By Todd Allen
When Brubaker’s departure from Captain America was announced, Brubaker said he was staying on Winter Soldier, so this is definitely a change in the original plan. Does this mean Brubaker is going completely creator owned or that he’s been re-tasked for an as-yet announced Marvel NOW relaunch? More to come on this front, definitely.
Winter Soldier is one of those titles, that while being a Marvel-owned book, still retains a huge amount of its creator’s voice. Ed Brubaker _is_ the voice of the revived Bucky Barnes and I don’t envy Latour in having to follow Brubaker.
Latour has done art on a few issues at Marvel, notably some Wolverine. As a writer, he’s done a crime series called Loose Ends for 12-Gauge.
Based on Latour’s comments over at CBR, this is a fairly recent change:
In terms of plot and themes what is your initial “Winter Soldier” story about?
I’m hesitant to put a theme in stone, because I’m still in the process of writing the book — but Bucky’s looking for hope and on some level redemption, maybe a sense of completion. Those are very subjective motivations, though — hopefully we’ll test his perception of them and just exactly what he wants as we move along.
As they say, there will be more to come on this one. Marvel hasn’t announced what, if any, art changes will be occurring on the book. It’s not a new #1, so it doesn’t seem to formally be part of the Marvel NOW push.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.