The Enigma of Bucky Barnes: Part One

Here is part One of this character analysis.

A Tale of Two Comics

Occasionally a character pleasantly hijacks a series. One such character, at least in my opinion, is James Buchanan Barnes, known as Bucky Barnes to Steve Rogers, and the Winter Soldier to everyone else in the present day Marvel Universe. For this particular article I am mainly focusing on Marvel’s cinematic interpretation of Bucky, I assure you that I will be focusing on Ed Brubaker’s interpretation of Bucky in the comics in the future (once I have finished reading them all). Part one of this series will look at who Bucky is and how he eventually becomes the Winter Soldier that so many fear while focusing on the interesting development of his character throughout the first two Captain America movies.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

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We are first introduced to Bucky in Captain America: The First Avenger as Steve Roger’s cooler and protective friend. In a way Bucky represents all the…

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