Marvel Kills Off a Long-Running Avenger in Civil War II

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 12:41PM
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 12:41PM
Marvel Kills Off a Long-Running Avenger in Civil War II
Civil War II promised lots of carnage and a huge shift of the status quo, but now Marvel is taking it to a whole new level. In the third issue, which comes out today, Marvel has killed off one of their oldest heroes. And even crazier, he was killed by another beloved Avenger.

Huge spoilers ahead!!


This issue of Civil War II opens with the trial for the murder of Bruce Banner, aka Hulk. The Hulk will continue, of course, as Totally Awesome Hulk was confirmed among the Marvel NOW! titles for this fall, but Bruce himself has been part of Marvel Comics for many years, and the mantle will belong to someone else for the foreseeable future.

In this issue, Ulysses has a vision of Hulk killing several other members of the Avengers. The Avengers, X-Men, and Inhumans pay him a visit, but he hasn't turned into Hulk in quite a while, as he has been performing gamma ray experiments to prevent it. Tensions start to rise when Bruce feels he's being wrongfully accused, and another hero kills him. By the end of the issue, it's revealed to be Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye.

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In the trial, Clint claims that Bruce gave him the arrowhead that would kill him, and told him to use it if Bruce ever Hulked out again. But the problem is, he hadn't, and it's meant to be ambiguous whether he was going to or not. This will continue to raise questions about the ethics of acting on Ulysses' visions, and will change the dynamic between the heroes significantly.

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Civil War II #3 is now available in comic book stores.
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