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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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"But one reason that I chose the practice of opinion journalism—which is to say a mix of reporting and opinion—is because understanding how those opinions fit in with the perspectives of others has always been more interesting to me than repeatedly restating my own. Writing, for me, is about questions—not answers. And Captain America, the embodiment of a kind of Lincolnesque optimism, poses a direct question for me: Why would anyone believe in The Dream? What is exciting here is not some didactic act of putting my words in Captain America’s head, but attempting to put Captain America’s words in my head. What is exciting is the possibility of exploration, of avoiding the repetition of a voice I’ve tired of." - Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Steve is kind of tired of being the couch-surfer of the Marvel Universe, he’s never really had a place to call his own other than Avengers Mansion. [...] This is him getting back in touch with Captain America, learning how people perceive Captain America in light of Secret Empire. -- Mark Waid

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Just wanted to say thank you again to everyone who sent nice words about the end of our Cap run this week. It’ll take some time and distance but as it stands this is maybe the finished work I am most proud of in my career. But a lot of that really comes from the audience, and seeing what this story, and especially Sam’s journey, meant to so many readers. Seeing that is an experience I will always remember, thanks for letting me be a part of it. -- Nick Spencer

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CAPTAIN AMERICA #377 is part of the "Streets of Poison" story. Cap gets high on meth and has to give up the Super Soldier Serum to sober up. Yes, there's more to it than that.

Place "Breaking Bad Main Title Theme" by Dave Porter here

It looks like a junkie's needle )

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