Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows reviews Marvel’s Falcon and Winter Soldier: Cut Off One Head, one now…
Falcon and Winter Soldier: Cut Off One Head
Writer: Derek Landy
Artist: Federico Vicentini
With the Falcon and The Winter Soldier TV show just ended, it makes sense for Marvel to reprint some of their more recent adventures. This trade paperback reprints the miniseries which starts off with a nod to classic 1970s Robert Redford movie Three Days Of The Condor. Written by Irish TV and screenwriter Derek Landy, this tale also looks at the power struggle between Hydra head Baron Zemo and a new rival who has appeared to head up Marvel’s most infamous villainous organisation.
Landy keeps the action moving well here and his more humourous portrayal of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes keeps everything flowing. Artist Vicentini, who has worked on Spider-man at Marvel, is a decent enough storyteller, able to switch between action and more static scenes with enough visual flair to keep the reader engaged. His cartoony art is expressive when it needs to be and kinetic where necessary.
There is enough of a connection to the small-screen portrayal of both characters that fans of the TV show should be able to appreciate this. Falcon and Winter Soldier: Cut Off One Head is a perfectly decent superhero action tale with enough energy, verve and enthusiasm to appeal to the modern comics reader.
Falcon and Winter Soldier: Cut Off One Head is out now from Marvel