Its interesting whether this is permanent or not. Sorry if this is subject matter that belongs more in the FI#3 thread, but I think its equally prevalent here.
I know a lot of fans such as myself, have thought that anything that happens to Bucky has to be under Brubaker considering he's basically been Ed's character since he brought Buck back as the Winter Soldier. There is this sense that if Ed doesn't write it, it won't stick. I honestly hope thats the case, seeing Buck in a role similar to what he had before he became Cap, working for Fury doing more spy-related activities.
But remember one thing, Ed was initially offered the chance to co-write Fear Itself with Matt Fraction, as the basis around the event is that its a crossover event with Thor and Captain America. Ed later chose not to co-write the mini, just write the prelude himself. So Ed would be able to approve of whatever happens to "his" characters in the event, seeing as he more than likely worked out most of the major plot points with Fraction at the beginning anyway.
Just a theory... I really hope its not the case.
Straight from Fraction's Twitter- "I'll never be able to thank @brubaker enough for *giving* me the end of FEAR ITSELF #3"
Unfortunate news. Still hope it's not true. If he is in fact dead (again) I'm dropping Fear Itself and all the tie-ins.
Last edited by KurtW95; 06-02-2011 at 01:00 PM.
I still trust in Brubaker.
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I dont totally think he is dead, skeptical at this point. But really, he should be dead, in fact he never should have been revived.
I like Bucky as much as the next person now but his death is part of the reason Cap was and is who is characteristically. Its part of his history when Bucky died. Bucky is kind of like what Uncle Ben is to Spiderman. Not totally that extreme but same concept.
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So unfortunate. I'd be interested in a book that tells Winter Soldier stories, but otherwise, I'm dropping Captain America.
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Have they even read what people are posting?
I dunno, FI #3 has just deflated me of any interest I have in the Avengers at the moment. If not for PunisherMAX, Waid on DD and Rucka on Punisher it would probably have turned me off Marvel all together at this point.
His death may have at one point been important to the character, but its lost its relevance over the years. They can't always go back to it, it gets boring. Bringing him back and having Steve feel guilty about letting him become the Winter Soldier made it relevant again.
I'm not sure what about his death made him iconic, especially with everyone putting on his old gear and trying to be him. Could you explain?