Captain America films have established one of the celebrated friendships in the Marvel Universe. The bond between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes have been applauded by both fans and critics alike.
It seems Marvel comics have changed and updated the relationship between the two characters to match the version shown in the MCU movies. Marvel Comics #1000 features a story by writer Gerry Dungan and artist Mathew Wilson and Chris Samnee. This particular piece has a flashback which shows the friendship between Barnes and Rogers, revising the original story of the characters. The One page story dates back to the issue of 1964 when Steve Rogers was pulled out from the ice to impersonate into Captain America for the first time. The conclusion of the short story suggested that premonition from Steve about years of chill in the future came as flashbacks. It also suggested both the characters, Roger and Barnes, were friends as kids even before Steves’ deficiency came into prominence.
The age difference between Roger and Barnes is only four years, and after Roger is entitled as a hero in World War II, Barnes get inspired to get training from him and become his eventual partner. These scenes are erased from the MCU version, where both the characters are shown in the light of childhood friends. This could suggest a different story if Roger’s mind were creating fantasies where both of them played as kids, but surely Marvel needs to expand on this, as it will require a little more than one-page explanation.
This short story along with 70 others can now be viewed in the pages of Marvel Comics#1000. This is done in honor of the history of the iconic comic book publisher and celebrating the memorable moments associated with it.