Bucky is the weirdest damn character in the entire Marvel continuity. What he exists as now in the MCU is utterly baffling compared to his origins as competition to Robin.
Can you elaborate? In my marginal knowledge of Marvel comics, I don't think I've ever heard of Bucky.
Bucky Barnes was initially a boy sidekick to Captain America, going back to pre-Marvel Timely Comics, all the way back to just prior to WW2. Then he goes away just after the Wertham trials, and comes back in 2006 as a brainwashed Soviet assassin. This is just in time for the MCU, and he's now one of the most popular characters, largely because the actor (Sebastian Stan) is a sexy dude, and the folks at Disney have no problem playing up the homoerotic aspects of Captain America/Bucky, Thor/Loki, Iron Man/Spider-Man, etc. They love pretty boy fan service, and it's great.
But, of course, Bucky disappeared initially BECAUSE Wertham identified the character as gay subtext.
"Bucky and Uncle Ben are the only characters we can't resurrect," everybody at Marvel until 2006.
And then Bucky and Uncle Ben are resurrected.
Uncle Ben is still dead, but every other year or so they fake-resurrect him to make Spider-Man cry.
* that time he thought Uncle Ben was alive but it was part of a villain's scheme to fuck with him
* that time Doctor Strange used a magic box or something to bring Ben back to life for five minutes so he and Peter could have a heart-to-heart
* that time Peter sort of died and Uncle Ben showed up to take him to the afterlife, but it was all fake and then Peter came back to life
* that time Peter thought Uncle Ben was alive but it was really the Uncle Ben from a parallel universe.
COMING SOON: Iron Man shows up at Peter's house, takes off his helmet, it's actually Uncle Ben, then he dies again. Special anniversary issue, buy five copies!
il fiore bel
" the folks at Disney have no problem playing up the homoerotic aspects of Captain America/Bucky, Thor/Loki, Iron Man/Spider-Man, etc. They love pretty boy fan service, and it's great. "
You sure? A lot of fangirls seem miffed by the NO HOMO moment in CA: CW.
They also cut scenes from both Black Panther and Thor 3 which revealed that major supporting characters were gay and bi, respectively.
Thor's ogling of Hulk's dong in "Thor Ragnarok" was a very failed attempt at No Homo. Thor couldn't stop staring and commenting on it.
il fiore bel
Maybe they're just little cockteases. I mean, if they were going to go the no homo route, the least they could have done is continue the Valkyrie/Loki fight, instead of trying to push her with Thor.
I'm also disappointed Drax didn't make it to third base with the pirate angel.
"I have buttfucking–I mean Bucky on my mind."
So THAT'S what Bucky's name is short for.
Red Skull's to-do list.
Also, a lead balloon.
Everyone looks so fucking weird in this one!
Unfortunately there was never an animated adaptation of the second Captain America iteration from the 50s - Captain America: Commie Smasher.
I think that was the second one, maybe 3rd? Was there a gap between the original and the WWII stuff? I don't know superheroes.
|Two Jar Slave |
Wow, this barely qualifies as a cartoon.
Limited animation is good enough for True Believers. Excelsior!
|Marlon Brawndo |
"You've got me in perfect position!" *clenches ass and lifts legs*
That's one of those lines I swear would have to be a SNL parody.
|Marlon Brawndo |
HOLY SHIT 6:08
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