Seriously....they killed Bucky? I'm just.... so freaking irritated. I've made my feelings known on this numerous times before. I think Marvel's doing a sh!tty thing by pandering to the people who are going to see the movie and replacing Bucky with Steve as Cap. It pisses me off. Bucky may not have been the true blue that Steve was, but he made a damn good Captain America. He was conflicted and it was a pleasure watching him grow and adjust and overcome his past. Bucky had his spot, Steve had his. But of course, this is Marvel, so why would they actually want to make the fans happy instead of pandering to people who are going to be seeing the movie? That doesn't make any sense, right? /sarcasm
So that was the majority of my complaint with them removing Bucky from his position as Captain America...but I was going to get over it. I was going to be a little bitter about it for a while, but the fact that I love Brubaker and adore McNiven (especially when they're writing Captain America) was soothing the pain. The only way I wasn't going to eventually be okay with this choice was if they killed Bucky to do it...which they seemingly have.
I'm sure eventually I'll come around, but for now I'm just incredibly disappointed. Not only has Marvel removed Bucky from his position of Captain America in order to A. renumber the series and B. pander to movie audiences, but they've actually killed him. That just doesn't sit well with me at all.
*Disclaimer: I have not actually read Fear Itself #3, so this rant could be entirely inaccurate.