We're officially on the road to Civil War II, and it all begins in Civil War II #0 by Brian Michael BendisOlivier Coipel and Justin Ponsor! Well, it actually all begins in the Free Comic Book Day flipbook that  sets the stage for the conflict, but that leads right into the zero issue where things really start to heat up (we assume) and we've an unlettered preview of all the action.

Last week, we whittled down the candidates for the upcoming big deaths teased as part of Civil War II, and came up with two likely candidates: War Machine and She-Hulk. Both characters are all over the preview pages for Civil War II #0, so it's looking increasingly likely that one or both of them is going to bite it in order to give other characters much needed motivation in the upcoming hero v hero slugfest.

There is a chance that neither of them is going to die, because the marketing is so heavily hinting that at least one of them definitely will that at this point if feels like Marvel is messing with us and it's going to be someone completely different. Whether these hints are a red herring or not, you can check out Olivier Coipel and Justin Ponsor's gorgeous preview pages for Civil War II #0 below.

 

Esad Ribic
Phil Noto
Kim Jung Gi
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Here's the solicitation details:

CIVIL WAR II #0 (MAR160746)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Colors by JUSTIN PONSOR
Variant Covers by ESAD RIBIC (MAR160747) and
GREG LAND (MAR168490)
Connecting Variant A by KIM JUNG GI (MAR160748)
Character Variant by PHIL NOTO (MAR160749)
From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel's new explosive event. Watch as the players are introduced and the table is set for a storyline that fans will be talking about for years.
FOC – 04/25/16, On-Sale – 05/18/16