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What?! I didn't know Bucky's dead in Fear Itself was fake. When was this revealed?
 

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Spoiler warning probably would have been an apt choice eh?

either way this looks and sounds fantastic,

and that Dell'Otto cover? :drool:

*edit* I could have sworn we had an emoticon for that
 
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right now, Surprise!
:lol:

In Fear Itself #7.1
I didn't even know there was such a thing.

And I'm not sure I get the purpose of the .1 issues. I thought they were the same as the previous issues but with extras. But they are entirely new comics? Why put a huge thing like revealing Bucky's dead in a .1 issue?

Spoiler warning probably would have been an apt choice eh?
Probably, but this is kind of a weird example so don't worry about it.

But in general, yeah - any time you are spoiling something in a different book, particularly with recent events, it should be marked.
 

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And I'm not sure I get the purpose of the .1 issues. I thought they were the same as the previous issues but with extras. But they are entirely new comics? Why put a huge thing like revealing Bucky's dead in a .1 issue?
They were originally supposed to be "jumping on points" for new readers, issues that served as entry points, generally the first issues of new stories.

Now it looks like they're doing Fear Itself 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 as launching points for Iron Man, Cap America, and Thor.

I think it's pretty stupid branding.
 

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But wait! there's more!

There's a big Venom storyline/x-over coming up involving Venom, Red Hulk, Ghost Rider, and X-23 and the numberings gonna be like this

Venom 13,13.1,13.2,13.3,13.4,14

Anywho, stoked for winter soldier eh?
 

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They were originally supposed to be "jumping on points" for new readers, issues that served as entry points, generally the first issues of new stories.
Right. I thought that meant issues of new arcs plus maybe some backstory or review-type content. Isn't that what it was?

Now it looks like they're doing Fear Itself 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 as launching points for Iron Man, Cap America, and Thor.

I think it's pretty stupid branding.
Very much so. If the purpose is to create a jumping-on point for new readers, it seems to me like the goal should be to make that as clear and easy as possible.
 

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They were originally supposed to be "jumping on points" for new readers, issues that served as entry points, generally the first issues of new stories.
Right. I thought that meant issues of new arcs plus maybe some backstory or review-type content. Isn't that what it was?
The only point one story I read was Amazing Spider-Man #654.1 it ended up being a set-up for the new Venom ongoing, and barely about Spider-Man at all. The next issue of ASM was one of the most continuity-heavy Spider-Man stories I've ever read (after Marla Jameson died, Peter has a psychedelic dream about all the people that have died because of or around him - everyone from Uncle Ben and Gwen Stacy to Charlie and Lance Bannon ('who are they?' you ask... exactly!)

So at least with that one, the point one thing was sort of a jumping on point, but not necessarily for the book you thought it was.
 

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It depends on who writing. Some I read were intro issues and some were self contained stories and some just felt like another issue in a arc.
 

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Just read Winter Soldier #1 and loved it. I loved these type of Bucky/Widow stories in Captain America - it's good to see them again. I like the idea of other soldiers in stasis.

Synopsis: Bucky and Black Widow are investigating the removal or awakening of soldiers in stasis like he was in Russia. They follow some leads and find they are being bought on the black market by Lucia Von Bardas (was she always a cyborg? I can't remember) to use against Dr. Doom.

Art looks great and I love Butch Guice but some panels looked suspiciously Greg Land-esque (read:traced). That's probably a horrible thing to accuse someone of but it just didn't look like his regular work. The close ups of Widow, in particular.

Is the gorilla with the machine gun an existing character?
 

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