Think you know the story of Cap and Bucky’s origins? Well, think again. The secret story of the early days of Captain America, told from Bucky Barnes’s point of view.

From co-writers Ed Brubaker and Marc Andreyko with artist Chris Samnee (Thor: The Mighty Avenger).

Story by Ed Brubaker & Marc Andreyko
Art by Chris Samnee
Colors by Bettie Breitweiser
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Ed McGuinness, Val Staples, Mark Bagley & Andy Lanning

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 8.7%


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  1. Samnee’s art with Breitweiser’s colors means this is going to look amazing, really amazing.  Brubaker can write a great WWII flashback so an entire WWII arc could be done really well.  I’m just curious how long this book in it’s current form will last.  I’d like to see how far it can go, but it may be hard to support two Cap books even with the movie out.

  2. Looking forward to this. I agree with everything TexasZombie99 said above. It will be interesting to see how long both titles last, and how they handle folding them back into one numbering system, if and when that becomes necessary.

    Also: Chris Samnee & Ed Brubaker? Awesome! 

  3. This is gonna be badass. More fun than the Cap book.

  4. This sounds fantastic. It also sounds like it should be a mini-series.

  5. Interesting new paradigm: Now every time they re-number a long running title to issue #1, they leave the old book with an altered title. Both books probably initially outsell the one that got rebooted. They let it run for a while and at an appropriate time (a 50 or 100 issue) they join em back together for all new triple-szed action. Rinse and repeat.

    I am more interested in this one, mainly due to Samnee.

  6. @JimBilly4  – I like the way Marvel does the numbering.

  7. Coming off just watching the Cap movie, I’m all kinds of pumped for this! Add my love of the work of Chris Samnee and I’m exploding with anticipation!!! *bOOm*!!!

  8. Brubaker + WWII settings = gold

  9. This probably has a strong shot at being my POTW…

    Bru/Samnee/Cap? Could be a perfect storm of awesome…

  10. I’m really looking foreword to this. I assume by the time the initial idea for this series is kinda done, I’m sure they will change the name back, get rid of the newest relaunch and go back to the original numbering.

  11. Excited to check this out, but it’s really going to screw up how I organize my Cap comics 😉

  12. How many issues will this arc be?

  13. @mgriffith  This arc is five issues, going by the title page. NOt sure what happens after that…

    I liked this a lot. Bit more of a slow burn tha I was expecting, but I think I preferred ito to the in-your-face Cap #1… And the art was outstanding. Seriously fantastic.

  14. Samee killed once again. I love all the life in panels.

  15. Loved, loved, LOVED it.  The only off element to me was the McGuiness cover which completely missed the tone of the interiors.

  16. My comic shop had a huge stack of this, I think I’m the only one who bought it. Very Sad.

  17. @markish: Thanks.  I may trade-wait this one then.  Need to start saving for September…

  18. @Bryce31 Your shop might have ordered too many. I dunno if this book would have suffered to come out the same week as Cap #1 or if it would have thrived to be next to it.

    I personally love the art so much more and the story’s more engaging. And it’s cheaper. I hope readers will at least continue to buy this title if they’re now getting Captain America solo

  19. All I have to say is that Samnee is the man.

  20. This origins story Brubaker weaves here for Bucky fits, doesn’t it.

  21. I am more excited for this book then the new Cap book.

  22. @pyynk  I agree. The cover wasn’t nearly as good as the interiors. This book was my PotW.

  23. This book was a pleasant surprise. Not a huge Cap fan, but took a chance on Captain America #1. Wasn’t thrilled. Heard a lot of praise for Bucky & Cap, and thought hmm…one more chance? What the hey. And sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story was engaging, but the art is what really hooked me. I love the emerging trend of simpler, more cartoony/design-y comic book illustration, a la Darwyn Cooke or Mike Allred, and that’s what we have here. The style took me back to WWII and made me really believe in what was happening. I think I might have to give this title a chance for a few more issues…

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