With the release of the new ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ trailer yesterday, buzz is really starting to build online as fans get more and more excited about the next chapter in the Marvel movie saga.  In the comics, Cap’s popularity has fluctuated over the years, but his recent run, under the pen of Ed Brubaker with art by Steve Epting was a smash success, possibly one of the most beloved runs in history, which saw the implausible resurrection of Cap’s former sidekick James “Bucky” Barnes as the assassin The Winter Soldier.

But Brubaker was astonished when excitement over the sequel turned to venom on Twitter, targeted at Marvel themselves!

Things started out mellow enough.




But things slightly soured, when one tweeter posted this:

Brubaker then went on the defensive regarding the publisher:




When one commenter tried to paint Marvel negatively for screwing Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Brubaker pointed out:



He even slipped in a plug for his new Image series ‘Velvet’ which debuted this week:

And the last word on the subject:

It’s really unusual for comic fans to be reactionary and jump to conclusions.  Especially on the internet. Luckily, Brubaker kept his cool and responded with facts and logic.  He and Steve Epting, not to mention Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, are not being screwed over by Marvel, so if you want to attack the company, you’ll have to find a different flag to wave.

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ hits theaters on April 4th, 2014.  Are you excited?

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