captain america 2: the winter soldier
Promo Images/Banners for Phase 2 of the MCU!
The news was released during the Iron Man 3 panel today at San Diego Comic Con.
I’ve waited for this for 5 years, dreams do come true folks~!
But not Winter Soldier:
[Winter Soldier is] going to be my only Marvel book soon. I’ll do The Winter Soldier as long as it lasts… or, I’ll do it for as long as I can. [Spurgeon laughs] Because I don’t know if it’ll last, but I’m really proud of that book and the second and third storylines on it are some of my favorite stuff I’ve done for Marvel, ever.
Welp, time to cry all day.
Sad news my friends, Ed Brubaker will no longer be writing Captain America. :< I knew this day was coming, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so soon. I hope he continues to write Winter Soldier though, that is his dream project, his baby so to speak.
Ed Brubaker has had a fabulous notorious run on Captain America, he’s managed to do the impossible and bring back a character that everyone hated. Now Bucky has his own series as Winter Soldier and has a wonderfully rewritten backstory that makes his character believable.
Brubaker was also able to take Captain America where it was left off from sounding campy and mediocre at best and turn it into one of the best selling titles Marvel has. Steve Rogers became a man struggling with PTSD in a society that’s ideals have changed. His country changed from what he was used to growing up in the Great Depression to modern technology and everyone taking their advantages for granted.
Steve Rogers became a man who grew with the new time period, but his ideals never changed for his country. He was still the same man, with a big heart that cared for the people. Steve taught Bucky everything he knew, Bucky continues to grow without Steve in Winter Soldier.
I wish Brubaker all the best of luck from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you for everything Sir.
Here’s a vintage photo of a 1942 newsstand—the young reader having made the wise choice of an issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS.
“Back then, the world was a dangerous place, because of the things that were happening in Europe and Asia. So the audience was hungry for heroes. … Captain America has to be one of my proudest accomplishments.” (via Joe Simon, Co-Creator Of Captain America, Has Died : The Two-Way : NPR)
Joe Simon was 98 years old, he passed on Wednesday night (December 14th).
RIP Mr. Simon, you will be missed.