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This is mainly an Marvel Comics/movies/Lord of the Rings/art blog with a slight smattering of Teen Wolf, Parks and Recreation, Community and more.
I am always happy to answer any asks sent my way!
This blog is occasionally NSFW and mostly spoiler-free.
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hahaha I don’t know I guess I was feeling festive AND SUDDENLY TWENTY SUPERHERO STOCKINGS AAAGHHHFGHJKL.
Threw a little DC in there in the form of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle because there are some things I remember fondly from my DC days.
(Uh if anyone wants to use these for anything, patterns or whatever, they’re free for all)
DELICIOUS WINTER SOLDIER.
Okay, there are technically two Winter Soldier arcs. The one that’s 11 (I think) issues in is the current one, that is about Bucky post-fear itself, when almost everyone still thinks he’s dead (As a result of getting the majority of his chest blown out). It’s him and Natasha dealing with the sins of their past, and it is REALLY REALLY GREAT. You can find the first collected trade and the most recent issues in your local comic store, or right here in digital copies!
The first Winter Soldier arc is the one you will usually see me screaming about. It was the story arc in the Captain America that ret-conned Bucky’s death, reinvented him as The Winter Soldier, and brought him back into Steve’s life. It’s an incredible book for so many reasons -
The entire collection has recently been re-issues in one big whopping $25 trade, which is a hell of a deal. You can pick it up at your local comic store, or you can get Vol. One and Vol. Two in digital!
Fair warning: The end is going to kill you. It will break your heart. So I suggest also looking for the story arc that follows, which is called Red Menace. That will supply you with CONSIDERABLY MORE emotional closure, as well as introducing some of the most kick-ass British superheroes out there (LADY JACQUELINE HOLLA.)
Enjoy! And come cry in my ask box when you can’t handle all of your Bucky feels!
For Shannon. Who made the mistake of informing me that she was bored.
Bucky: You haven’t said anything about the suit yet.
Namor: What’s there to say? You’ve already made your choice. I suppose Rogers would be fine with it.
[As close to the Sub-Mariner’s approval as I’m ever likely to get.]
— From Captain America v5, #46 by Ed Brubaker, art by Steve Epting
I loved this arc and Namor and Bucky being bros.
I read this trade at work on friday. Cover to cover. It was so goddamned good. It highlighted some of my favorite relationships in comics (Bucky and Namor, Bucky and Tash, Bucky and Steve’s Legacy, everything Jim Hammond), as well as telling an incredible story.
If you are still slightly in the dark when it comes to Bucky Barnes, and you don’t quite get what makes him a compelling character outside of WW2, I whole-heartedly recommend picking up Captain America - The Man Without A Face. It’s sad, enthralling, exciting, funny, heartbreaking and suspenseful. There were at least two moments where I yelped out loud, and people gave me weird looks.
It’s also a great introduction to two amazing characters that fans who came in through the movies might not be entirely familiar with - Jim Hammond (The original Human Torch) and Namor (The original sassy gay best friend).
PICK IT UP. TELL THEM FLATBEAR SENT YOU. DECLINE TO EXPLAIN WHO FLATBEAR IS.
Getting my 2am sketch on. Shitty phone pictures ftw. Jesus, I haven’t drawn on paper in…two+ years.
Winter Soldier #12
cover by Steve Epting
WORLD WAR 2 BUDDIES TEAM UP TIIIIIIIIME. Also fuck yeah, Bucky, you go using Logan as a meat shield.
God he could not have been cast any better than this. More than anything, I want Winter Soldier in the MCU just so we can see Sebastian Stan evolve, so we can see Bucky’s evolution through him. Also that metal arm is effing hot yo.
Commission of Steve/Tony and Bucky/Nat on a double date at a Pancake House. I was way too happy to draw this for the fabulous Thyrza.
Half a stack of commissions down, half to go. Ya’ll are killing me! And I love it. How I love it.
Three things I adore: flatbear’s art, these two, and sharing appreciation for this pairing with friends.
On a side note, as much as I adore Bucky, sometimes I just want to hit him over the head with something.
AW YOU GUICE. (See what I did there? lololo)
I need to draw these two more. I just adore them, and wow, look at that bottom leftie. What a fucking relief my drawing has evolved.
And P is right. Bucky is wonderful, but sometimes he need a swift kick in the ass.