Winter Soldier #8

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Bucky vs. Black Widow Old enemies resurfacing with new codenames. And nothing will ever be the same.

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 25, 2012

    Michael Lark is on fire in these issues. He's been delivering great stuff since joining the series, but he really knocks it out of the park here. The action is staged beautifully. There is an intensity to every punch and every kick. His strongest work, however, might be in the characters themselves. The anger on Bucky's face as he looks for those responsible for Black Widow's kidnapping is palpable. Couple this with Bettie Breitweiser's out-of-this-world coloring, and you have a gorgeous looking comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 30, 2012

    Looking forward to seeing one has truly demonstrated how good this book really is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 28, 2012

    The anger of Bucky as he tries to track down Widow is done expertly as he is getting more and more aggressive as he comes back from a dead-end. Lark does a great job depicting that. For whatever reason I love the panel of the note that Bucky was left written in bloody with the knife in the tree more than I probably should. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Winter So1dier Aug 11, 2012

    It's books like these, the ones that fly below the radar and yet are superior in quality to those that don't, which need your support. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 27, 2012

    "Winter Soldier" #8 is a continuation of Brubaker's slowly burning espionage fire. The overall story and the characters come first and the set pieces arrange later. There are bigger themes at stake and the audience is expected to hold on for the entire ride. Watching Barnes slowly twist and hurt is becoming a true spectator sport. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jul 29, 2012

    This comic really is two incredibly talented creators (and their supporting cast) delivering an extremely well-constructed comic book that is an excellent example of what a gritty, hardboiled story should be. However, with the two being so well-versed in the genre, the entire thing is bordering incredibly closely on being too perfect, too clean. If you're a die-hard Brubaker fan or relatively new to the writer, there's a lot to love in this book. The same holds true if you're especially partial to Bucky and his ongoing adventures. For me, it goes over that edge, and I can't immerse myself in the world they're creating. You might not have the same problem. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 30, 2012

    Meanwhile Bucky and Jasper are able to find and trace the helicopter Novokov used to make off with Natalia, but they don't know that they are far too late because Natalia has now fallen to the dark side and is… dancing. Great idea for a story, but Brubaker's choice of the final reveal makes the comic read far more humorous than ominous. Still, worth a look. Read Full Review

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