We are nearly three months away from Marvel Studios' next installment and the final chapter of the Captain America trilogy, Captain America: Civil War. And as Marvel are used to, they release comic book tie-ins and preludes to most of their movies. Marvel did release a Captain America: Civil War prelude comic mini-series that concluded a couple of weeks ago, but that was merely a recap of the events that took place in both Steve and Tony's last solo flicks, Winter Soldier and Iron Man 3. This one, however, comes in the form of an Infinite Comic (which is a special imprint my Marvel) that offers actual details about what is going to happen in Civil War, and it also fills the gaps left in the stories of Winter Soldier and Crossbones between both Captain America movies.
The story starts with catching the reader up with the status of Captain America and The Avengers after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The New Avengers seem to be doing quite well, with The Falcon being the closest to Cap. Cap and Falcon find some trouble on the radar in Nigeria caused by an ex-Hydra operative, which leads both Cap and Falcon to think of...
Bucky himself hasn't been having an easy time after the events at the Triskelion and the failure of Project Insight. He has been trying to escape his past after his memories started coming back. He definitely remembers Captain America, and although he saved him from his death the last time they met, Bucky believes that he only delayed Steve's death to another day, as he believes that Cap's idealism would soon be his demise. However, Bucky was not the one causing havoc in Nigeria, it was in fact...
The last time we saw Brock Rumlow, he was on the verge of death after receiving major burns all over his body as a result of the events at The Triskelion. Yes, he survived, but he is absolutely done with Hydra, especially that Alexander Pierce is now dead. We don't know exactly what he is doing in Nigeria, but we do know from the comic that he now leads a group of thugs trying to make bigger paydays on the remains of the fallen S.H.I.E.L.D..
Those were the highlights of the Captain America: Civil War Prelude Infinite Comic. Hopefully Marvel will release another to give us more context for the story of Civil War, so make sure you stay tuned for more. Captain America: Civil War is released on May 6th.