If there's one thing Marvel knows how to do, it's capitalize on the tremendous success of their major motion pictures. That's why comic readership has increased by millions of readers after The Avengers made over a billion dollars in theaters. It's with that tradition in mind that Marvel is launching a new Winter Soldier ongoing series in October, helmed by Ales "One Day You'll Get Used to Not Typing Alex" Kot (of Zero and Secret Avengers fame) and Marco Rudy (the influential Italian merchant explorer). "Hey, moviegoers who enjoyed Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier - comics are a thing that we still make," is what Marvel is saying here, provided those moviegoers are following geek-centric genre blogs online, because nobody mentions it at the actual movies themselves.
The AV Club has an interview with Kot and Rudy, and they revealed that Bucky Barnes is going intergalactic:
Kot: Bucky is entering a completely new phase of his life and it is a deeply expansive one. Shedding the old and embracing the new is the core of the character and the series – traveling across galaxies as a very capable and damaged ex-mercenary, having experiences you can’t fit into your established worldview, changing in the process.
Kot also promised that the book would explore several themes, as if comics were actual literature:
Feminism. Taoism. Pacifism. Nature and the systems we impose on it. Life in space. Empathy. Power unrestrained and power controlled. The Randian belief in the vampire self/20th century capitalism, what it brings, what can come after.
Check out the interview with AV Club for more info and less snark. Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier will be in stores in October.