Winter Soldier #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Bucky Barnes believes in second chances.
Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked hard to atone for his sins. But now...he's going to go one step further. What do you do when you've found redemption? You help others do the same.
From KYLE HIGGINS (Nightwing, Power Rangers, C.O.W.L.) and ROD REIS (SECRET EMPIRE, DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION, C.O.W.L.) comes the next chapter in the saga of the Winter Soldier. He's becoming a "fixer," working to help others leave behind lives of crime. It's Bucky's way of channeling his own pain in a productive, personal helpin more

  • 10 - Megan Peters Dec 5, 2018

    Everything from heritage to rebirth are tackled in this pensive story, and they combine to set up what may be one of the Winter Soldier's best solo arcs yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 11, 2018

    If you're looking for a book that will knock your socks off this week, Winter Soldier is the winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Dec 4, 2018

    Winter Soldier #1 is the most excited I've been at the end of an issue in a long time. So many questions! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 6, 2018

    Winter Soldier #1 is a pleasant surprise. It had a well-executed concept that let Kyle Higgins expand upon Bucky Barnes' character. Higgins helped expand the character a little more for me. Though Rod Reis' art style is not my favorite, it works well for this series and fits with the tone of the story. All in all, this was an excellent first issue. It looks to be a pretty solid five-issue miniseries and I am very excited to see what happens next. That final page teaser was also excellent in building hype for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Dec 5, 2018

    Buy this book for solid writing, interesting art, and an intriguing new direction for a beloved character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Dec 5, 2018

    The Winter Soldier launches into his latest mission with noble goals and promising challenges. The script is playing it safe here at the start, but a noteworthy helping of passionate art saves this from any danger of falling down into the run of the mill. It's already rewarding, and future issues seem likely to get even stronger. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Dec 5, 2018

    WINTER SOLDIER #1 sets up an interesting premise for Bucky, but it does so with the least amount of originality. The art feels wildly inconsistent, though it may still be the most redeeming factor of the issue. I'm hoping for something better during round two. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Dec 4, 2018

    This is an atmospheric and refreshing take on the reformed Russian agent with some serious ambition. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Dec 7, 2018

    Its good to see the Winter Soldier do his very best to save lives instead of taking them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 8, 2018

    The Winter Soldier #1 is a very good start to this new mini-series. Kyle Higgins showed his strong understanding of who Bucky Barnes is. The mission Higgins gives to Bucky has plenty of potential for what it means to the character and general outlook of the Marvel Universe. Having Rod Reis on board will ensure Winter Soldier will also be a very good looking mini-series as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Dec 5, 2018

    Winter Soldier #1 has an interesting premise and is a good start for it. The art isn't bad but doesn't exactly match the tone of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 6, 2018

    This is not a bad book, but it is not that great either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 5, 2018

    I wanted to love this first issue of Winter Soldier as I am a big fan of Kyle Higgins, but it fell flat for me. I hope things pick up next month, because the art and story just didnt do it for me here. This book is beginning on a short leash for me. Read Full Review

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