Hey guys love the site! I wanted to ask you a question about the winter soldier. You probably got this before if so i apologize. The original Brubaker run is confusing as to whether he had Super soldier serum in him before the fall or given to him to bring him back or at all. The movie suggests that he was experimented on. So basically was he or wasn't he? If not how is he as strong as Cap? Thanks Keith
Keeping with the comics canon, Bucky is in peak physical condition, comparable to an Olympic athlete. His only physical alteration would be his bionic arm, which is capable of superhuman feats of strength. At the end of Fear Itself, Nick Fury used the last of his Infinity Formula to bring Bucky back from the brink of death.
In the movies, my personal belief is that Zola only performed experiments on Bucky’s mind, but it’s not out of the question to think that Zola was experimenting with Erskine’s formula and testing them on Bucky. That could explain how Steve broke through Hydra’s mind control, since the formula makes “good become better; bad become worse.” The formula bringing out Bucky’s good side, along with Steve using childhood memories, could have come together to overcome Bucky’s brainwashing. But this is all speculation on my part about the movie canon.
Imax poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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It has come to my attention that there are already spoilers being posted in the Cap tag.
I feel like this should be common knowledge already, but it bears repeating: STOP POSTING SPOILERS. We’ve all been waiting for this movie, and to have key moments spoiled for us by inconsiderate users is just plain ridiculous. If you absolutely HAVE to post your shitty bootleg gif sets, at least tag them with spoiler somewhere in the post. Or better yet, DON’T POST THEM AT ALL.
Don’t be that person that ruins a movie for everyone else.
Where would you suggest someone looking to get in on Winter Soldier's story/backstory start? Especially if they prefer collected volumes and stuff?
For Winter Soldier’s backstory, you definitely want to read Captain America and Bucky #620-628, with an emphasis on issue #624. Cap and Bucky goes over Bucky’s history, and #624 gives a really good over view of Bucky’s time as the Winter Soldier. I also suggest getting the Captain America: Winter Soldier tpb, which collects issues #1-9, 11-14 of Captain America vol. 5. This is where Ed Brubaker initially introduces the Winter Soldier, and is arguably the best retcon of a death in comics history. In fact, just read all of Captain America vol. 5, since it’ll follow Bucky in some way or another (it’ll have Bucky in the main character slot after issue #25 for uh… obvious reasons :’[ ). And the best series for all of your Bucky needs would be the Winter Soldier comic, which unfortunately came to an end, but with Brubaker at the writing helm for a majority of the series, along with inks by Butch Guice and colors by Liz Breitweiser, it was one of the best, if not the best comic series of 2012/2013.
"But no one stops me.”
"Yeah, well… Someone has to. And I can’t fail you again…”
Parallels between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America vol. 5 #14
New Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie poster