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Bucky (Marvel)(01 - James Buchanan Barnes)
Real Name: James Buchanan Barnes
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As a young boy, James Buchanan Barnes lost his father (a soldier during WWII), and was adopted by Camp Lehigh as their mascot, and given the nickname "Bucky". It was here that he learned the identity of Captain America. He underwent rigorous training and was assigned to be Cap's sidekick, accompanying him on many adventures, and the two often worked with the original Invaders. However, on a final mission against Baron Zemo, Bucky and Cap hopped on an experimental drone plane in an attempt to disarm a bomb. The bomb detonated, dropping Cap in the North Atlantic where, many years later, he would be found and thawed out by the Avengers. American forces never found Bucky's body, and he was presumed dead. Unbeknownst to the Americans, he had been found and revived by Russian General Vasily Karpov.

When Bucky awoke, he had no memory of his identity, which gave Karpov an opportunity to reprogram Bucky as a Soviet assassin called the Winter Soldier. He was sent all across the globe, committing political assassinations with huge effects on the Cold War. However, his memory implantation caused mental instability, and he was kept in stasis between missions to prevent rebellion.

The Winter Soldier killed the Red Skull and stole his Cosmic Cube for Karpov's successor, former General Aleksander Lukin. In order to mess with Cap's mind, Lukin also commanded the Winter Soldier to kill Jack Monroe [the Bucky of the '50s] and to launch a major terrorist attack on the city of Philadelphia, fueling the Cosmic Cube's power in the process. However, when the Winter Soldier kidnapped S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter, she told Captain America upon her rescue that she believed her captor to be Bucky. Later, Nick Fury confirmed to Cap that the Winter Soldier was indeed his former partner.

When Lukin ordered the Winter Soldier to bury the Cosmic Cube in an underground bunker, Cap, with help from the Falcon and Iron Man, tracked him down and defeated him. After the battle, Cap used the Cosmic Cube to restore Bucky's memories, but he then destroyed the Cube and disappeared. All but Captain America believed him to be dead.

It was eventually revealed that the Winter Soldier was involved in helping Wolverine escape from Weapon X, and was responsible for the loss of his wife and baby.

When the Superhuman Registration Act was passed, S.H.I.E.L.D's Nick Fury recruited Bucky for covert operations, so as to protect Captain America from government forces.


First Appearance: Captain America Comics (1941) #1

Other Identities:
Captain America (Marvel)(09 - James B. Barnes)
Winter Soldier (Marvel)

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Issue Appearances:
A Year of Marvels: July Infinite Comic (2016)
A+X (2012)
AAFES 8th Edition [New Avengers: The Promise] (2009)
AAFES 9th Edition [New Avengers: Hero Exchange] (2010)
Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel (2009)
Adventures Of Captain America (1991)
Agents Of Atlas (2009)
All Winners Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
All-New Invaders (2014)
All-New Marvel Now! Point One (2014)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
All-Select Comics (1943)
All-Winners Comics (1941)
All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (2011)
Amazing Comics (1944)
Avengers Classic (2007)
Avengers Forever (1998)
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha (2016)
Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill (2016)
Avengers West Coast (1989)
Avengers/Invaders (2008)
Batman/Captain America (1996)
Black Panther/Captain America: Flags Of Our Fathers (2010)
Cable & Deadpool (2004)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (1998)
Captain America (2002)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America (2011)
Captain America (2013)
Captain America (2018)
Captain America & the Invaders: Bahamas Triangle (2019)
Captain America 65th Anniversary Special (2006)
Captain America And Bucky (2011)
Captain America Collectors' Preview (1995)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Captain America Comics (Faksimile) (1999)
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Captain America Reborn: Who Will Wield the Shield? (2010)
Captain America Theater Of War: America The Beautiful (2009)
Captain America: Forever Allies (2010)
Captain America: Hail Hydra (2011)
Captain America: Man Out of Time (2011)
Captain America: Medusa Effect (1994)
Captain America: Reborn (2009)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (1998)
Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016)
Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip (2010)
Captain America: The Chosen (2007)
Captain America: The Classic Years (1990)
Captain America: The Legend (1996)
Captain America: White (2008)
Captain America/Citizen V '98 (1998)
Captain America/Nick Fury: The Otherworld War (2001)
Civil War: Casualties of War (2007)
Civil War: Front Line (2006)
Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (1971)
Complete Comics (1944)
Conspiracy (1998)
Crossover Classics (1991)
Dave Stevens: Covers & Stories (2012)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
Deadpool (1997)
Deadpool (2013)
Domination Factor: Avengers (1999)
Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk (2010)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantasy Masterpieces (1966)
Fear Itself: Book Of The Skull (2011)
Fear Itself: Captain America (2012)
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970)
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019)
Giant Size Mini-Marvels: Starring Spidey (2002)
Giant-Size Avengers/Invaders (2008)
Giant-Size Invaders (1975)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
Hulked-Out Heroes (2010)
Inhuman (2014)
Invaders (2019)
Invaders Now! (2010)
Iron Man (1998)
Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War (2007)
Jack Kirby's Heroes and Villains (1987)
January 2011 Sneak Peeks (2011)
Kid Komics (1943)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Comics (2019)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Heroes & Legends (1997)
Marvel Limited: Fantastic Firsts (1994)
Marvel Limited: Secrets Behind The Comics (1994)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All Winners (2005)
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America (2005)
Marvel Milestone Edition: Avengers (1993)
Marvel Milestone Edition: Captain America (1995)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1999)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Saga: The Official History of the Marvel Universe (1985)
Marvel Super Action (1977)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Treasury Special Featuring Captain America's Bicentennial Battles (1976)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Universe (1998)
Marvels (1994)
Marvels Comics: Captain America (2000)
Marvels Companion (2014)
Mediascene (1973)
Mystic Comics (1944)
Mythos: Captain America (2008)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
New Avengers (2010)
Origins of Siege (2010)
Planet Hulk (2015)
Ruins (1995)
Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
Secret Avengers (2010)
Secrets Behind The Comics (1947)
Sgt. Fury (1963)
Spider-Man Family (2007)
Spider-Woman (1978)
Stan Lee Marvel Treasury Edition (2016)
Stan Lee Meets Dr. Strange (2006)
Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier (2010)
Sub-Mariner Comics (1941)
Supersoldiers (1993)
Tales of Suspense (1959)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Avengers (1963)
The Avengers (1973)
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987)
The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross (2011)
The Great Comic Book Heroes (1965)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Invaders (1975)
The Invaders (1993)
The Knights of Pendragon (1990)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvels Project (2009)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 (2004)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age (2004)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Saga of the Original Human Torch (1990)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
The Twelve: Spearhead (2010)
The Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982)
The Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985)
Thor Corps (1993)
Thunderbolts (2016)
Trouble (2003)
USA Comics (1941)
War Machine (1994)
West Coast Avengers (1985)
What If: Captain America (2006)
What If? (1977)
Winter Soldier (2019)
Winter Soldier: The Bitter March (2014)
Winter Soldier: Winter Kills (2007)
Wolverine by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection (2017)
Wolverine: Origins (2006)
World War Hulks: Wolverine vs. Captain America (2010)
X-Club (2012)
Young Allies Comics (1941)
Young Allies Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Young Men (1950)

Group Affiliation(s):
Invaders (Marvel)
Kid Commandos
Legion of the Unliving (Marvel)(01)
Sentinels of Liberty
U.S. Army (Marvel)
Young Allies (01 - Golden Age)

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