Bucky Barnes, Captain America's sidekick in World War II, once thought lost, was revived as a brainwashed Soviet assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Eventually, Bucky was rehabilitated and became one of the good guys again, even taking the mantle of Cap while he was "dead" and had his own comic series.
Winter Soldier's longest running series (19 issues) ended in 2013, but he's headlined other series and mini-series since then. Like his time as a Soviet spy, the title is being revived again this winter. What is his mission this time? We'll let mini-series writer Kyle Higgins brief you:
"Since being freed from Soviet brainwashing, Bucky has done a massive amount of work to atone for his sins--becoming Captain America, spending time in the Gulag, dying to save the world... in many ways, he's found redemption. So, what's next for him? He's going to help other people do the same."
Higgins will be joined by artist Rod Reis for the 5-issue mini-series which debuts December 5. Here's the solicitation and cover for the first issue:
Winter Solider # 1 (of 5)
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and Cover by ROD REIS
On Sale 12/5/18
You know his name. You know the things he's done. And now that the man known as The Winter Soldier has found redemption, he's going to help others do the same...even if it's not as easy as he expects. This December, the acclaimed creative team of Kyle Higgins (Power Rangers, C.O.W.L.) and Rod Reis (Secret Empire, Doctor Strange: Damnation, C.O.W.L.) will reunite to tell the next chapter of Bucky Barnes' story in an all-new adventure that readers won't want to miss!
Winter Soldier (2018) #1 cover by Rod Reis