Winter Soldier #16

Writer: Jason Latour Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
6.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Writer Jason Latour (Loose Ends, Wolverine) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage) begin the second chapter of The Winter Soldier’s newest deadly mission.With only the enigmatic Robards at his side, Bucky wades into his dark past, visiting a treacherous school for young assassins…The Orphanage.And just who is The Electric Ghost?

  • 8.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 6, 2013

    Nic Klein handles the art and the coloring and he does a killer job on all of it. The layouts are top notch; there are pages that you'll simply marvel at. Oddly, the weakest art component is the Winter Soldier himself, who is majorly lacking in personality and expression (and eyebrows). He looks stiff and unnatural, especially when compared to the other characters in the book. Still, this is a great comic that does its best to fill a big hole in all of our hearts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 8, 2013

    Although this is a fairly standard plot when it comes to Bucky Barnes as a character, Latour does get us some nice character work there and Nic Klein is absolutely wonderful as an artist. Come for Bucky, stay for the amazing skills of the artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 8, 2013

    There's a lot of intrigue and stuff going on here and it's definitely not new reader friendly but if you want a different kind of superhero book this is a great choice without going to far into left field. You get the familiar feel of the Marvel Universe but less of the Hulks, Gods, and multi-colored onesies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 9, 2013

    I'll admit that I was a little confused as to the actual plot of this series. I don't think I understand why Bucky and Robards are going on a mission. I think Robards wants to find the man who killed his wife/handler…which is Bucky. But Bucky is too chicken to tell the man the truth, so instead Bucky has set up a wild goose chase that he himself is going to follow? What exactly is Bucky looking for? Why not just hand Robards over to Nick Fury and let Fury tell him that the Winter Soldier killed his wife. It's ugly, but this is an ugly world. But I think Latour is trying to draw out that reveal, but that doesn't make any sense considering these easier options. Still, I like his idea for the Electric Ghost. She should be a cool villain. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 7, 2013

    "Winter Soldier" #16 is a great spy tale where little things are twisted to create the maximum amount of enjoyment. This issue is a layer of character development through the text and a pounding fight yarn through the images. When these layers meld into one, the book becomes something enjoyable as a structured work of art. This creative team does good things with Brubaker's old toy and you shouldn't be missing out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 12, 2013

    "Closer than Enemires" explores familiar themes of manipulation, redemption, and violence, but with a unique voice. The pacing is a little off as the story doesn't progress that far, but it seems petty to complain of decompression in this case when so much happens internally with an already deep and fascinating character. Latour climaxes with quite the kicker as it is revealed that Autry was not alone when the Winter Soldier killed her, and the loose end of the past is manipulating events in the present to get back at Bucky. Good stuff from Marvel that shouldn't be overlooked! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 6, 2013

    Jason Latour and Nic Klein deserve a lot of credit for doing a wonderful job in picking up directly from where Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice left Bucky Barnes. Winter Soldier #16 does a good job showing Bucky as the Jason Bourne of the Marvel Universe. Latour is able to make great use of the unknown parts of Bucky's Winter Soldier history along with recent events to motivate the character forward. The ending has put Bucky in another tough position which makes what happens next that much more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 12, 2013

    The island of misfit assassins is more goofy than frightening and the objectives of Bucky's new mission are murky at best. Two issues in new writer Jason LaTour has done little to help sell me on the comic's new direction. It's not a bad issue, but there's not much offered here to make me pick up next month's comic. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 11, 2013

    The rest of the faces are over done with sketch lines in hopes of communicating emotions. Instead, everybody looks like they need to wash their faces immediately. Klein also has all his characters make this consistent face like they need to crap. Klein's heavy use of blacks in his pencils, inks and colors, give Winter Soldier the feel of a badly lit B-movie. Nic Klein either needs to raise his game, or move on. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 11, 2013

    Bad, bad, bad...  That just about sums up my thoughts on this one.  I don't know why we're supposed to care about anybody in this series...  That's one of the things Ed Brubaker did such a magnificent job with here, he made me care about Bucky, and Black Widow, and hell, even Agent Sitwell!  Here though, I don't have any reason to care about Robards.  Or this Electric Ghost character...  The story is all over the place and I don't feel a connection to the characters...  That is a recipe for me dropping this series... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GreyMouser Mar 15, 2013

    I had my concerns about this title when i heard Brubaker was taken off. Thats just BS marvel! But i have been happily surprised by the efforts of Latour and Klein. Latour shows his writing chops here, as he continues the depth and feel that Ed layed out. Clearly he respects his predecessor and the characters he is working with. Klien does a noble job of maintaining the look an ambiance of this spy-thriller. On a down-side, marvel is still loading their books with a metric ton of ADs that really detract from the reading.

  • 6.5
    Ryan May 25, 2019

    The story is often confusing and boring and while the art is good at times it’s falls short in others and Winger Soldier 16 did have its moments but it’s just not that good of a comic.

  • 8.0
    UCJoey Jul 20, 2023

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    Nicetrylaoche Jan 30, 2019

  • 7.0
    gui Apr 24, 2021

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