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It's a well known fact that Stan Lee hated kid sidekicks, so when he brought back Captain America in Avengers #4, he took the opportunity to kill off Bucky, Cap's kid sidekick, via exploding plane. This was such a well known death -- and such a big motivator for Cap -- that there used to be a saying in fandom: "The only people who truly stay dead are Jason Todd, Bucky Barnes, and Uncle Ben." C'est la vie.

And that's how it was, right up until Ed Brubaker took over writing Captain America in 2005 and decided to bring Bucky Barnes back. But not as a kid sidekick -- instead, as a brainwashed assassin. Brubaker even used an entire issue -- Captain America vol 5 #11 -- to expand and explore the retcon.

Say hello to the Winter Soldier.

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One of the goals of this first arc has been to establish Knife as Batwoman's new archenemy, and so far that has been done incredibly well. The two women have been compared and contrasted in a variety of ways: through their personalities and actions, their character design, and, as shown in the opening pages of issue #2 and issue #3, through color schemes and panelling. It may help to refresh yourself on those pages from issue #2.

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Here's issue two of the MARVEL UNIVERSE series that gives the Secret History of HYDRA. Or Secret Future, in this case.

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In 1998, Roger Stern started a series simply called MARVEL UNIVERSE, that seemed to be a look into the secret history of the Marvel Universe. The first three issues showed the Invaders, one of the many origins of HYDRA, and Peter Parker's grandfather.

Yes, Peter Parker's grandfather.

Giant sub disguised as a sea monster! )
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This was a 100 page anniversary. I'll also be posting the back-ups. Here's the main story.

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