Hopefully by now, you've heard the news. This might be a little spoilery if you haven't read this week's comics but Marvel has released details about Ed Brubaker's WINTER SOLDIER series. If you haven't read FEAR ITSELF #7.1, you might want to stop reading this, go read that issue and then come back.
Recently we saw that teaser for "What if there wasn't only one?" The single red star immediately reminded us of Bucky as the Winter Soldier. I brought up the recent revelation that there were other Winter Soldier sleeper agents and it looks like Brubaker is going to tie up that loose end.
Besides Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice and Bettie Breitweiser will also be on board as part of the creative team! Lee Bermejo will be the cover artist and check out the cover to issue #1.
So the secret is out. Bucky is back. HOW?!? Read FEAR ITSELF #7.1. You won't regret it. Bucky has to deal with those sleeper agents because he has information on them locked in his brain.
This is me trying to create a book that is James Bond meets Splinter Cell in the Marvel Universe. -Ed Brubaker
That right there, is all the information I need to know to be on board for this series.== TEASER ==
More details were given during Marvel's Liveblog. Only Captain America, Nick Fury and Black Widow know Bucky is still alive.
That's not to say he will not encounter other Marvel characters, but it will be in the shadows. If people know Bucky is still alive, that's a problem for Cap too, who knows he's doing stuff not exactly to the letter of the law. -Tom Brevoort
I'll update this with more information later. Who's excited? I sure am!!
Bucky and Black Widow will be the Mr. and Mrs. Smith of the Marvel Universe.
There's a scene in Winter Soldier #2 that is my favorite Nick Fury scene I've ever written. He's one of my favorite characters.
This is really my Marvel dream. I got to write Captain America and bring Bucky back, now I'm writing my ultimate Marvel spy book with Bucky, Black Widow and Nick Fury.
WINTER SOLDIER will be an ongoing series. Ed will continue as a consultant on CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY.