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    Reviews - Winter Soldier - #9

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Please don't go, Brubaker! - colten97
It's issues like this that remind me why Ed Brubaker is going to be missed so very, very dearly. Sure, this is business as usual for his Captain America and family run, but when business is this good, why change anything? This is the same dark espionage-fueled story that we have come to expect from Brubaker and company, and it is so sad to think that soon enough, we won't have a Winter Soldier book like this on the stands anymore. Don't leave us, Ed! We'll be better, we can change! We promise!

The Broken Arrow story arc continues here and it's solid stuff. There haven't exactly been a ton of surprises, but this issue does give us one hell of a cliffhanger. Bucky, in Brubaker's hands, is such an interesting character with such a dark past, it's fun read stories – like this one – that play upon that. Winter Soldier is a breath of fresh air in the tights and fights world of the Marvel Universe.

Michael Lark delivers another gorgeous issue here. Bucky's angst is rendered perfectly and the action looks frantic and brutal. HIs dirty, gritty style fits the Winter Soldier mythos. Once again, he is complimented by the incredible color work of Bettie Breitweiser and the results are stunning. Whatever happens after Brubaker leaves, hopefully Marvel will keep these two paired up some where, because Lark and Breitweiser are one hell of an art team.

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