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Captain America Comic Book Covers Featuring Bondage Fan Bucky

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I was searching for the most fascinating Captain America comic book covers of all time when I stumbled upon a pattern in early Captain America issues. Most of the covers of the first 50 Captain America comics featured Bucky in a situation where he’s tied up in some way. It’s like he has a thing for bondage or something. I realize there’s no actual point in showing you some of these covers but hey, why the hell not? Click on the images to enlarge.

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Captain America: “DAMMIT, BUCKY. I TOLD YOU TO QUIT HANGING OUT WITH NAZIS!”

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It’s the Red Skull’s first comic cover appearance and he’s being a little too creepy with his overly excited look as he’s tying up Bucky.

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Third cover in a row where Bucky’s tied up and you can see in Cap’s face that he’s already used to this kind of shit from the little punk.

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Anyone who’s not tied up is doing nice work, Bucky. Take a hint.

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Bucky is taking it up a notch by not being bound by ropes anymore. This time, he’s about to be trapped in a tomb while he’s wrapped up as a mummy.

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And now we’re back to ropes.

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This is one of the coolest early Captain America covers because of how it gives the impression that Cap is swinging on a bookmark. Also, Bucky has moved away from hanging out with Nazis. He now hangs out with Japanese cultists.

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At this point, you get a clear impression that Bucky is really enjoying this.

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He enjoys it sometimes.

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Now Bucky’s just being ridiculous.

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You have to give it to Bucky. It doesn’t matter where he is or who he’s fighting. He always needs to be rescued. It’s probably just a cry for help. Or maybe it’s his way of teaching Cap a lesson about the pitfalls of having a sidekick. Which I guess worked because after Bucky, Cap stopped dabbling in teenage sidekicks. Unlike Batman.

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Or maybe he’s just really, really stupid.

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This is my favorite cover of the bunch. Buck is tied to a frickin’ bomb in the middle of a dog fight. Also, Cap’s all like “WHAT THE HELL, BUCKY. SERIOUSLY. GAHD.”

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After this Captain America comic book cover, we see Bucky getting more involved in the action in an I’m-actually-fighting-bad-guys-instead-of-just-being-tied-up-in-a-corner way. Good for him. He started to become a more bad ass character until he supposedly died. He came back, more awesome than ever, which makes all of us forget about his early days as a nuisance sidekick.

When he took over as the new Captain America, it was a real evolutionary step for James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes. I love passing-of-the-torch stories so I was totally into the whole changing of the guard deal. I really enjoyed his first couple of years as the new Cap and I’m looking forward to his next adven– oh wait. He’s dead.

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