All i have to say Mr. Brubaker is that you have done a magnificent job with your comic issues this week. With what you have done with Fear itself 7.1 you not only redeemed Bucky's abrupt "death" but now you get to launch another series with Bucky, add the already amazing Cap and Bucky series that fleshes out his back story and it is a great time to be a Captain America fan.
Whenever i would surf the forums from time to time i would see some very strong Bucky fans saying how they wanted him to stay as cap and some strong Steve rogers fans saying that they wanted him to go back to cap. Under a lesser writer someone would feel like they were being left out with the recent reveal of Bucky's revival in fi 7.1 but in fact you have made both sides happy. Now if you want your Bucky stories you have Cap and Bucky as well as the winter soldier ongoing for your Bucky fix and for the Steve fans you have the regular Captain America series and the avengers line to keep you happy. Genius stuff Brubaker I really mean that!
Even though I am on a tighter budget this year i am going to find ways to fit this winter soldier series into my budget like I have with the Cap and Bucky because Brubaker is what Marvel needs to strive be like again. Strong character driven tales done by a writer who truly cares for each of his characters and their development. And especially with how tight I am on my budget, that kind of quality is exactly what I am looking for with my comic purchases.
Now all we need is a black widow series done by Brubaker and everything would be right with the world, But for now this will do just nicely!