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colonel_green ([personal profile] colonel_green) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-06-22 06:38 pm

When the fall is all that remains...

Four scans from Captain America #619.

Previously:  Bucky was chillin' in the gulag, engaging in prison fights and being mindprobed for information about Soviet sleeper agents in the US so that Colonel Rostov can sell it to the highest bidder; Natasha went AWOL to rescue him; Steve and Nick Fury were investigating some ill-defined Russian conspiracy stateside.

Natasha cuts a deal with a mob contact to take out some of his rivals in exchange for some shit that she needs to spring Bucky.  Making her way there in a helicopter, she narrates about the execution of her "one-day plan" (much as I enjoyed Marjorie Liu's story, I don't think any contemporary writer gets this character as well as Brubaker does).

Cresting the ridge, however, she finds that the prison is already on fire, as Bucky is effecting his own escape.  They meet up eventually:

The issue ends with Steve telling Obama and co. that Bucky was framed, but Obama doesn't like this whole mess, and says there's no way that Bucky can continue to be Captain America.  Which...doesn't fit very well with Fear Itself.

In light of that event, I'm sure most people will be reading this with Bucky's future in mind, and I'll say that this issue reinforces what I already thought:  there's no way this is meant to be Brubaker's last 21st century Bucky story.  The villain of this arc is still at large, with information stolen from Bucky's head, among other things.

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[personal profile] k_red 2011-06-22 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
This is actually a glimmer of hope. Maybe Bucky fakes his death as Captain America and continues on with Nat in a new identity. At least, I hope so. I love Bucky.
schala_kid: OTP! (TashaBucky)

[personal profile] schala_kid 2011-06-23 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, anything to have a not dead Bucky running around with Nat!
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[personal profile] pyynk 2011-06-23 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
I'll be the first to admit that I called shenanigans when they announced they were bringing Bucky back. I've rarely been so glad to be wrong.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-06-23 06:28 am (UTC)(link) there still a U.S.Agent?
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2011-06-23 08:55 am (UTC)(link)
Choosing that moniker when the administration has just disavowed you would be kind of weird. Walker's still alive too, last I checked. Though wheelchair bound.

Also they did just free Nomad to be used...

Rassum frassum.
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[personal profile] flidgetjerome 2011-06-23 12:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Also they did just free Nomad to be used...

Rassum frassum.

D: D: D:

. . . On the other hand, he'd look pretty damn good in those steampunk-esque threads.
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[personal profile] schala_kid 2011-06-23 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Considering he killed the original Nomad when he was Winter Soldier, I dunno if he should use that name.

I mean everything he did as WS wasn't his fault but that would be in pretty bad taste in a way.