James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books . Upon her rescue, Carter tells Captain America that Winter Soldier looked like Bucky. S.H.I.E.L.D. chief Nick Fury confirms the Winter Soldier's. See Also See: The Winter Soldier Comic Books Category for a complete list., See : Winter Soldier for all the variations of the subject on the site., See: Winter. There are things from the Winter Soldier days that I'm just remembering. Weapons Bucky was ranked as 53rd on IGN's Top Comic Book Heroes in
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But unbeknownst to Cap, Bucky Barnes was salvaged by Soviet Russia- and transformed into a cybernetic Cold War agent. The Winter Soldier's first appearance. 11 Results computerescue.info is the source for Marvel comics, digital comics, comic strips, and more featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier # Bucky Barnes believes in second chances. Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked.
Nat's evolution into the Black Widow we know is so great because she reclaimed her agency and chose to be good, even after all the bad shit that happened to her.
Things I liked: When they were bantering about whoever gets caught first downloads dinner, I became truly invested in their dynamic. They felt like a real team, like the trusted each other with their lives and understood each other on a level no one else would. He writes Bucky well and creates very compelling stories.
While some of them felt very contrived and fizzled out quickly, I was still captivated by what was going on. Even though I hated the damsel in distress shit, I appreciated them showing that Nat has a family now, that she created on her own. Overall, there were things I hated and things I loved. It was worth a read, but it's definitely not my favorite.
Jan 22, Shivam Kalra rated it it was amazing. This is a beautiful and painful love story. It took me some time to catch up to it because there is a lot of backstory to it. But once I did, it immediately became interesting.
There is so much depth to Bucky Barnes and Natasha that is hardly explored in the Marvel movies. THIS needs to be made into a movie. It's perfect. Winter Soldier is probably going to be the best love story I'll read this year. It'll be difficult for any love story I read in rest of the 11 months of to live upto this This is a beautiful and painful love story. It'll be difficult for any love story I read in rest of the 11 months of to live upto this one. Oct 28, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: There were also places where I had trouble figuring out what was going on in the art panels; some were more stylised than others.
Natalia "Natasha" Romanoff, the Black Widow, is captured and brainwashed, back to her enemy super-spy ways; and James leads a desperate SHIELD search, trying to stop her from completing her mission and to help her get her mind back.
His love for her is very clear and very touching. Before this, I was unaware of a relationship between the two characters. Definitely more emotional than many superhero stories, and the ending made me feel melancholy.
Though appearances by Daredevil and Wolverine add a touch of fun to the plot. Jun 01, Keith rated it liked it. Having never read a Winter Soldier comic, or any Captain America comic published this century, and not really liking Avengers -centered comics in general, I can say that this is easily the best of all those things I have ever read.
It is psychotically gorgeous, such a beautifully polished book that I wonder how Marvel was even able to afford making any other nice-looking comics when this was coming out because it clearly sucks up all the beauty in the room; that's just how good it looks. I have a Having never read a Winter Soldier comic, or any Captain America comic published this century, and not really liking Avengers -centered comics in general, I can say that this is easily the best of all those things I have ever read.
I have also almost-never read a Brubaker comic I wasn't impressed by, and this is a damned impressive book.
It is, somehow, a straight-up intense-as-fuck spy comic that still manages to show all the joyous moves one can make when one has access to Doctor Doom -- like, things that totally should not work but not only do they totally work, but they make the book thrive. It is, however -- I mean, oh god -- the most grotesquely square-jawed book o' sheer damn manliness I have read in a looong time, and I get that this comic is a few years old but still?
I don't fucking know. I mean, even Bond is post-modern now, but we're really gonna go with "let's go get my girl? But man oh man, the art and the Doctor Doom stuff, pretty fuckin good. May 23, Crystal rated it liked it Shelves: I primarily read this because I knew that Bucky and Natasha had a relationship during some of the graphic novels and I wanted to read about them since I like the pairing.
And this definitely had that. Some of the artwork was great but some was just too chaotic and hurt my brain so it lost a star for that. The other star was lost because of the ending. How about you let the girl make the choice instead of making it for her. Oct 24, Kathleen rated it it was ok Shelves: There has never been a character as thoroughly shafted as the Black Widow.
Okay, maybe a few of Kyle Rayner's girlfriends. And Janet van Dyne. Black Widow's treatment in comics and film is typical of the genre's writing of characters who are women. By golly it bugs me, though. I should make it clear that, this being a grimdark Winter Soldier book, I don't necessarily object to the brainwashing and theft of her agency. Mind games can be an interesting plot device and they're an important pa There has never been a character as thoroughly shafted as the Black Widow.
Mind games can be an interesting plot device and they're an important part of her past and character. The audience is expected to just forget the age and breadth of her character. What bothers me the most is that this book ends with her memories of a single person being completely extracted, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind style, and all of the other heroes accepting this as fine and normal. Excepting, of course, Bucky's manpain.
Because they give the choice about recovering the missing memories to her boyfriend for some reason, instead of explaining the situation to her and giving her a choice. So to sum up, after an initial setup wherein she gets to fight a little evil, flirt, and remind us that they have the ideal superspy relationship, Natasha spends most of the book being used by the bad guy to make Bucky feel feelings.
But at least the art is extra drab so there's no risk of mistaking this book for something that would be any fun to read. That said, there are a few pretty hilarious Doom moments and this story is a pretty important chapter in the canon of both of these characters. So maybe read it. If you have to.
View 2 comments. Oct 27, Peter rated it it was amazing. I fell in love with Bucky in his Winter Soldier persona so it was great to see him go back to it, albeit in a hero capacity. He's so much better as a behind the scenes character who gets the job done.
Sep 13, Stewart Tame rated it really liked it. First off, kudos to Marvel for putting in a one-page summary of recent events leading up to this series. As someone familiar with the Winter Soldier character only from the second Captain America movie at the time I stopped reading comics regularly, Bucky was still dead , I appreciated the rundown.
It wasn't elaborate, but it didn't have to be: This needs to be a regular thing with superhero graphic novels. Marvel and DC have countles First off, kudos to Marvel for putting in a one-page summary of recent events leading up to this series.
The Story Behind Bucky’s Groundbreaking Comic-Book Reinvention As the Winter Soldier
Marvel and DC have countless decades of continuity that not every casual reader is going to be familiar with, and having the bare minimum needed to set up the story is a highly useful feature.
Wish it happened more often. Ed Brubaker writes this as an action-oriented spy series. It works very well for the material. Agent Barnes is back and working under the radar again, trying to track down some missing sleeper agents before they wreak havoc.
The plots are wonderfully twisty, and, while comic book brainwashing always works, Brubaker goes the extra mile to set it up as a believable story element. You can't just brainwash someone immediately. It takes time and money and special equipment and just the right touch on the controls.
He also makes good use of iconic characters like Doctor Doom and Wolverine and so on. They fit very naturally into the story he's telling. I'm always happy to see Butch Guice's artwork. He's come a long way since the days of the Southern Knights.
His panel layouts are particularly striking, and he seems to be letting his inner Steranko out to play, very fitting for this title. In fact, I'd say that the story and art combined tell a tale that seems like a melding of Steranko and Howard Chaykin--the cover of the book practically screams American Flagg--but updated for the 21st century.
This book was all kinds of fun. May 14, Jen rated it really liked it. I already read this in the large Captain America Omnibus a few years ago, but when I figured that out I decided it was worth reading again. This ends on a sad, but ultimately appropriate note. I never read the volumes immediately after this so I will have to see if I can library them! Great characters, great cameos toward the end.
Aug 06, Sammie rated it really liked it. Feb 19, Liz rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I always was. Just some lost soldier who forgot he ever had a home - until she gave me one. BuckyNat forever. View 1 comment. Hello, gorgeous volume. I love your drawings, I love your colors, I love the way you look and feel. You make me feel like I'm falling into your complex, gritty world. The story is also interesting - it has a more mature feel to it, going deep into unpleasant pasts which come back to hunt Bucky and Natasha who, by the way, make a lovely duo.
I'm not sure I'm a fan of brainwashing as an all-powerful plot device which can corrupt individual minds completely within an instant Jan 20, Connor Lawless rated it really liked it.
Overall really great, I liked the art style of the comics a lot and the plot and characters were very well done, giving new and old readers of the Winter Soldier and Black Widow a good read.
The connection between the two was deep and well developed throughout the stories and was played out better than most love stories in comic books. The quick inclusion of other Marvel characters in one of the later comics was nice however I was not a huge fan of the depiction of Black Widow as a damsel in dis Overall really great, I liked the art style of the comics a lot and the plot and characters were very well done, giving new and old readers of the Winter Soldier and Black Widow a good read.
The quick inclusion of other Marvel characters in one of the later comics was nice however I was not a huge fan of the depiction of Black Widow as a damsel in distress in need of a hero in it. May 19, Lisa Burgess rated it it was amazing Shelves: Der beste Comic, den ich in meinem kurzem Comicleben gelesen habe. Oct 22, Chloe Natasha rated it it was ok Shelves: This started out so well, but God, did it quickly grind my gears.
It's exhausting. It's cheap writing, because it's something that always seems to happen with this character. At one point, the villain literally states that he didn't program Nat to love him This started out so well, but God, did it quickly grind my gears. At one point, the villain literally states that he didn't program Nat to love him because he wants to 'earn her love, like [Bucky] did.
To top it off, Nat's memories are recovered, except her memories of Bucky because, of course so the series ends on this depressing, I-will-never-love-again note for Bucky and it's just so much Man Pain and I can't deal with it. My problem doesn't even lie with Natalia's brainwashing as such though, as I stated earlier, it is cheap writing for her character, and I would've preferred it not happening at all, as it sends a horrible message that Nat will never truly escape her abusers but the fact that it was all about how Bucky felt about it.
When it comes to brainwashing, the focus should be on the emotions and the agency of the victim, but instead, I'm sat here dealing with the only main female character in the book being used as a plot device, subjected to more abuse, all for the sake of Bucky being able to mope and punch walls. I really hate it when female characters are used as plot devices so the men can be sad, mad and macho about it, can you tell?
Now, some positives! I really enjoyed the art. I thought the desaturated colouring really fit the vibe of the series, with it being a spy thriller. I had some issues with how Nat was drawn, which, sadly, isn't that surprising, but generally I really liked it. I also enjoyed this book a lot before Nat was kidnapped.
Brubaker, for the most part, is a great writer, and I think he captures Bucky really well. It's just a shame it flopped so hard halfway through. To summarise: Fuck your Man Pain and fuck using female characters as plot devices! Jan 25, Abbie Rands rated it really liked it. Good grief this was good. I have actually never cared as much about a graphic novel relationship as I did about Bucky and Natasha. Plus the storyline was solid.
It never lost or confused me, I never had to flick back to remember what was happening and it held my interest throughout. The Black Widow Hunt and Broken Arrow sections of the book were by far the best, but I was pretty entertained whilst reading the rest too.
Oct 20, Melissa rated it liked it. I have owned this one for years now and have just now gotten around to reading it. I enjoyed it, for the most part. The Winter Soldier will always be one of those heroes that I want to read. The collection definitely didn't usurp Matt Fraction's Hawkeye run as my favorite or anything, but it was still good.
May 29, Villain E rated it liked it Shelves: This is pretty good. Brubaker is a good writer, Guice and Lark are good artists and, more importantly, good storytellers.
The story is decent but not amazing. Losing one star over that depiction of ballet because do you have any idea how pointe shoes work? Not like that, let me tell you. However, the way the story uses the character is certainly surprising. We see Red Skull keeping a low profile as he waits to take down Captain America only to be assassinated by The Winter Soldier early on in the story.
His lack of inclusion in The Winter Solider is probably a good idea as such a character would probably feel out of place in the more grounded story.
Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier ( - Present)
Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones is probably most known to comic book fans as the villain who killed Steve Roger during the Civil War storyline. Here, Crossbones is a side villain who Cap has to deal with throughout the story. In the film, Rumlow is changed to be a corrupt S. D agent who is tasked with hunting Cap down when he goes rogue.
While not seen in his comic book costume in this film, it serves as an origin story of sorts for him and he re-emerges as Crossbones in Captain America: Civil War. The film is presented like a 70s-era conspiracy thriller and uses that to amazing effect.
The comic book also keeps its readers in the dark about the bigger story.
However, the two stories ultimately lead down different paths. It is later revealed Lukin himself is being manipulated by Red Skull. In the film, Alexander Pierce, the Secretary of Defense, is controlling the assassin in an attempt to restore Hydra to power.
In both versions of the story, Bucky, thought to have been killed in action, is taken by the enemy and reprogrammed to be a remorseless killer. But we see Bucky is trying to remember who he is and fighting against his reprogramming even as he is being forced to do terrible things.In , Bucky accidentally walked in on Steve Rogers changing into his uniform, thus discovering his friend was Captain America and insisted that he join him.
Barnes' accelerated learning process are in levels greater than what is naturally possible. However, Zemo has other plans on Winter Soldier, deciding to tie him onto the rocket to be killed in its explosion. For all the boring political differences between Rogers and Stark, the catalyst of the war was Bucky.
Originally dead from an explosion over the English Channel pursuing the evil Baron Zemo during WW2, Brubaker imagines Bucky surviving the blast and being turned into a cyborg assassin, brainwashed into fighting for the Russians.
As Captain America, he appeared as a regular character in the Avengers series, from issue 1 July through issue 7 January , and in issue Roy Thomas Sal Buscema.
Coincidentally, Rogers was suited up and ready to fight crime that night as well until he witnessed Bucky and the Black Widow depart. It's like the guy challenges himself with making ridiculous premises work on both narrative and human levels.