Alex de Campi and Dave Acosta have revealed a funny little personal project of their own: A webcomic that supposes that Frank Castle and Bucky Barnes sit down together once a month to clean their guns, drink a couple beers and watch an action movie.
You know, the Punisher and the Winter Soldier.
De Campi is an Eisner award-nominated writer and filmmaker, and Dave Acosta is a freelance comics artist. They’re not associated with Marvel Comics — they’re just doing Hell’s Kitchen Movie Club in their downtime.
And there’s already a lot to like in just this first, eight-panel installment. There’s the way Bucky uncaps a couple of beers just using his metal thumb. There’s the retrospectively obvious fact that Frank Castle, who’s already lost his wife and child, would be at least as susceptible to the first ten minutes of Up as anyone else. There’s a couple of Marvel’s biggest hard-asses openly talking about emotional vulnerability.
And it’s just pretty funny.