Marvel may have cancelled the Winter Soldier’s ongoing comic book series, but that certainly isn’t the last we’ll see of him on the sequential page. Aptly timed for the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters (April 4th), Marvel Comics will be releasing a new mini-series, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March. According to writer Rick Remender, it will “shatter” the world of Steve Rogers in the page of Captain America next year. He also goes on to say, it will be a love letter to (early period) 007 and Jim Steranko S.H.I.E.L.D. comics.
The story is set in 1966, where two Nazi scientists have developed a top-secret formula that could potentially win the Cold War, but they have fallen into the hands of Hydra. S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent in two agents, Nick Fury and Ran Shen, to retrieve the scientists, but the Soviets have plans of their own, opening the “Red Room” and unleashing their own version of Captain America, the enigmatic Winter Soldier!
Definitely sounds pretty cool. We will be getting a glimpse into the world of the Winter Soldier that we only briefly saw during the Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting run of Captain America that introduced him. Be sure to head over to USA Today and read the article about this new mini-series, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March. (Source: USA Today)