I wanted to put this in the Civil War #7 thread, but I thought that since I'm gonna get into some spoilers and speculative spoilers, I thought it needed a seperate thread so that people could avoid this if needed. Mods can merge this with any existing Civil War thread if it's needed, though. Anyway, like I said, we're getting into spoilers (for all the Civil War issues out, and also things like possible spoilery covers in the solicitations ) and speculative spoilers (some which may not have been confirmed). So you've been warned. Now, way back in WIZARD last year (#175 to be exact) they put in a bunch of teaser questions (like they did for Infinite Crisis/52/OYL), and most of them have been answered so far. Choices in bold are the ones that have been mostly confirmed. 1. Which pair of heroes will join the Fantastic Four after CIVIL WAR? *Luke Cage and Jessica Jones *Human Galactus and Silver Surfer *Storm and Black Panther *She-Hulk and Hawkeye The Turner cover depicted Storm and Black Panther as part of the FF with Johnny and Ben. I know that there's recent news over a cover depicting Johnny and Ben with Galactus and Silver Surfer, but I don't really think that's neccesarily the FF, unless members just pop in and out. 2. Which character willingly reveals their secret identity to the world during CIVIL WAR? *Spider-Man *Spider-Woman *Daredevil *Iron Man (I think this was a bit of a cheat since really, two characters unmasked themselves--keep in mind that Tony pretended not to be Iron Man post-Avengers Disassembled and then eventually revealed it again during Civil War.) 3. Which hero will choose retirement over registration as a result of the events happening in CIVIL WAR? *Iron Fist *Firestar *Falcon *Wonder Man (Unless Falcon's also going to retire, I'm pretty sure the one answer is Firestar.) 4. Which hero is arrested during CIVIL WAR? *Captain America *Punisher *Iron Man *Nick Fury This hasn't been answered yet, but my guess: it really can't be Fury or Punisher since there's really no impact to it--Millar is quoted in the article saying this: "This is the defining moment of the whole series. The main arrest is probably the best scene in the book and should hopefully have everyone talking. There's a few scenes in this book people will take to their graves--this is one of them." My guess? Captain America. Or at least, Steve Rogers. There's a rumor going around that Winter Soldier will take over as the new Cap (I'll get into that in the next post), and Rogers getting arrested might be what leads into that. If Iron Man is arrested, then it'd probably mean that he kills Captain America or damages him or whatever. Adding to this, the cover of CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION depicts Cap's shield covered in blood. It could mean that either A) Captain America is killed, or B) he has blood on his hands. OTOH that cover could just be a red herring.... 5. Which two heroes will make their triumphant return in the pages of Civil War? *Thor *Captain Marvel *Ant-Man *Hawkeye Ant-Man can be crossed off since there's a new Ant-Man and he wasn't really introduced in the Civil War titles. Hawkeye showed up in a recent issue of NEW AVENGERS and I really doubt there's much chance to involve him in an important role at this time. Thor KINDA returned, and it does indicate that CIVIL WAR is what leads into the upcoming Thor relaunch. Then there's the matter of CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN, which has a symbol on the cover matching the symbol of Captain Marvel (the Mar-Vell one). 6. CIVIL WAR brings out the dark side of one hero. Which one will resort to brutal torture? *Black Panther *Dr. Strange *Iron Man *Namor Did this question get answered yet? I didn't get around to following the Wolverine tie-ins so I don't know if Namor had Nitro tortured or something. I'm really sure Black Panther and Dr. Strange didn't do any torturing, though. 7. Which hero gets beaten into a coma during CIVIL WAR? *Kitty Pryde *Human Torch *Spider-Woman *Shang-Chi Yeah, it was the Torch, as seen in #1. 8. Which surprise character will join the Avengers at the end of CIVIL WAR? *Speedball *Ares *Iron Fist *Hyperion (Squadron Supreme--image shown is of the JMS & Gary Frank version) Considering the preview of MIGHTY AVENGERS, it's Ares. Speedball's on the Thunderbolts as Penance, and I think Hyperion's busy in his own series and in ULTIMATE POWER. I dunno if Iron Fist would join the other Avengers team, though. 9. Which team will be reformed as a result of CIVIL WAR? *Champions *Alpha Flight *X-Force *West Coast Avengers In #6 we see that SHIELD and the pro-reg heroes were working on a new team of Champions, made of characters who had codenames were Greek Gods' names. There's a new team Omega Flight, which might be seen as a kinda/sorta revival of Alpha Flight, but I'm not sure. Millar indicates in the article re: the four choices, "Maybe all of the above." 10. Which character will switch sides during CIVIL WAR? *Mr. Fantastic *Spider-Man *Wolverine *Invisible Woman At this rate, it's just Spider-Man and the Invisible Woman, unless Wolverine shows up at the last moment and/or Reed switches sides. 11. Which team will be featured on "America's Most Wanted" during CIVIL WAR? *Runaways *Young Avengers *X-Men *Millar and McNiven I think it was Runaways and Young Avengers, wasn't it? I missed out on the mini-series. Anyway, there's also the chance that story elements may have changed as they went along (ie the Infinite Crisis/52/OYL thing indicated that Guy Gardner would survive and Nightwing, Kon-El, and Wally West would die--and Nightwing was left off the chopping block as the story progressed). Feel free to throw in added speculation, spoilers you might've heard elsewhere, and all that.