Top Three Comics To Read Before Watching Falcon And The Winter Soldier

WandaVision may now be over, but the Marvel Disney+ shows are still coming.

It’s time I gave you my top three recommendations for Falcon And The Winter Soldier!

I’m going to start with the obvious, where Sam first picks up the iconic shield:

All New Captain America

All New Captain America by Rick Remender

The spy-fi, high-flying adventures of Sam Wilson — the all-new Captain America — begin here! Hydra has infiltrated society completely, but why? Cap’s new partnership with Nomad is tested as they race to uncover the Sect of the Unknown, but Hydra gathers Steve Rogers’ old rogues’ gallery to take down the new heroes! The all-new Captain America battles Sin and Baron Blood, and uncovers the new Hydra’s ultimate goal — but is it too late? Millions of innocent souls hang in the balance — but broken and nearly dead from Hydra’s gauntlet, can Cap stop the Great Leveling? In the face of Zemo’s atrocities, Sam Wilson will earn his stripes — make the single greatest sacrifice of his life — and he will never be the same again. The stage is set for the Age of Hydra!

This is the first ever comic where Sam appears as Captain America, and seeing as he is lifting the shield and becoming Cap in the series, there’s nothing better to read! What I will say though, is that you will want to read Rick Remender’s Steve Rogers’ Captain America run first, as this jumps off from there!

Captain America: Winter Soldier Complete Collection

Captain America: Winter Soldier Complete Collection by Ed Brubaker

The instant-classic saga that brought Bucky Barnes back from the dead – and introduced the world to the Winter Soldier! The shocking murder of the Red Skull leaves an un-finished Cosmic Cube at large. Adding to the imminent danger, a cadre of the Skull’s followers sets in motion a plan to ignite bombs in the hearts of Paris, London and Manhattan! Racing against the rapidly ticking clock, the Star-Spangled Avenger must not only solve the mystery of his nemesis’ murder but also find the Cube before it can be used to rewrite reality! But who is the Winter Soldier – a lethal killer with an all-too-familiar face? The questions plaguing Captain America’s dreams are answered in the most brutal way possible, tearing open old wounds and threatening to carve new scars that will never heal!

Bucky started out as Steve Rogers’ teenage sidekick in the war, but this comic completely reinvented him! If you want to know comic Bucky, this is a fantastic place to start!

Captain America: No Escape

Captain America: No Escape by Ed Brubaker

Zemo returns to finish the job his father started — Killing Bucky!

Zemo has a very, very different backstory in the comics – he’s actually the guy who put Cap in the ice all those years ago! I’ll be covering that in the next couple of weeks as the show airs, but for now, I’d recommend this comic, as this covers Zemo’s son trying to kill Bucky!

So that’s my top three recommendations for Falcon And The Winter Soldier comics! I’ll have a lot more coming over the next few weeks, along with all manor of other bits of comic knowledge, so keep an eye out for that!

If you’ve got any ideas what you specifically want to know for the show, please do let me know so I can get right on it!

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