Winter Soldier #14

Winter Soldier #14

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
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The grand finale of the BLACK WIDOW HUNTWill Bucky sacrifice everything to save his love?Can Black Widow even be saved?Ed Brubaker finishes his critically-acclaimed run and no one escapes unscathed!

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 24, 2013

    This was a great issue, written by a great writer, about a great character. There's nothing left but to give Ed Brubaker a HUGE thank you for all that wonderful stories he's crafted over the past several years. Marvel is undoubtedly worse off without him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 24, 2013

    Butch Guice is also jumping ship, which sucks. His art has been the backbone of Winter Soldier. Nobody pencils noir like Guice. There is always a mood set within the panel, there’s always a sense of natural movement to the characters. Guice’s so good with character forms and faces that he easily draws specific emotional reactions out of the reader. Graced with an ability for action movement, plus the style and control to make each beautiful pencil count. His presence on Winter Soldier will be sorely missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 23, 2013

    If you're like me, then it might take some convincing to give this series a try, I know that I was very skeptical at first, because I had little interest in the title character, but it received rave reviews and I ended up giving it a try. I never looked back and never regretted it. Winter Soldier has been one of Marvel's best titles, and although the new creative team is a group of talented individuals, they have an impossible pair of shoes to fill. Brubaker does not disappoint in this last issue of his acclaimed run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 24, 2013

    Butch Guice is also jumping ship, which sucks. His art has been the backbone of Winter Soldier. Nobody pencils noir like Guice. There is always a mood set within the panel, there’s always a sense of natural movement to the characters. Guice’s so good with character forms and faces that he easily draws specific emotional reactions out of the reader. Graced with an ability for action movement, plus the style and control to make each beautiful pencil count. His presence on Winter Soldier will be sorely missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Jan 26, 2013

    Those could be found instead in Winter Soldier, where there remained a heavy emphasis on politics, war and espionage inside of superhero universe. And this is where you can find the end of the story Brubaker has been telling from the start. In broad strokes, this run has been the Rise and Fall of Bucky Barnes. We saw him resurrected as a Soviet agent, rescued and redeemed from that fate, serve for a time as Captain America and ultimately be forced back alone into the cold as a new kind of Winter Soldier. This has been one of the best Captain America stories ever. There's no doubt about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 29, 2013

    With Winter Soldier #14 Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice end their run in stellar fashion. Brubaker delivered on all the dramatic potential of this story. Though Bucky was able to save Natasha it was a no win situation for Bucky. It's a sad but fitting end for the story. This leaves Bucky in a very interesting position moving forward for the new creative team of this series. At the same time Guice is able to deliver some fitting artwork as he is able to switch up his artwork for both the past and present day scenes. If you did not read Brubaker and Guice run on Winter Soldier I highly recommend picking up the trades. This is one short but great run that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 26, 2013

    This is a nice finale for Brubaker's tenure on the title, with lots of tension and action helped with some atmospheric art and colorization. It is only a little bit sad that the ending of Brubaker adventures with the character ends like this, but it is a testament to how he raised the character from his initial situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 25, 2013

    So issue 14, while being Brubaker's last issue also wraps up the story arc trying to find Black Widow. It's been going on for a while, and it's had it's ups and downs but in the end I think it was pretty good. Definitely finishes on a huge downer though, but that's going to add to the next issue, well hopefully we'll have to see how the next creative team goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 25, 2013

    "Winter Soldier" #14 concludes a great run on the character from Ed Brubaker. He's a writer who likes to do the worst to his creations and he's certainly done that in "Winter Soldier." The emotionally packed finale of this book truly gripped me by the collar and made me not want to read on because I could see what was happening, but I couldn't look away. Brubaker has created something larger than himself. While this pause is incredibly sorrowful, he has also left behind a rich history and a fertile jumping on point for the next creative team. For now, we salute Brubaker, his best creation, one of his finest runs and his time at Marvel entertaining readers with the worst he could imagine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 23, 2013

    The biggest problem with this issue is the art. It's hard to tell if it's Butch Guice's pencils or Brian Thies' inks, but something is off. The opening pages look great, but the pages that follow look too squared off. Anatomy has a strange feel to it. Again, like the story, none of it is bad, but it is certainly not as good as this series has looked in the past. So it is that Brubaker's Winter Soldier doesn't go out with a bang, but it does manage to leave its mark on the Marvel Universe. Well miss you, Ed. Thanks for the good times. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 29, 2013

    More concerning however is Novokov's victory. Although the Avengers are able to restore nearly all of Natasha's memories, they can't make her remember Bucky at all. Aside from making no sense, this certainly opens up new possibilities for the character (including the teased pairing with Hawkeye to mirror the movie characters), but it also means a huge piece of what made this book work will be absent for the foreseeable future. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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