Marvel’s Bucky Barnes Embraces His Winter Soldier Legacy in ‘Cold Front’

CBR can exclusively reveal that Bucky Barnes will embrace his legacy in The Winter Soldier: Cold Front from writer Mackenzi Lee and artist Tula Lotay.

Marvel’s Bucky Barnes is embracing his Winter Soldier legacy in an exciting new novel, The Winter Soldier: Cold Front.

The Winter Soldier: Cold Front comes from New York Times bestselling author Mackenzi Lee and artist Tula Lotay. With this being the third novel in Lee’s Marvel Rebels & Renegades series following Loki: Where Mischief Lies spirit Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms, The Winter Soldier: Cold Front releases in 2023 and takes a hard look into the life of James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes and the powerful Winter Soldier enemy he’s forcefully turned into during World War II.

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The description for The Winter Soldier: Cold Front reads, “1954: The Winter Soldier is the Soviet Union’s greatest weapon. Assigned the most dangerous covert missions from the USSR’s secret military branch, and guided by a handler who knows him better than he knows himself, he has only one purpose: to obey orders.But he was not always the Winter Soldier … 1941: As World War II begins, sixteen-year-old Bucky Barnes is determined to enlist in the US army — if only the local commander will stop getting in his way. When Bucky is offered enrollment in a training program with the British Special Operations Executive — the UK’s secret service — he leaps at the chance to become a hero. But Bucky has hardly touched down in London when he finds himself running from a mysterious assassin and accompanied by an English chess champion fond of red lipstick and double-crosses. She’s in possession of a secret every side is desperate to get their hands on. If only they knew what it was …


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“Decades later, the Winter Soldier struggles to solve the same mystery Bucky is just beginning to uncover. As their missions intersect across time, their lives collide too — in a way that neither of them would have expected, and that will change the course of their respective wars. “

Lee’s Marvel Rebels & Renegades series focuses on Marvel’s most misunderstood heroes, with The Winter Soldier: Cold Front promising a tale full of espionage and gut-wrenching thrills. Lee also wrote the Montague Siblings series and the nonfiction Bygone Badass Broads. Lotay has worked on numerous titles for a large handful of publishers, including DC, Marvel, Image Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney and more.


The Winter Soldier: Cold Front releases Feb. 7, 2023. The book is available for pre-order in hardcover format on Amazon.

Source: Disney Publishing Worldwide

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