Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tash's Pick: Winter Soldier #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker
Olivia thinks that on this cover Bucky looks like Rocky.
Artist: Butch Guice


This book was simply fantastic. Now let me just say that i am a big fan of Bucky/Cap. I liked it when he was Captain America. I really did think he was a better character then say Steve Rogers. But again, that's just me. Now Bucky gets his own title and I'm gonna say that this was one really fun comic to read.

I like the story by Brubaker, Bucky is teaming up with the Black Widow to track down the Zephyr Project. It turns out that when the Russians took Bucky and turned him into the Winter Soldier they repeated the process on other people as well. The source codes and the location of the other Russian assassin used for  the Zephyr Project has been sold on the black market.

Bucky is on a race against time to stop someone from taking and releasing the three assassins from the cryo sleep that they are in. The Writing is fast paced and it has ton of action. Brubaker writes a great dynamic between Bucky and The Black Widow. I liked that they had a bet when they broke into a warehouse that whoever was spotted first didn't have the option to pick where they went to breakfast the next day. You can really see that Ed Brubaker really loves these two characters.

The art by Butch Guice is fine by me. It has a noir like style to it. It's a little dark but then again this isn't your typical super hero book. I don't mind that sometimes you have to go back and look at pages over and over again to make out what's going on in a panel. That just adds to the reading experience i think.

The story ends when we learn that the Zephyr Project has been sold to Ex Prime Minster of Latveria Madame Lucia Von Bardas and The Red Ghost( an old Fantastic Four villain). They plan on using the Zephyr Project subjects to try and kill Doctor Doom which we all know is no easy feat. When it's all said and done you really need to buy this book.

-Tash Moore




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