About three months ago, Marvel Comics announced that Bucky Barnes would be getting his own solo book as part of All-New Marvel NOW called ‘Winter Soldier: The Bitter March’ from ‘Captain America’ and ‘Uncanny Avengers’ scribe Rick Remender and artist Roland Boschi. Unfortunately, it’s only a limited series, but with the character at the center of the upcoming feature film ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, he needed to appear somewhere else in the Marvel Universe besides ‘All-New Invaders’ (which is still a pretty awesome book despite not solely focusing on Cap’s former sidekick). Now, after learning about the 60s spy feel of the book, we have an exclusive first look at the first issue.
While his team up with the Invaders is a modern story for the Winter Soldier, and the movie shows his origin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Bitter March’ brings to light an untold tale from his time as a Soviet operative. During this particular mission, he’s found going head to head with S.H.I.E.L.D. as they both are targeting HYDRA to retrieve two very important scientists.
You can check out the first few pages and the variant covers for the new series in the gallery below, followed by a complete synopsis of the story:
1966: With Nick Fury missing, and presumed dead, global espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. sends secret agent Ran Shen to collect two Nazi scientists with the key to defining who wins the Cold War. But the Americans are not the only ones who want the high value scientists. The Soviets have opened the Red Room, releasing their most dangerous operative –The Winter Soldier, who unbeknownst to the world, is the presumed-dead partner of Captain America—Bucky Barnes! The brainwashed soldier’s mission: to acquire the scientists by any means or to kill them should they fall into American hands. This classic 60’s style, high-octane, spy pulp told at Cold War’s peak follows Ran Shen and his terrified scientists as they creep out of the shadow of East Berlin. Intrigue, adventure, romance and murder abound with ramifications that will shatter relationships in the modern-day Marvel Universe—including one with the Star Spangled Avenger himself!
What do you think of the first look at ‘Winter Soldier: The Bitter March’? Do you plan on adding it to your pull list? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Source: Comic Book Movie