Although Marvel's Civil War movie hits theaters next month, this summer sees a new civil war brewing in comic books with Marvel's Civil War II.

That war, which will pit Captain Marvel against Iron Man, starts when a mysterious new character arrives in the Marvel universe with the power to predict future events. The superheroes start arguing over how to use that power, and the information this stranger offers.

Captain Marvel believes that this knowledge of the future could stop criminal acts from happening, with Iron Man believing that punishment should come only after a crime gets committed.

This divides the team into two factions. Siding with Captain Marvel is Captain America (Steve Rogers), War Machine, Spider-Man, Vision, Medusa, Blue Marvel, The Winter Soldier, Spectrum, She-Hulk, Hawkeye and Ant-Man. Iron Man's team includes Captain America (Sam Wilson), Thor, Black Panther, Star-Lord, Luke Cage, Hercules, Miss America, Daredevil, Black Widow, The Hulk (Amadeus Cho) and Deadpool.

Marvel recently released a sneak peek at Civil War II #1, featuring writing by Brian Michael Bendis and artwork by David Marquez.

"The Marvel Universe is at a crossroads," Marvel wrote in a press email. "A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future - for good or ill - and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: Wield the power of 'predictive justice' to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered. Protect the future. Change the future. Choose your side."

The story of Civil War II will kick off with a major character death, which will leave the team of superheroes questioning what's right and what's wrong.

"People's personal accountability is the theme of this one," Bendis said to the New York Daily News. "From the way cops are acting on camera, to the way people talk to each other online."

Fans looking to get another sneak peek of Civil War II can pick up a prologue by Bendis and Jim Cheung on Free Comic Book Day on May 7. Later that month, Civil War II #0 by Bendis and Olivier Coipel goes on sale.

Civil War II #1 goes on sale in comic book stores and online on June 1.

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