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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Raising the dead

“Captain America” No. 14 is due in comic shops today, with the end of the compelling “Winter Soldier” story arc. “Winter Soldier” has seen the apparent return of Captain America’s former sidekick, Bucky Barnes, who was believed killed way back in World War II. I’m not a fan of bringing back the dead. And if there was any character that seemed safe from comic-book resurrection, it was Bucky. But I have to hand it to writer Ed Brubaker: The story has me reading “Captain America” again (though I somehow missed last issue, darn it!) and it does have a fairly plausible explanation for Bucky’s return. Over in “Batman,” Jason Todd, the second Robin, has also returned from the dead; we’re still waiting for the explanation for that one.


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