• Everyone involved in making Age of Ultron: "Black Widow is going to be really important this film!"
  • Everyone making art about Age of Ultron: *doesn't include Black Widow*

Winter Soldier Reading List


By popular demand, a list of things I recommend in anticipation of Captain America: Winter Soldier.

The books are full of flashbacks to WWII, so in-universe chronology is all over the place. If you really want to start in WWII, start with Ed Brubaker’s Captain America & Bucky #620-#623 (collected with 624 as Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes. Otherwise…)

Start here:

Captain America #1-12 volume 5, 2005
Captain America #13-17, volume 5, 2006
Captain America: 65th Anniversary Special, 2006
Captain America #18-23, volume 5, 2006
Captain America #24, volume 5, 2007
Winter Soldier: Winter Kills, 2007
Captain America #25, volume 5, 2007
(optional: Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #1-5, 2007)
Captain America #26-31, volume 5, 2007
Captain America #32-36, volume 5, 2008
(optional: Avengers/Invaders #1-12, volume 1, 2008-2009)
Captain America #37-43, volume 5, 2008
Captain America #44-50, volume 5, 2009
Captain America #600-601, volume 1, 2009
Captain America Reborn #1-6, 2009-2010
Captain America: Who Will Wield The Shield, 2010
Captain America #602-605, volume 1, 2010
Captain America #606-611, volume 1, 2010
Captain America #612-619, volume 1, 2011
Captain America & Bucky #620-623, volume 1, 2011
Captain America & Bucky #624, volume 1, 2012
Winter Soldier #1-12, volume 1, 2012
Winter Soldier #12-19, volume 1, 2013

and you’re up to date. Winter Soldier #1 volume 2 starts soon!

Bonus reading:

Captain America: Man Out of Time #1-5. This is an update on Steve’s revival from the ice, and is framed around his loss of Bucky.

New Avengers: if you want to see more of Bucky’s goings-on between Cap #25 and Cap #605, you can read New Avengers #26-64. Bucky is a major team member as the new Captain America during this period, and has a heartbreaking reunion with Steve towards the end. They’re great books.

Now all of the above, collected as trades:

Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection
Captain America: Red Menace Ultimate Collection
The Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Captain America: The Man With No Face
Captain America: Road to Reborn
Captain America: Reborn
Captain America: Two Americas
Captain America: No Escape
Captain America: The Trial of Captain America
Captain America: Prisoner of War
Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes
Winter Soldier vol 1: The Longest Winter
Winter Soldier vol 2: Broken Arrow
Winter Soldier vol 3: Black Widow Hunt
Winter Soldier vol 4: The Electric Ghost


I think I’ve actually read all of this. Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited is a glorious thing and I have a LOT of time on my hands.


I know some of the people who follow me hate the animal variants so I’m a little sorry for posting them all but I just…MOON HIPPO! AND THE LITTLE BIRDIE! EVERYTHING IS FAT AND PERFECT


(except for, you know, the Uncanny Avengers book itself. Also, Rogue & Scarlet Witch being on this cover is pretty awkward, no? Though I’m super pleased to see them!)

  • Marvel.com: Who is the new Ms. Marvel, and what makes her different?
  • G. Willow Wilson: The Ms. Marvel mantle has passed to Kamala Khan, a high school student from Jersey City who struggles to reconcile being an American teenager with the conservative customs of her Pakistani Muslim family. So in a sense, she has a “dual identity” before she even puts on a super hero costume. Like a lot of children of immigrants, she feels torn between two worlds: the family she loves, but which drives her crazy, and her peers, who don't really understand what her home life is like. This makes her tough and vulnerable at the same time. When you try to straddle two worlds, one of the first things you learn is that instead of defending good people from bad people, you have to spend a lot of time defending good people from each other. It's both illuminating and emotionally brutal. That's what makes this book different.


Oh god. I’ve been thinking about the new Ms. Marvel and I can’t get “She Khan do it!” out of my head. Help.


"DC Comics VS Marvel Comics Roller Derby Girls: Marvel Side" Art Cards by Kevin Bolk.

Check out the DC side here!

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