Preview Pages: Marvel Antihero Gets His Own Comic in Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1

Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 4:18PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 4:18PM
Preview Pages: Marvel Antihero Gets His Own Comic in Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1

The most high-profile Captain America sidekick/antagonist around will get his own comic in the upcoming Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier debut. Bucky's stock is higher than ever after the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as the positive reception to Sebastian Stan's portrayal of the character, and Marvel will take advantage of that to the fullest in a series to be written by Secret Avengers's Ales Kot and illustrated by Marvel Knights Spider-Man's Marco Rudy.

 

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The series will follow Bucky as he explores space and enters the world of intergalactic espionage. He becomes the "Man on the Wall," the first line of defense against inter-dimensional threats. This plotline allows the writers to take the comic anywhere in the Marvel universe. When the first issue begins, Bucky is taken hostage on a foreign planet on which "killing thoughts" are forbidden.

 

Kot discussed Bucky's journey in the series with Marvel.com: Bucky has undergone brutal, numbing experiences. He became a killer after his mind got wiped out-repeatedly. He got thrown into a meat-grinder and somehow he survived. But surviving isn't living. I want to take the survivor and show him the universe. It's so easy to forget how astonishing life is. How often do you stop and consider the wonder of where we are? We are on a gigantic rock that is flying through space. Somehow our feet stick to the ground most of the time. There are other rocks flying around, each with a different system. In a universe so vast and complex, why and how do we create survivors instead of fully living human beings, and how can the survivors rediscover the totality of their possible experience? That's what I'm interested in."

 

Kot also explained that the series would have significant thematic content in addition to the action Marvel fans have come to expect: "It's a chance to discover the truth of the universe... I wanted to make a story that would become truly intergalactic, a story that begins with the themes of identity, murder and shadow play in space-and naturally progresses towards the vastness of human and non-human experience. The shadows in Winter Soldier are not just grey, they have all colors of a Mer'Z'Bow rainbow. And the Mer'Z'Bow rainbow has many, many colors."

 

Here are the preview pages, which first appeared on AV Club:

 

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Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1 comes out in October.

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