Who will be the next Captain America? That question has been dangling in the minds of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans since the end of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, in which an elderly Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) handed off his shield to a reluctant Sam Wilson aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), while his best friend Bucky aka the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) smiled with approval.
The new Disney+ series The Falcon & The Winter Soldier will begin to answer those questions. But if the last MCU tv-series WandaVision taught us anything, it’s that a few TV episodes are not enough to satisfy fans hungry for more.
If the six episodes of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier don’t entirely scratch your itch, or if you want to dig into the characters’ four-color origins, here are ten great comics to read before (or while, or after) watching the new series.