Marvel Comics big summer even is Civil War II, a direct sequel in many ways to the original event that truly changed the world of Marvel Comics forever.
With four issues done, the story has already taken many twists and turns. But now, a real life event has caused a delay for the issues, and add to that a desire to better cap off the story, and now Civil War II is bigger than ever. Writer Brian Michael Bendis explained this on his Tumblr Blog:
“well, if you peak over at @davidmarquez Facebook you’ll discover that he and his amazing wife tara just had a kick ass baby boy. a very cute baby too. and not all babies are cute at the start 🙂
not a delay hell, or a conspiracy, just a new baby in the middle of the hardest issue to draw. the ending of four shows that five is a monster.
david has been handing in about a page a day for the last couple of weeks so we’re getting back on track.
so much so that marvel greenlit an 8th issue for us. i came up with a better ending but needed the pages. very grateful that they let us do our thing.”
This is the second major Marvel event to be delayed within a year, as Secret Wars went from 7 to 8 issues as well. Hopefully this delay and expansion won’t affect the story too much.