The trial of Bucky Barnes begins here, and if this first issue is any indication most of the story is going to take place outside the courtroom.
The current Captain America only makes a brief appearance here as most of the issue deals with the recently Steve Rogers and the Falcon trying to track down the escaped Sin and dealing with the fallout of her leaked tape to try and discredit Bucky-Cap by claiming he was a willing soldier for her father, the Red Skull.
Far from a traditional super-hero story this issue, as fans of the title have come to expect from writer Ed Brubaker, this issue sets the tone for the next story arc well. I would have liked to have seen more of Bucky-Cap here, but the one scene we do get (the prison guards reacting to the news he’s a Nazi traitor) is one of the best sequences.
I thought the handling of the Winter Soldier’s past being disclosed to the public was pretty shoddy (not to mention rushed), now we’ll get to see if Brubaker can pull things back and give us the first big super-hero trial we’ve had in years. Worth a look.