- char: baron zemo/helmut zemo,
- char: black widow/natasha romanova,
- char: captain america/steve rogers,
- char: falcon/sam wilson,
- char: lady bullseye/maki matsumoto,
- char: winter soldier/james bucky barnes,
- creator: butch guice,
- creator: daniel acuna,
- creator: ed brubaker,
- creator: marjorie liu,
- publisher: marvel comics,
- title: black widow,
- title: captain america
Three scans from Black Widow #5 and four from Captain America #609.
After defeating the arc's villain, things in Marjorie Liu's Black Widow story wrap up; included is a bit here that addresses one thing some people wondered about in my post on #4.
Meanwhile, over in Captain America, Baron Zemo continues to be a very naughty boy. He leaves a message in Bucky's apartment (seemingly written in lipstick on his bathroom mirror) to meet him where Bucky was born, which he interprets as being Fort LeHigh, Virginia, where he met Steve for the first time.
Meanwhile, Steve, Sam, and Natasha fight Iron Hand Hauptmann, Zemo's minion through this arc; Hauptmann does pretty well, really, considering he's a nobody fighting three recognizable characters. Eventually, of course, the heroes close the distance.
That's what you get for calling yourself "Iron Hand", dude.
You'll notice how those two pages look rather different from the preceding one; this issue is a particularly compelling demonstration of how different inking can make an artist's pencils look, because there's one artist (Butch Guice), one colourist (Paul Mounts), and three different inkers on these pages. The results vary considerably, with some emphasizing the Kirby/Colan-esque elements, others bringing out elements of Guice's more realistic style.
Anyway, Zemo's been Batmaning everybody this entire arc, and defeats Bucky.
Zemo's playing pronoun games and such here; from Brubaker's comments on CBR about how it was good people were speculating about his motives, I'm guessing (based on Hauptmann's above comments) that he dislikes the idea of Bucky escaping his past in the way he's been trying to do, given that Zemo himself has never managed that. Given how he's avoided killing anyone so far in this story, I'm starting to wonder if this isn't meant to be a Hunter Zolomon-style gambit.