Falcon & Winter Soldier #1

Writer: Derek Landy Artist: Federico Vincentini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

An office of dead government agents. A gifted new killer. Two ex-Captain Americas...
When a dramatic attempt on the life of Bucky Barnes reunites him with Sam Wilson, the two old friends are plunged headlong into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra before a mass casualty event announces the terror group's resurgence to the world. The clock is ticking...
Derek Landy (BLACK ORDER, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING) and Federico Vicentini (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES) team up for a pulse-pounding action spectacular!
Rated T+

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Feb 28, 2020

    If the upcoming show is good this will be a great little appetizer; If the show sucks, itll be a great replacement. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 26, 2020

    Federick Vicentini delivers some impressive visuals throughout this issue. Not only do the characters look great, but there is a fight sequence in this issue that is beautifully laid out panel after panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Feb 25, 2020

    So far, this series is a great way to increase interest for the upcoming Disney Plus show featuring a great buddy cop duo, but the hook seems very similar to the last Winter Soldier mini. Overall a fun read to keep us entertained till the show arrives. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 26, 2020

    Action spectacular is the right way to describe Falcon & Winter Soldier #1. When this story began? This creative team hit the ground running with what comes from Bucky and Sam joining forces. Pacing and momentum will be key in every issue after this one keeping us at the edge of our seats for this high-octane action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Feb 27, 2020

    Falcon & Winter Soldier #1 sets up the story of the two former Captain Americas, and their fight against Hydra attempting to reform. A good set up and introduction of the characters, and fantastic art and colors make it a comic any fan of the heroes should read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Mar 21, 2020

    This team-up seems right, I don't just mean the Ex-Captain America's the creative team gets an A-plus on this project thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 26, 2020

    Bucky takes the lead in this fast-paced espionage thriller, but the Falcon is far from sidelined. With clear, dynamic art conveying the action and a smooth script that effortlessly establishes a compelling dynamic between the leads, this series has all the storytelling horsepower a reader could want. The plot is at the very least serviceable, and further development might easily elevate this into must-read territory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Feb 26, 2020

    Falcon & Winter Soldier starts with an explosive opening to the first issue and doesn't really let up from there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - clayhinojosa10 Feb 26, 2020

    Derek Landy is in control of two of the biggest stars of Marvel currently. If done well this can be an on-going series I'm ready to buckle in for. These two characters can't, unfortunately, seem to get a break on their own for a story, so it's nice to see a Marvel Team-Up that I'm actually excited about. And also, can Dan Mora please get an annual issue out of all this? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Feb 25, 2020

    Landy offers fresh twists on the classic buddy cop dynamic and packs genuine emotion into this action thriller. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 26, 2020

    Falcon & Winter Soldier #1 was a solid start to this five-issue mini-series, but it didn't really blow my hair back either. The story and set up are okay but failed to really bridge that connection between Sam and Bucky that this series really needs. The story itself seems like it needs just a bit more “cooking time” to get going. The art is again solid, working well within the story delivering some nice visuals through the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 4, 2020

    While this isn't the kind of title I'm likely to stick with for long, the first issue offers some nice humor and sets up the players in the story, included a skilled killer that the Winter Soldier and Falcon will need to work together to stop, fairly well. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 28, 2020

    If you dig Vicentini's angular linework, you might enjoy Falcon & Winter Soldier, but if you don't, this may be a tougher pill to swallow. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - christopher scott Feb 26, 2020

    Reading through the issue I felt that it was good, however not great. Honestly, knowing these characters from the MCU will vary from their actual histories in the comics. However, as a new reader that may want to jump into this series based on Sam and Bucky, some readers may want to jump back out. Some of the dialog seemed like it was a little forced while others felt first-date awkward. The artwork overall was great minus some of the mid-scale renditions of Sam. Those felt like they weren't detailed enough or just lacking in something I can't grasp. The character of The Natural seemed a little over the top however some of the best characters in comics have come from very overt openings. As a whole, a fair start with the hopes of something more. We'll be keeping an eye on this development. Read Full Review

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