Winter Soldier: the Bitter March #1-5

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Winter Soldier: the Bitter March #1-5

Post by Col_Fury » Fri May 29, 2015 6:06 am

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1 (April, 2014)
By Rick Remender & Roland Boschi

APPEARANCES:
Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Ran Shen (SHIED agent), Peter Hitzig, Mila Hitzig (married scientist Nazis), Chancellor Cassandra (Hydra chief), Madam Worm (Hydra agent that turns into worms), Winter Soldier

SYNOPSIS:
Nick Fury and Ran Shen infiltrate a Hydra stronghold to retrieve some Nazi scientists, Peter ad Mila Hitzig, so Hydra won’t be able to use the scientists’ Alchemy Formula. Everything goes great until the Winter Soldier arrives; Nick Fury is shot and Ran is injured, but Shen’s able to lose the Winter Soldier and escape with the scientists.

NOTE:
The comic says it takes place in 1966. HOWEVER…

Nick Fury is in charge of SHIELD, Dum Dum’s a SHIELD agent and SHIELD is a publicly known entity that’s involved with foreign negotiations. None of that happened until after Tony Stark came along. So, this takes place round comics published in 1966, then. I guess those former Nazis had some work done.

Relevant comics from 1966: A 24-35, ST 140-151 & ToS 73-84. Between ST 145-146 seems like a good spot, and if it happens before ToS 78/2, it might give Nick Fury a reason to look into the Winter Soldier, figure out who he is and be the impetus to recruit Cap into SHIELD (as seen in ToS 78/2). Neat!

For Winter Soldier, CA 616/2-FB takes place around some issues of Defenders, so before that.

Fury and Shen use HAWK attachments here, one of my favorites.

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #2 (May, 2014)
By Rick Remender & Roland Boschi

APPEARANCES:
Ran Shen, Peter Hitzig, Mila Hitzig, Dum Dum Dugan (bts, searching for Fury), Horace (SHIELD scientist), Winter Soldier (also in fb as Bucky), Captain America (in fb), Drain (Icelandic Hydra agent, assassin & psychic, Chancellor Cassandra’s right hand), Chancellor Cassandra (bts, sent Drain for the Hitzigs), Shocky Dan (Hydra agent w/electric shockers)

FLASHBACK:
Captain America trains Bucky in sniper shooting, and tells him to never kill someone who’s surrendered and to never kill someone he doesn’t have to.
SYNOPSIS:
Three days later in Nrosvekistan, Ran Shen finally calls SHIELD; Fury’s still missing, but he learns where one of Fury’s supply dumps is and plans to get on a train to West Berlin. He and the scientists are attacked by the Winter Soldier, but when the Winter Soldier is electrocuted during the fight he begins to remember who he is and lets Ran escape. On the train, Peter Hitzig contacts Hydra (he wants to sell the formula) while Ran seduces Mila Hitzig (she doesn’t want to sell the formula). Winter Soldier attacks Ran on the train.

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #3 (June, 2014)
By Rick Remender & Roland Boschi

APPEARANCES:
Ran Shen, Peter Hitzig (dies), Mila Hitzig, Winter Soldier (also in fb as Bucky), Shocky Dan (dies), Captain America (in fb), Drain, Vasily Karpov

FLASHBACK:
After liberating some concentration camps, Bucky wonders if they should just be killing Nazis instead of taking prisoners. Cap says they don’t murder defeated foes for any reason.
SYNOPSIS:
As Shen battles the Winter Soldier, a Hydra agents arrives to kill them both. Shen kills the Hydra agent and electrocutes the Winter Soldier, who lets him live again. Peter Hitzig is killed by Drain, the head Hydra agent, because Peter insulted him. Shen uses the Infinity Formula in Fury’s supply dump to stop himself from dying. Winter Soldier slaughters the Hydra agents and battles Drain; Mila Hitzig knocks them both out of the train and off a cliff. Shen arrives and reunited with Mila as the train explodes.

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #4 (July, 2014)
By Rick Remender & Roland Boschi

APPEARANCES:
Ran Shen, Mila Hitzg, Winter Soldier (also in fbs as Bucky), Drain (dies), Red Skull (in fb), Captain America (in fbs), Baron Zemo (in fb)

FLASHBACKS:
Cap punches the Red Skull (5:2, Bucky -op). Cap fights Hydra agents (5:4, Bucky -op). Cap and Bucky attack Baron Zemo (6:1 - 6:2).
SYNOPSIS:
Shen rescues Mila, but the exploding train lands on a town at the bottom of the cliff. Winter Soldier remembers who he is and separates from Drain, who quickly finds Shen and Mila. Shen attacks Drain but Winter Soldier arrives, attacks Drain and explains he’s no longer the bad guy. Shen kills Drain.

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #5 (September, 2014)
By Rick Remender & Roland Boschi

APPEARANCES:
Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Ran Shen, Winter Soldier, Mila Hitzig (dies), Vasily Karpov

SYNOPSIS:
Nick Fury contacts Dum Dum, who tells him that Ran Shen has vanished. Meanwhile, Ran and Winter Soldier put together a plan to get Mila to safety, but they’re attacked by Russian soldiers. Winter Soldier manages to escape with Mila, but when Nick Fury arrives, he shoots the helicopter, killing Mila (so she can’t be interrogated for the formula). Too bad Shen didn’t have time to explain things! Later, Shen is sent on assignment to China. Meanwhile, Winter Soldier is reprogrammed by his handlers, and safeguards are put into place so that being electrocuted won’t knock his memories loose anymore.

Placement suggestions:

BUCKY/JAMES BUCHANAN "BUCKY" BARNES

CA5 14 (21:3 - 21:6)-FB
*WSOL:BM 2-FB
CA:SL2 12 (17)-FB

CA 219 (16:4 - 16:6)-FB
*WSOL:BM 4 (5:2)-FB-OP
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 38

CA4 26 (8:1)-FB-FB
*WSOL:BM 4 (5:4)-FB-OP
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 43

CA:SL2 12 (23 - 29)-FB
*WSOL:BM 3-FB
CA:SL2 7/2

CA:SL2 12 (8)
*WSOL:BM 4 (6:1 - 6:2)-FB
CA:SL2 12 (9:2)


CAPTAIN AMERICA/STEVEN "GRANT" ROGERS

CA5 14 (21:3 - 21:6)-FB
*WSOL:BM 2-FB
A 213-FB

CA 600/2 (31:2)-FB
*WSOL:BM 4 (5:2)-FB
CLAN 8-FB

IM3 73 (16:4 - 16:6)-FB
*WSOL:BM 4 (5:4)-FB
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 43

FS:IM (8 - 9)-FB
*WSOL:BM 3-FB
INV3 7-FB

CA:SL2 12 (8)
*WSOL:BM 4 (6:1 - 6:2)-FB
CA:SL2 12 (9:2)


CHANCELLOR CASSANDRA
WSOL:BM 1
WSOL:BM 2-BTS

DOCTOR MINDBUBBLE/HORACE LITTLETON
WSOL:BM 2

DRAIN
WSOL:BM 2
WSOL:BM 3
WSOL:BM 4

DUGAN, TIMOTHY ALOYISIOUS CADWALLADER "DUM DUM"

ST 145
*WSOL:BM 1
*WSOL:BM 2-BTS
*WSOL:BM 5
DF 2.4-FB
ST 146


FURY, COL. NICHOLAS "NICK" JOSEPH

ST 145
*WSOL:BM 1
*WSOL:BM 5
DF 2.4 (4:4)-FB
TOS 78/2


HITZIG, MILA
WSOL:BM 1
WSOL:BM 2
WSOL:BM 3
WSOL:BM 4
WSOL:BM 5

HITZIG, PETER
WSOL:BM 1
WSOL:BM 2
WSOL:BM 3

IRON NAIL/RAN SHEN
WSOL:BM 1
WSOL:BM 2
WSOL:BM 3
WSOL:BM 4
WSOL:BM 5

KARPOV, VASILY

CA5 44-FB-FB
**CA5 11 (14 - 18)-FB (delete)
*CA5 11 (14 - 16)-FB
*WSOL:BM 3
*WSOL:BM 5
*CA5 11 (17 - 18)-FB

MADAM WORM
WSOL:BM 1

RED SKULL/JOHANN SHMIDT

CA 600/2 (31:2)-FB
*WSOL:BM 4-FB
CA@ 9/2-FB


SHOCKY DAN
WSOL:BM 2
WSOL:BM 3

WEAPON LXI
See Dr. Mindbubble

WINTER SOLDIER/JAMES BUCHANAN BARNES

CA5 11 (14 - 16)-FB
*WSOL:BM 1
*WSOL:BM 2
*WSOL:BM 3
*WSOL:BM 4
*WSOL:BM 5
[CA 616/2-FB-FB]


ZEMO II/BARON HEINRICH ZEMO

A 56 (8:1 - 8:2)-FB
*WSOL:BM 4-FB
CA:SL2 12 (9:2)
-Daron Jensen

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Re: Winter Soldier: the Bitter March #1-5

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Re: Winter Soldier: the Bitter March #1-5

Post by Col_Fury » Fri May 29, 2015 3:48 pm

So THAT'S who Horace is! :)

Looks like we don't have anything in the MCP yet for Iron Nail or Dr. Mindbubble yet, but I do know that Dr. Mindbubble was Weapon LXI in the Weapon Plus program.

Edited into the above. Thanks!
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