Bucky's the better replacement.
Falcon is the better replacement.
Bucky's the better partner.
Falcon's the better partner.
When Cap died only a few years back Buck appeared on television and several articles as well. He was advertised as Cap with a GUN. In fact I'm almost willing to say more outlets covered it than they did of Sam for several reason.
Also, what the heck is wrong with advertising your product to get more people to come buy the comic? The logic that any book shouldn't be announced on tv in fear that they will send some "pandering" or "political" message is not only asinine but it cripples the very industry your profess to care about.
Here is a News Bulletin for anyone who is thinking along the same lines.......To get new consumers you don't just advertise within the medium you are working in. I know ...I know... it's a mind boggling concept but trust me you stay on you side of the fence and eventually your business will die because while you catering only to the those who are already buying from you they slowly died off or became less interested in what you where handing out due to the repetitiveness of it. Business have to expand their reach to bring in new people and new ideas to survive.
falcon, they have given him the costume and no incentive to be a better person. it's going to end badly for him because he is being treated as if he has nothing to earn.
Comparing the two isn't possible really. Both became Captain America during extremely different circumstances and both are doing it their own way. If we want to compare who did a better job, we would have to see the results based on their own developments.
Arguing that Sam's better for the role because he was the more logical choice doesn't necessarily make him the better replacement. He hasn't earned the title, he's earned the chance at living up to it. And it's where Remender will take him which will determine that.
Last edited by Of Atlantis; 12-02-2014 at 07:35 AM.
Really, I think the main reason people were more excited about Winter Soldier becoming Cap is because it was a better story. Arguably one of the best stories marvel has created in decades (hence a marvel movie being based on it). No matter how well Sam does in Rememders book, he probably won't have the same interest that Bucky got. Brubakers Cap was just that good. It's not a knock against Sam in any way... Buckys story was simply much much better.
Winter Soldier is an overrated character.
Give me US Agent.
We will know aafter we get a b few books without Remender mangling the character.
This would be the perfect time for the Falcon to break out on his own as a hero, same as Bucky had the perfect shot right after Brubaker's run.
Both were neutered by forcing them into the role of Captain America, which is always going to be Steve Rodger's job.
Follow your inner moonlight, do not hide the madness. -Ginsberg
Why readers would reject it now is ridiculous. X-23 trashed Wolverine. Red Hulk trashed Hulk. Beta ray trashed Thor.
Why is it now all of a sudden trite??
Last edited by ExcelsiorPrime; 12-02-2014 at 04:24 PM.
If you want to define Captain Falcon, give him good enemies. Fausts, Crazy Cap, and the Man With No Face really made Bucky Cap interesting -- his stories had personal weight behind them. Give Falcon a good rogues gallery and good stories and he will grow into the shield. Bru did literally the exact same thing with Iron Fist and it made a previously C lister widely beloved.
We are not seeing a good rogues gallery for Cap Falc so far, but I think that can be chalked up to Axis sort of derailing things. Keep in mind, Bru deliberately steered the Bucky Cap story so it would be less effected by company wide events.
its too soon to tell.
Bucky was the Cap I most enjoyed reading about. Brubaker is an excellent writer so that's a given. It may be too soon to say that he will always rival Falcon Cap but I am biased. I will always think of Sam as Falcon Cap. When Bucky was Captain America I never thought of him as Bucky Cap or Winter Soldier, just Cap. I like both characters, I think they both deserved to carry the mantle, and I like the different costume designs. I'm really glad that Sam kept his wings. One thing I find interesting is the POV that Marvel is spinning concerning how Bucky and Sam became Cap. Bucky chose on his own to try and become a Captain America that would honor Steve, the legacy he created, and the ideals he fought and died for. Sam was chosen by Steve Rogers as his replacement. Sam was the living legend's preferred choice. So Marvel is stating that Bucky never would have become Captain America in the first place if Rogers hadn't been killed. It would have been Sam or possibly Steve's son all along to earn that title. But anyway, Bucky's my favorite, I'm glad Steve was dead for as long as he was. I appreciated his return and have become a fan of his as well. Falcon was always a better sidekick but I'm glad to see him as Cap too.