Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Winter Soldier is part two of the brilliant storyline of the last war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Part one was released in November of 1941 and was fantastic. I don't even want to talk about it, but if you have not read it, go buy it immediately. It's just as good, if not better than any of Sam Raimi's previous movies.
This comic starts at the end of World War II, after a blast of nuclear weapons has left Manhattan destroyed. Several people have died, including a pregnant widow named Karen Page. Silly fellow con artist named Frank Castle is the only person who knows about this, as he works with the CIA to cover up the whole affair. He runs off with Karen and attempts to kill her husband, only to be killed by one of Castle's top agents, John Banner.
Frank's death is just the beginning of this crazy story. There are many other unexpected events as well. One of them involves an ultra-secret government project known as Weapon X. The project involves biotechnology and some frightening experimentation. You'll find yourself in awe of what the government is capable of.
Also, this comic explores Sam Raimi's amazing visuals. His films from the past were good, but this one is much better. The snowy scenes alone are worth the price of admission.
Another element that adds to the intensity is the intense acting. There's no shortage of great actors. From Forest Whitaker's effortlessly charming British accent to Donnie Wahlberg's gravelly voice, everyone gets to do their job. There's no two-faced guy in this film.
One thing the Winter Soldier doesn't live up to is its villain. The villain is so complete and so convincing that I didn't mind watching him die a couple of times. It's almost like the comic is telling us, "Look at how bad this guy is, he's so bad." In short, it's not your typical superhero comic.
Bottom line, this is a must-read comic book. It has superb artwork and a gripping storyline. If you like your superman stories fast paced and with great villains then this is for you.
If you haven't picked up a Winter Soldier comic, you should definitely do so. They're excellent. I would highly recommend picking up a couple. Like I said, they keep you involved from start to finish. Great job, DC!
Speaking of starting to read, you quickly fall in love with James Barnes' take on this military story. It's a very somber take on a hero that many readers love. It shows a military man that probably has never been in combat. As you start to read the book, you start to realize that this isn't your typical superman comic.
Winter Soldier is written by Christopher Golden. He's created quite a buzz as one of the rising stars in comics. With this comic book, he accomplished something truly special. It's not your everyday superman comic book.
This book doesn't have any superheroes at the beginning. We only know John Banner, who we met in Civil War, and a few other supporting characters. But as you read through the book, you begin to understand why they are all important. It makes you feel like this is a character deep with real emotions.
Winter Soldier isn't for everyone. It doesn't have a lot of action. It's more of a psychological suspense type story. The story is about a young man that ends up in the military. It's about an unconventional group of people facing some real obstacles.
If you enjoy mystery, this is definitely a comic book that you should look into. It doesn't have a lot of guns and fighting, but it has a lot of very human characters. It also doesn't have any miracles or powers. It's more about how people handle their difficulties.