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The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault - tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal! The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault - tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal!


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The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault - tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal! The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault - tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal!

30 review for Captain America: Winter Soldier

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sean Barrs

    First off, before I say anything about the plot of this, I just wanted to take a brief moment to say how awesome I think the Winter Solider actually looks. Whether it’s on screen or in this comic, Bucky looks sooooooooo damn cool. Who agrees with me? I wish I had a metal arm. Also I just have to say that the new Captain America Civil War movie was great. For all the boring political differences between Rogers and Stark, the catalyst of the war was Bucky. I just couldn’t help but feel sorry for hi First off, before I say anything about the plot of this, I just wanted to take a brief moment to say how awesome I think the Winter Solider actually looks. Whether it’s on screen or in this comic, Bucky looks sooooooooo damn cool. Who agrees with me? I wish I had a metal arm. Also I just have to say that the new Captain America Civil War movie was great. For all the boring political differences between Rogers and Stark, the catalyst of the war was Bucky. I just couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. As trite as it sounds, he is such a dark and brooding character. You can see the man has a lot playing on his mind. He doesn’t know who he is, and he clearly experiences brief glimpses of a past he doesn’t even remember having a part in. All in all, he is a deeply troubled man. And when that’s paired with adeptness at killing, it results in a rather dangerous character. And that’s the problem. He’s done some terrible things, things that have directly harmed certain members of the avengers. So when that got out, the fists started flying. You can’t blame the sword for the deed though; its’ the man who wields it that’s guilty. But, that’s beside the point. I loved the reprisal in here. It was risky to bring back such an important character of Captain America’s past, though it was handled very smoothly. The plot was written very well; it isn’t too outlandish and is strangely plausible. It was all rather good. The reason I rated this down was because of the dull artwork. What!? You just said Bucky looked cool! I did. And he does. But, for a large part of the comic it was just random men shooting at each other. It all looked the same with the same dull brown tones. Parts of it felt too realistic. I wanted to see Bucky and Captain America locked into a struggle, but instead I got a very short fight scene. It was a shame because there was so much build up, only to end with a rather quick fight. For the central confrontation of this series, it was massively underwhelming.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    I’m not gonna toss a tantrum or spew geek rage all over this review (though I may stomp my feet once or twice), but seriously, folks, a lukewarm quality Cap graphic novel written by Ed Brubaker is just a teary-eyed disappointment for me.  Eddie is one of the elite comic writers working today (or ever) and Cap has become his signature series. Before Brubaker came along, Cap was a softening, 1950's anachronism with the beginnings of man-boobs. Ed took Cap's aging, saggy bottom and re-forged him ba I’m not gonna toss a tantrum or spew geek rage all over this review (though I may stomp my feet once or twice), but seriously, folks, a lukewarm quality Cap graphic novel written by Ed Brubaker is just a teary-eyed disappointment for me.  Eddie is one of the elite comic writers working today (or ever) and Cap has become his signature series. Before Brubaker came along, Cap was a softening, 1950's anachronism with the beginnings of man-boobs. Ed took Cap's aging, saggy bottom and re-forged him back into a steel-eyed, bone-breaking block of iron kick-assery.  He deserves full props for that.  However, with that kind of accomplishment comes the baggage of high expectations and low tolerance for pooch-screwing and this one just didn't work for me overall. There were flashes of "oh yay" but the potential was too often squandered and the awesome never came close to filling upl the fanboy happy tank.  What exactly twisted my Calvins in a bunch, you ask? Well, don't get your own all knotted up with impatience and I'll tell you.  Let me begin with a brief analogy that hopefully will help explain. If you'll forgive my rival-company reference to DC, Cap has always been a perfect cross between Superman (i.e., high ideals, apple pie principles and an unwavering symbol of hope and freedom) and Batman (i.e., a results orientated, "in the trenches" fighter obsessed with bringing down the bad guys). Cap is the honorable soldier dealing with really nasty bad guys and not afraid to bring the pain when necessary. [I know, I know...I can hear the nerd alarm going off too, but please try and ignore it and pay attention.]   HOWEVER...(are you listening ED?) ...unlike Batman, Cap has never lost the battle with his darker side or silenced his basic humanity and has always maintained his “Superman-like” positive outlook about people and society. This is what makes Cap…Cap. He's always been the perfect combination of "tough" and "moral" when it comes to superheroes and that’s why he’s always been one of my favorites. [Would somebody please turn that bell off?!!] Unfortunately, Brubaker stubs his pen a little bit on the altar of trying to make Cap more flawed and accessible…more of a "real" person. I’m great with the thought, but in doing so, he ended up painting Cap as a bit of a "burn out" with some significant emotional baggage. C'mon, Eddie...Caps not a Dr. Phil guest looking to open up a dialogue with his inner child. A little depth and some personality warts are great, but don't turn Cap into a basket case.  What I found so strange about Brubaker’s stumble is that I thought he got Cap's voice perfect in the first volume of the Winter Soldier series. [Rumor is that I may have actually squealed with delight,  but you'll never prove anything]. I just think in this one, he poured too much “anti” into Cap's character and lost the proper balance.   NOTE: My nerdy outpouring of nerdfangeekboy is almost spent so please just bear with me for a tad longer. I know the above sounds mega nasty and I don't mean it to sound that negative. I still mostly enjoyed the story and there were parts that were excellent. I just know how talented Brubaker is and how unequaled he is writing Cap and so was bummed that I didn’t get a stronger effort from him. Overall, smack dab between okay and a weak like. Call it 2.5 stars.  You can do so much better Eddie...let's buckle up and get it right next time.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kemper

    Captain America and SHIELD struggle to stop a string of terror attacks that are part of a larger plan, and the architect of it has a very old grudge as well as a devastating personal card to play against Cap. I noted when reviewing Vol. 1 that the secret of the Winter Soldier has been out there for some time. I’ve written about him in several of my own reviews for Brubaker’s run of Captain America as well as the Winter Soldier’s own book. But the movie comes out next week and for once Hollywood h Captain America and SHIELD struggle to stop a string of terror attacks that are part of a larger plan, and the architect of it has a very old grudge as well as a devastating personal card to play against Cap. I noted when reviewing Vol. 1 that the secret of the Winter Soldier has been out there for some time. I’ve written about him in several of my own reviews for Brubaker’s run of Captain America as well as the Winter Soldier’s own book. But the movie comes out next week and for once Hollywood hasn’t given away the whole story in the trailers so I’ll play along and keep my mouth shut too. Suffice it to say that his is one of my favorite superhero stories I’ve read in recent years, and the events in it would have long standing consequences for Cap. (view spoiler)[On the surface bringing Bucky Barnes back seems like the kind of stunt that has pretty much made death in mainstream comics a joke. But the idea that he was recovered, revived, brainwashed and used by a Soviet enemy as a way of flipping a covert bird to Captain America proved to be a genuine story and not just a way to pull a character out of the grave. It’s a concept that opened up a lot of possibilities between Bucky and Cap, and Brubaker did a superior job of making the whole idea of Bucky as the Winter Soldier a tragedy that he feels the need to atone for. (hide spoiler)]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dirk Grobbelaar

    I still own the trade paperbacks that came in a Volume 1 and Volume 2. I see that The Winter Soldier has since been published in a single volume (Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection) which makes perfect sense. It’s impossible for me to rate the two volumes separately. So, I just wrote a single review, which will be exactly the same for both: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Volume 1 Captain America: Winter Soldier, Volume 2 This is a prime example of how good the graphic medium can I still own the trade paperbacks that came in a Volume 1 and Volume 2. I see that The Winter Soldier has since been published in a single volume (Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection) which makes perfect sense. It’s impossible for me to rate the two volumes separately. So, I just wrote a single review, which will be exactly the same for both: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Volume 1 Captain America: Winter Soldier, Volume 2 This is a prime example of how good the graphic medium can be when done right. There’s very little, if anything, wrong here. Every single panel is pure class. Visually arresting, the use of dark colours captures the emotional mood perfectly and lends a cinematic sweep to the story. The plot is ingenious and much deeper than most (where “comics” are concerned). Of course, we all know where this arc eventually ended, but let’s not go down that road right now. The Winter Soldier sequence often makes it to lists of the “best Marvel graphic novels”, but it should be on the list of best ever graphic novels… period. It’s a funny thing. I find myself wanting to write something about the story, and at the same time I don’t want to. There is a brobdingnagian potential for inadvertent spoilers. So I’ll just say… …Highly recommended. And another thing: this actually serves as a good place to jump in if you haven’t read a lot of Captain America previously, because of the ample use of flashbacks and the rich back story. Note 1: OK, so I know I said that my review of the two Trade Paperbacks would be exactly the same, but I just wanted to add that something I appreciated in this collection was the inclusion of The Falcon. There is a lot of history between these characters. Note 2: and lastly, someone commented on my review of Volume 1 that this is the “quintessential Captain America”. I can only agree.

  5. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Winter Soldier arc wraps up in a fucked up but very satisfying way. Steve gets the information that'll change his life. First questioning almost everything his mind is telling him. Facing off against Bucky again and still not believing that's his best friend. From the moments Bucky goes "Who the hell is Bucky" we know Steve isn't going to handle this well. Once Nick Fury starts to tell Steve the truth he still doubts it. When handed information about Winter Solider and his uprising, he still dou Winter Soldier arc wraps up in a fucked up but very satisfying way. Steve gets the information that'll change his life. First questioning almost everything his mind is telling him. Facing off against Bucky again and still not believing that's his best friend. From the moments Bucky goes "Who the hell is Bucky" we know Steve isn't going to handle this well. Once Nick Fury starts to tell Steve the truth he still doubts it. When handed information about Winter Solider and his uprising, he still doubts it but he now knows it is true. This is Steve at his most vulnerable and only with the help of his friend Sam, his Ex-girlfriend, and Nick Fury, is he able to do anything about it. Much more personal that you'd expect, Brubaker nails the emotions for the hero. His flashbacks mixed with his feelings towards facing off against his best friend once more is tough. The ending and what he does too is everything you expect from Captain America and leads to so many interesting turns. The art is great with some fantastic fight sequences, one especially badass one on the final issue. Winter Solider isn't only one of Cap's best stories, it's one of the greatest arcs in super hero medium. A easy 5 out of 5 and can't wait to read on.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cheese

    A great insight into the creation of Bucky aka the winter soldier and how him and cap met and built a friendship. The way Brubaker manages to portray Bucky as a complete badass even at the age of 16 is excellent. In this volume we also get to see captain America go up against Bucky and it's a good fight! What's also very interesting is the interaction with the cosmic cube. Because the artwork is drawn in such a real world way it's kind of easy to forget that it's cosmic and can do pretty much an A great insight into the creation of Bucky aka the winter soldier and how him and cap met and built a friendship. The way Brubaker manages to portray Bucky as a complete badass even at the age of 16 is excellent. In this volume we also get to see captain America go up against Bucky and it's a good fight! What's also very interesting is the interaction with the cosmic cube. Because the artwork is drawn in such a real world way it's kind of easy to forget that it's cosmic and can do pretty much anything so to see it used in the way that it has been is exciting. Another excellent volume.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Seeing this in a comic panel for the first time was a gut punch: This compilation was amazing! So nice to finally visit the source material for my (to date) fave MCU movie and find it does not in the least disappoint, either as a twisty-turny superhero thriller or artistically as Steve Epting does great work bringing the inner conflicts and emotions to life AND nailing the hyperkinetic action sequences. Simply a MUST READ for anyone who likes the characters. Seeing this in a comic panel for the first time was a gut punch: This compilation was amazing! So nice to finally visit the source material for my (to date) fave MCU movie and find it does not in the least disappoint, either as a twisty-turny superhero thriller or artistically as Steve Epting does great work bringing the inner conflicts and emotions to life AND nailing the hyperkinetic action sequences. Simply a MUST READ for anyone who likes the characters.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tiag⊗

    The movie version is better on pretty much every level, they improved so many aspects of the story, but you can't deny Brubaker's mastery, the style is all his, but the art dragged it down for me, really not a fan, looks too muddy, though the poses are well done. The movie version is better on pretty much every level, they improved so many aspects of the story, but you can't deny Brubaker's mastery, the style is all his, but the art dragged it down for me, really not a fan, looks too muddy, though the poses are well done.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Subham

    This was quite good! It starts with Nick finally telling Steve all thats going on about the winter soldier and I love the way it happens and the way the exposition happens hits Steve and he takes the file and we learn the full history of Bucky and how he became this assassin and then finally feeling regrets over it he and Falcon and even Iron man team to fight Aleksander Lukin and the latter had a great twist and the big battle is finally here and it changes everything between friends! It was a go This was quite good! It starts with Nick finally telling Steve all thats going on about the winter soldier and I love the way it happens and the way the exposition happens hits Steve and he takes the file and we learn the full history of Bucky and how he became this assassin and then finally feeling regrets over it he and Falcon and even Iron man team to fight Aleksander Lukin and the latter had a great twist and the big battle is finally here and it changes everything between friends! It was a good volume and like introduces his old friend in such a great way and we follow a bloody and tragic story about one of the big characters in the MCU but Steve's friend and I love the way Brubaker sets up Alek as this big villain and foreshadowing of other villains to come. The thing with Sharon is so awesome. So much myths added to Steve's history! I loved this run and the main thing was the art of Epting which is like next level good!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    OMG BUCKY <3 Brubaker, you have shown me how amazing you really are with your Captain America run, and I want to thank you for these great stories!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    The book where Captain America's sidekick, Bucky, is brought back. Hmmm, this is a sort of sacrilege to me. There are some deaths in the Marvel Universe that I feel are sacred. There's Gwen Stacy. Uncle Ben. And Bucky. So, I'm not sure how I feel about Bucky being back. On the one hand, it pisses me off, but there's a twelve year old in me that loves seeing Bucky again. I collect golden age comics, so Bucky's no stranger to me, and an updated version actually works. I suppose that's the thing: t The book where Captain America's sidekick, Bucky, is brought back. Hmmm, this is a sort of sacrilege to me. There are some deaths in the Marvel Universe that I feel are sacred. There's Gwen Stacy. Uncle Ben. And Bucky. So, I'm not sure how I feel about Bucky being back. On the one hand, it pisses me off, but there's a twelve year old in me that loves seeing Bucky again. I collect golden age comics, so Bucky's no stranger to me, and an updated version actually works. I suppose that's the thing: there's maybe two or three writers out there (such as Bendis) who could do this storyline and make me like it. Luckily, Ed Brubaker's one of them. So, yeah---I like the characterization: Brubaker has a knack for having characters be superhuman and human at the same time. Epting is a very good artist, and Lark, who does some chunks of the storyline, is one of my favorite artists. So, okay. Bucky's back. I can live with that.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carlex

    Finally I have read it. Excelsior!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    The Winter Soldier story-line really shouldn't have been split up into two volumes, as all of my concerns in my review of the first volume -- not enough Cap, not enough action, not enough resolution -- were addressed in this volume. That being said, Captain America still doesn't even crack my top ten list of favorite superheroes. He is too one-note with the punching and shielding repeated ad nauseam -- it makes me think of the saying that when all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a The Winter Soldier story-line really shouldn't have been split up into two volumes, as all of my concerns in my review of the first volume -- not enough Cap, not enough action, not enough resolution -- were addressed in this volume. That being said, Captain America still doesn't even crack my top ten list of favorite superheroes. He is too one-note with the punching and shielding repeated ad nauseam -- it makes me think of the saying that when all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail -- and while he has the same lawful/good disposition that makes Superman so boring, he can't even fly or shoot lasers out of his eyes. Poor Cap. Two things he does have going for him are good writing, which covers a lot of the sins of updating this outdated WWII figurehead hero to the current day, and a really interesting supporting cast, including, in this volume, Falcon. And while the first volume focused on the supporting players and basically ignored Cap, this volume had a better balance. I probably wouldn't have continued with this series, but I bought Civil War: Captain America and Captain America: The Death of Captain America in the same sale, so I will continue on to the inevitable (thanks to the subtle titling) conclusion.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Adriana

    There's a lot more action in this volume and all the setup from the previous volume pays off with quite a bang. I still think the story could have done with a bit of streamlining, but pretty solid overall. There's a lot more action in this volume and all the setup from the previous volume pays off with quite a bang. I still think the story could have done with a bit of streamlining, but pretty solid overall.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Henry Blackwood

    Ed Brubaker’s Winter Solider arc in Captain America is nothing short of stellar. It revitalised a lot of janky old Cap’n America history and gave depth and meaning to older and newer characters alike. Ed Brubaker makes Steve Rodgers into the best version of himself. What I mean by that is that Brubaker has a talent for highlighting the great things about Captain America - sure he’s a guy who cares about Justice and Freedom and will fight for it but he’s also a guy who’s been through real distres Ed Brubaker’s Winter Solider arc in Captain America is nothing short of stellar. It revitalised a lot of janky old Cap’n America history and gave depth and meaning to older and newer characters alike. Ed Brubaker makes Steve Rodgers into the best version of himself. What I mean by that is that Brubaker has a talent for highlighting the great things about Captain America - sure he’s a guy who cares about Justice and Freedom and will fight for it but he’s also a guy who’s been through real distress and trauma and carries that with him through every fight. Ed Brubaker has shifted Captain American from a regular goody-two-shoes-GI-Joe-with-no-scuff-on-his-boots into a humanised killing machine who fights not only because it’s right but because he’s barely containing the rage he’s feeling for losing so much in so many battles... but also because it’s right! It makes for some very interesting and dense character arcs. These struggles that Cap is going through are already a great foundation to begin with but Brubaker doesn’t just stop ramping it up there. He makes sure to push Captain America’s buttons and turn his rage meter to 1000 when he decides to bring Bucky back to life as a tortured enemy. - this still being one of the best decisions in his whole run, in my opinion. I think this is fantastic because it provides Steve with a grounded story steeped in his own history. It makes Steve vulnerable in a way that i haven’t seen before this in a Captain America comic and that’s valuable any way you slice it... Brubaker was bold with this arc and it paid off. it’s still awesome today even though I know all of the narrative and thematic reveals so well it still is a pleasure to read. Highly recommend this for any comic lover and especially anyone who enjoyed the movie adaptation. This is a great place for newcomers of captain America to start as well it’s a perfect story.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea &#x1f3f3;️‍&#x1f308;

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 2nd time reading this arc. I'd forgotten about some the changes made in the film. I like the way this story showed Steve struggling with trying to save Bucky when everyone else was convinced he was someone to be stopped. Interestingly enough, 616 Sam was on board with trying to save him when MCU Sam thought he was too far gone. I liked seeing the flashbacks to Bucky's life before he became Cap's sidekick. The decision to have Steve use the cube to give him his memory back is something I actually 2nd time reading this arc. I'd forgotten about some the changes made in the film. I like the way this story showed Steve struggling with trying to save Bucky when everyone else was convinced he was someone to be stopped. Interestingly enough, 616 Sam was on board with trying to save him when MCU Sam thought he was too far gone. I liked seeing the flashbacks to Bucky's life before he became Cap's sidekick. The decision to have Steve use the cube to give him his memory back is something I actually like that the film changed. It was a little too easy. While they ultimately didn't show us the work put into Bucky getting his memories back (and they also sort of gave us an annoying magical fix), The Winter Soldier film made us believe we might get Bucky working out his past on his own. I find it much more compelling to see the leg work vs just showing us a magical object solved all of his problems. (Although, if this was a story from the 60s or 70s, that most likely would've happened the same way). Anyway, if you're a Cap fan or a Winter Soldier fan, you've probably already read this. It was nice going back and reading this arc again.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    A nice collection focusing on the Winter Solider story line with Captain America’s sidekick Bucky Barnes. I was lent this edition after watching the movie, overall I enjoyed reading it but as there’s only so many issues collected together I felt I wasn’t getting the whole story. It would be quite nice if Marvel released a collection that had everything from the MCU stories for those like myself who’s interests were peaked.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ivan Lex

    As I predicted when I read the first volume, this second episode is much faster and more exciting, but it still doesn't seem like the eighth wonder of the universe ... The set is clear, Steve is destroyed his life sucks and he finally finds out who is behind all this, or rather who are being controlled to carry out all the recent massacres (you could never imagine who he is, especially if you don´t read the title of the book.) This book is very important to the current Marvel mythology As I predicted when I read the first volume, this second episode is much faster and more exciting, but it still doesn't seem like the eighth wonder of the universe ... The set is clear, Steve is destroyed his life sucks and he finally finds out who is behind all this, or rather who are being controlled to carry out all the recent massacres (you could never imagine who he is, especially if you don´t read the title of the book.) This book is very important to the current Marvel mythology in general because it's where Bucky is actually introduced as the Winter Sodier, but I don't think its relevance goes beyond that, it's a bit of a drab comic and I didn't really feel very connected to the story. When it gets a little interesting is when Falcon and Iron Man help Cap uncover the mystery of the Cosmic Cube and the final battle really isn't bad, but I didn't love it. The truth is that these first two volumes are necessary to read the entire Brubaker run which in my opinion is one of the best of Cap's runs of all time.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Aarthika

    Now that I'm reading this so many shots in the film were set up in similar ways to some of the panels. But wow this was amazing, that last issue where Bucky and Steve face off was more intense than the film. Also i'm glad we had a few cameos in this, it was cool to see Iron Man and Falcon. Now that I'm reading this so many shots in the film were set up in similar ways to some of the panels. But wow this was amazing, that last issue where Bucky and Steve face off was more intense than the film. Also i'm glad we had a few cameos in this, it was cool to see Iron Man and Falcon.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Aron

    About a 95 on a scale of 1 to 100. This was my first time reading this, which makes me really late on such a great story. The reason for this is that I briefly skimmed Winter Soldier some years back & decided I wouldn't be to crazy about & never really thought about it again. Here lately though I've been trying to read some of the popular arcs that Marvel put out in the last 10 years or so, & of course Brubaker's Capt. America run kept popping up on a lot of top 10 lists found on the internet. L About a 95 on a scale of 1 to 100. This was my first time reading this, which makes me really late on such a great story. The reason for this is that I briefly skimmed Winter Soldier some years back & decided I wouldn't be to crazy about & never really thought about it again. Here lately though I've been trying to read some of the popular arcs that Marvel put out in the last 10 years or so, & of course Brubaker's Capt. America run kept popping up on a lot of top 10 lists found on the internet. Long story short is that I must not have been in the right frame of mind when I flipped through this the first time because this is an excellent story. I love well crafted political intrigue stories & that's most definitely what this is. The writing & dialog are near perfect, the flashback scenes are well done & the artwork matches the tone & content of the story very well. I love it when a story really sucks you in & you just get to set back & enjoy. There's just not enough good things I can say about Winter Soldier, other than as fun as I thought the movie was the book that it's based on is so much better. This was an extremely fun read & I'm definitely gonna be checking out the rest of Brubaker's run on Captain America as soon as possible. Highly recommend.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Ellis

    Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times yes. I really enjoyed the first volume of Captain America: Winter Soldier but, as I mentioned in my review, it felt as though it was holding back. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and was holding off judgement until I'd read this volume Vol. 2 gave me exactly what I was desperate to see. Were there problems? Only if I'm going to nitpick... Oh, wait, that's why I'm hereThe plot was on it's the way to becoming tight, though there was one thing that has yet to be ful Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times yes. I really enjoyed the first volume of Captain America: Winter Soldier but, as I mentioned in my review, it felt as though it was holding back. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and was holding off judgement until I'd read this volume Vol. 2 gave me exactly what I was desperate to see. Were there problems? Only if I'm going to nitpick... Oh, wait, that's why I'm hereThe plot was on it's the way to becoming tight, though there was one thing that has yet to be fully explained. When it is resolved, eventually, I guess we will know whether its inclusion was necessary for this book or not. You could see Steve's struggle but he wasn't quite as interesting as in the previous volume. In a Captain America book the hardest job, you will have it to make Steve Rogers interesting. If you consider the two volumes as one single story then they've done a pretty decent job on that front. Overall it's by far my favourite Cap story I've read so far, which was somewhat expected because it gave me the greatest gift of all. It gave me Bucky.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    This was a good story, but I think my prior knowledge (and possibly hype) made me enjoy this book a little less than most people seem to. Before reading this, I had heard so much about the story and its plot, and had seen the film that spun out of the original comic book. Because of that, there wasn't much surprise. It felt like a pretty straight forward reading experience to me. This may be because of all of the emotional turmoil he was going through, but another problem I had with this book wa This was a good story, but I think my prior knowledge (and possibly hype) made me enjoy this book a little less than most people seem to. Before reading this, I had heard so much about the story and its plot, and had seen the film that spun out of the original comic book. Because of that, there wasn't much surprise. It felt like a pretty straight forward reading experience to me. This may be because of all of the emotional turmoil he was going through, but another problem I had with this book was Cap's voice. As I read his dialogue, it didn't sound like the noble Steve Rogers I'm used to. He came off as short-tempered and gruff, but again, it could have been because of all the things he was going through during this storyline.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Doctor Alpha

    Definitely better than the first book, even if the continuous denials of Cap make him look like a bit bitchy for my tastes. The best part however is the recollection of Bucky Barnes past as a Soviet Undercover assassin, so much that I think his character is better fleshed out and a bit more interesting than Jason Todd (yeah, I read this after Under The Red Hood). Recommended. Just a note to whoever wants to read this: make sure you have the first TP of Capitan America: Winter Soldier or you won't Definitely better than the first book, even if the continuous denials of Cap make him look like a bit bitchy for my tastes. The best part however is the recollection of Bucky Barnes past as a Soviet Undercover assassin, so much that I think his character is better fleshed out and a bit more interesting than Jason Todd (yeah, I read this after Under The Red Hood). Recommended. Just a note to whoever wants to read this: make sure you have the first TP of Capitan America: Winter Soldier or you won't understand several things, since this book only collects the second TP and some important elements are not told in the foreward recap. Merged review: .

  24. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    Volume 2 of this collection (which was actually Ed Brubaker's first work for Marvel! - this collection, not Vol 2) picks right up where the first left off. The Winter Solider has been spotted, and there's a good chance it's none other than a long lost hero from the past... Featuring Cap alongside Sharon Carter, Nick Fury, Falcon and Iron Man. This shows just how deep loyalty runs, the importance of friendship, and sets up one heck of a run on this series...Strongly recommended. Volume 2 of this collection (which was actually Ed Brubaker's first work for Marvel! - this collection, not Vol 2) picks right up where the first left off. The Winter Solider has been spotted, and there's a good chance it's none other than a long lost hero from the past... Featuring Cap alongside Sharon Carter, Nick Fury, Falcon and Iron Man. This shows just how deep loyalty runs, the importance of friendship, and sets up one heck of a run on this series...Strongly recommended.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jemz Thomson

    I read this in order to prepare myself for the upcoming Captain America 2 movie and also to sate my interest in the Bucky Barnes character that I gained from the first film & what my friends had told me about him in the comics. I did enjoy reading this and the story was good but it wasn't as full on or epic as I expected. However I would definitely read whatever happens next in the story as it does end on a cliffhanger. I would also love to read more Captain America in general. I read this in order to prepare myself for the upcoming Captain America 2 movie and also to sate my interest in the Bucky Barnes character that I gained from the first film & what my friends had told me about him in the comics. I did enjoy reading this and the story was good but it wasn't as full on or epic as I expected. However I would definitely read whatever happens next in the story as it does end on a cliffhanger. I would also love to read more Captain America in general.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lavell

    Artwork: Great, Story: Great. The story of the Winter Soldier is wrapped up and it was a great telling of what happened to Bucky after the sure death he endured, but now he is back. He became a great assassin and not just the sidekick of Captain America. The story was excellent and the artwork went with a great story.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Indika de Silva

    This little book is making me wanna buy the whole Brubaker's winter soldier saga and read it from cover to cover. Unfortunately I live in part of the world where such comics are not easily available. I could only find the "Return of the Winter Soldier" which I will read with gusto. So I leave it to universe... This little book is making me wanna buy the whole Brubaker's winter soldier saga and read it from cover to cover. Unfortunately I live in part of the world where such comics are not easily available. I could only find the "Return of the Winter Soldier" which I will read with gusto. So I leave it to universe...

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    3.5 I don't like the graphic project, the pictures is not "clear", or pretty for me. The plot is the superficial, I didn't get attached to the characters and the fights are so bored and predictable...I don't know, I don't like this graphic novel... 3.5 I don't like the graphic project, the pictures is not "clear", or pretty for me. The plot is the superficial, I didn't get attached to the characters and the fights are so bored and predictable...I don't know, I don't like this graphic novel...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    3.5 Hey, can we all appreciate the last two Captain America movies though?

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mike Jorgensen

    Really strong story arc! I had never read much cap and generally think of him as a boring character but if this is any representation of what I've been missing then I need to get my act together Really strong story arc! I had never read much cap and generally think of him as a boring character but if this is any representation of what I've been missing then I need to get my act together

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