Empire's Captain America: Civil War Cover Recreates an Iconic Piece of Marvel Artwork

Friday, 19 February 2016 - 12:51PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 12:51PM
Empire's Captain America: Civil War Cover Recreates an Iconic Piece of Marvel Artwork
We're now just a few months away from witnessing Captain America: Civil War and to celebrate, Empire Magazine has dedicated their cover what is undoubtedly Marvel's biggest movie event so far. As good as the cover art is, though, the most exciting element about it is the fact that it appears to be an homage to an iconic piece of Marvel cover art.


The cover is, without a shadow of a doubt, inspired by Steve McNiven's 2006 work on Marvel's Civil War #7. Like its movie successor, Civil War was one of the most-important story arcs Marvel ever produced, and the cover art you see below shows why. 


Despite all the carnage around them, Iron Man and Captain America are still going hammer and tongs at each other, the belief in their separate arguments unwavering. Indeed, this climactic issue was all about the two leaders of their respective sides, and it's that element of the war that is being played up, not just by Empire, but pretty much all of Captain America: Civil War's marketing materials.

In the build up to its release (which was pushed back twice), Marvel fandom was dominated by talk of what the outcome of this final battle would be. Now, we obviously know what happened, but similar discussions are rife among fans of the MCU who are wondering just how close to this original story the movie will stay. None of us are expecting all of our heroes to emerge from this battle alive, but the identity of those who perish is likely to become one of 2016's biggest spoiler moments.



Captain America: Civil War is released in theaters on May 6th 2016
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