comickergirl:

Whoops wrong Captain.

comickergirl:

Whoops wrong Captain.

"I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?"
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liveship:

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

I knew about the Winter Soldier Investigation but I wasn’t really exactly sure how Brubaker was applying it to Bucky and it never occurred to me to applied Payne’s definition to Steve.

cloudiness:

We made a mess (x)

cloudiness:

We made a mess (x)

I had the privilege of donning Captain America’s costume. I’m pleased to say it fit like a glove. (laughs)

Chris Evans - I take my hat off to him. He was so game. I put his costume on and I did a crude impression of Captain America and then later, he watched me do it. And so that performance that you see, is Chris Evans doing an impression of me doing an impression of him.

- Tom Hiddleston, Thor: The Dark World Commentary

fyeahlilbit3point0:

dickigrayson:


Captain America vol. 5, #28

my dream team (◡‿◡✿)

#Literally up all night to find Bucky

fyeahlilbit3point0:

dickigrayson:

Captain America vol. 5, #28

my dream team (◡‿◡✿)

#Literally up all night to find Bucky

captain-corgi:

The Winter Soldier: Jay

Captain America: Kali

Photographer: Angel V.’s Photography

I am so happy with how this turned out! Thank you so much!!

chrissamnee:

kefaya:

Captain America & Bucky

Writers: Brubaker & Andreyko Art: me (Samnee) Color art:
elizabreitweiser

alexhchung:

Captain America by Leinil Yu

bpkingofthedead:

Captain America meets the Black Panther
Captain America #100

Proof that Steve has been crushing on T’challa from the very begging.

bpkingofthedead:

Captain America meets the Black Panther

Captain America #100

Proof that Steve has been crushing on T’challa from the very begging.