How this affects the tie-in issues has not yet been revealed, but it is likely that the October-scheduled Civil War: The Oath will now be delayed due to it's solicitation describing it as an epilogue to the event.
“It’s not a different ending but a different way to tell it and I am so happy that Marvel gave us this chance to do our thing. Some fans already know that a lot is going to change in the Marvel Universe post-Civil War II but we’ve kept some secrets secret and issue #8 is chock full of them.”Brian Micheal Bendis
The move is reminiscent of the recent Secret Wars event, which (once underway) was lengthened by one extra issue to complete the story. Nevertheless, recent market share reports have almost certainly been the driving force for the change. Marvel needs to respond, so look for Civil War II -the only comc NOT published by DC that featured in July's Top 20 sales figures- to end with an even BIGGER BANG than first scripted.
September and October are traditionally the months in the US when the big gun shows start and the battle-hardened shows with a new season begin. Ahead of this, the major companies begin to make announcements, so here are some choice morsels from last week...