The iconic duo will be heading back to WWII for a new ongoing series.
Yesterday Marvel announced that Steve Rogers would return as Captain America in a new series in July, but that left some unanswered questions about the fate of the current Captain Bucky Barnes. Thankfully, Marvel has ended the speculation with the confirmation of a second Captain America comic. The publisher has revealed that Bucky’s Captain America book will be renamed Captain America and Bucky starting with issue #620 in July and that the book will be set in WWII and feature a younger Cap fighting alongside his sidekick Bucky once again.
Captain America and Bucky will be co-written by current Cap writer Ed Brubaker along with Marc Andreyko, with Chris Samnee doing the art.
“What was Cap like in the early days, before WWII started? This is a question I’ve wanted to explore for years. And of course, the whole series ties directly into what’s going on in Captain America and Fear Itself, and sets up future plans for ,” said Brubaker in a press release. “Getting to work with Marc and Chris, of course, is the cherry on top, since they’re both doing brilliant work here.”
“Getting to explore unseen pieces of Bucky’s history, from WWII through today, is an absolute blast. Being able to contribute to the Captain America legacy is an honor and a privilege and I can’t wait to see the readers’ reactions,” said Andreyko.
What sort of WWII hijinks will Cap and Bucky get themselves into? That question can only be answered when Captain America and Bucky #620 goes on sale in July.