Winter Soldier #6

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 6, 2012

    The more Brubaker-written issues I read of Bucky, the more I love the character. I could not imagine anyone else attempting to write this story right now. Brubaker's stories always feel like they've been brewing for months, if not years. It was way back in CAPTAIN AMERICA #619 where the seeds of this story were first planted. What makes it all even better is Brubaker manages to get a great creative team to help him tell the story. Michael Lark was the perfect choice and I can never say enough nice things about how much I enjoy Bettie Breitweiser's colors. It's no surprise that WINTER SOLDIER continues to be one of my favorite titles month after month. Brubaker has me hooked and I can never get enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 7, 2012

    First off, I can't believe Fred Davis died here! He JUST starred in a storyline in the Captain America and Bucky series a few months ago, so he's a character who was still fresh on my mind. I never expected him to get offed like that. With that said, this comic? It was awesome. Ed Brubaker took Leo and made him into an ULTRA dangerous threat to Bucky. If given a good villain name, I can't see why Leo can't become Bucky's own personal Red Skull/arch-nemesis type of character. With Fred's murder and Bucky training Leo back in the day, it's already personal between the two, plus Leo is crazy and crazy people make for great foes! This was the prologue to the next Bucky storyline, and if it's half as good as this issue was, we're in for a treat! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 6, 2012

    As good as those guys are, the standout star of this issue is colorist Bettie Breitweiser. There are flashback pages that are so gorgeously colored in this book that you will want to hang them on your wall. Her use of red and yellow draws your eye perfectly, giving the pages a stunning and balanced look. Without a doubt, this an amazing looking comic and that is largely in part because of Breitweiser. I'm getting to a point where I would buy a book just because she colored it, regardless of who writes and draws the thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Jamie Insalaco Jun 13, 2012

    This arc has bears all the signs of classic Brubaker – Bucky is almost James Bond like as he wanders into facilities, takes out AIM agents and heads on with his mission. I've had trouble recommending this book during the first arc, but I think they've found the rhythm now. It's too early to say, but I think they're about to crank the spy-fantasy dial up to eleven! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jun 8, 2012

    There are times when the art is hit and miss but is good and consistent enough to where it can be enjoyed regardless. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 9, 2012

    Great art and a great villain make for a great first issue of what will hopefully be a really strong arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jun 11, 2012

    "Winter Soldier" #6 is a slightly scary character study that builds the tapestry of this title into darker and tighter places. Brubaker uses a terse style to cover a lot of ground and make it all count. Lark and Breitweiser provide gorgeous work that makes this a perfect example of comics as art and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Pick up this issue and you'll completely buy into the new storyline while enjoying every single aspect of this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 13, 2012

    Although this storyline doesn't appear to have Doombots or gorillas with machine guns, it's setting up to be very much an old fashioned spy thriller. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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