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Before he was the enemy's greatest weapon, James Buchanan ‘Bucky’ Barnes was Captain America’s sidekick. Alongside America’s hero, the teenager won the acclaim of his country during WWII—until a devastating experiment turned him into an assassin. Unpack the legend of the Winter Soldier.


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Falcon and Winter Soldier

In Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #1

Read the Avengers’ team-up tale in full! When a dramatic attempt on the life of Winter Soldier: Bucky Barnes reunites him with Falcon: Sam Wilson, the old friends are plunged into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra. The clock is ticking—but who is the Natural, and how did he beat Sam and Bucky so easily? Try this ideal entry point for new readers!

To Reform a Killer

In Winter Soldier (2018) #1

Winter Soldier's becoming a “fixer,” working to help others leave behind lives of crime after surviving the loss of his own identity. It’s Bucky’s way of channeling his pain in a productive, personal way… by helping others find the redemption that he's found. However, as Bucky is going to learn, not all paths are the same… and not everyone can be “saved.”

Caught in Widow's Web

In Tales of Suspense (2017) #100

Read through #104! Natasha Romanoff is dead. We saw her fall by the hands of a fascist Captain America, (SECRET EMPIRE #7), and the premiere spy and Avenger is no more. In this twisted limited series, two of Widow’s former loves, Hawkeye and Winter Soldier, follow a trail of clues that may lead to Nat’s resurrection.

Vs. Steve Rogers

In Secret Empire (2017) #1

Captain America has been living a lie—the world's greatest hero is secretly a true believer in Hydra’s cause! Using the trust he has gained throughout the years, Steve Rogers has worked his way into a position where he can change the world’s landscape in Hydra’s image! Bucky calls foul on Roger's new world order, and is pressed between a rock and a hard place when he must stand against his closest friend and ally!

Black Widow & Bucky

In Winter Soldier (2012) #1

The relationship that began in the pages of Captain America becomes the perfect team-up in the Winter Soldier’s first series. Bucky and Black Widow combine their spy skills in missions for S.H.I.E.L.D. A stylish caper with a touch of romance.

The Winter Soldier

In Captain America (2004) #6

Steve Rogers still remembers the day when his young friend sacrificed himself in an exploding plane. But unbeknownst to Cap, Bucky Barnes was salvaged by Soviet Russia—and transformed into a cybernetic Cold War agent. The Winter Soldier's first (full) appearance!

First Appearance

In Captain America Comics (1941) #1

Cap’s boy sidekick is introduced in this now historic issue. Bucky Barnes may be the youngest member of the Allied Forces…but he can still take on the front lines with the Sentinel of Liberty!

Boy Wonder Bucky

In Captain America: White (2015) #1

Writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale reinvigorate the wartime adventures of Cap, Bucky, and the Howling Commandos in this stunning mini-series.

A Soldier in Civil War

In Winter Soldier: Winter Kills (2006) #1

A retrospect on Bucky’s past, present and future. In the shifting landscape of Civil War, Barnes re-examines his allegiance to Captain America…and assists the Young Avengers in a battle against Hydra!

Becoming Cap

In Captain America (2004) #34

Steve Rogers has been assassinated and America needs its Sentinel of Liberty. Bucky Barnes honors his fallen friend by taking up the shield…but this Cap wears his red, white and blue a bit more brutally!

The Soldier vs. Sin

In Fear Itself (2010) #3

Bucky Barnes, Captain America, must take on the seat of Sin herself in a final stance for Washington, D.C. Plus an ending that casts a dark shadow over the Avengers.

All-New Invader

In All-New Invaders (2014) #1

Check out this modern incarnation of the original WWII Invaders! Four heroes- Captain America, Namor, the original Human Torch and Winter Soldier, are our only line of defense against a Kree war waged on Earth.

Cold War Chaos

In Winter Soldier: The Bitter March (2014) #1

This retro mini-series places Bucky in 1966, at the peak of the Cold War. Russia’s brainwashed agent must acquire two Nazi scientists before the Americans do. Described as “high octane spy pulp”!

The Man on the Wall

In Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier (2014) #1

The Winter Soldier is redefined in this multiverse-spanning, universe-tripping series. With Daisy Johnson, A.K.A. Quake in tow, Barnes tears his way through the Marvel Universe, protecting Earth from extraterrestrial and extradimensional threats.