“My departure is simply a time issue. I’m pursing a few other projects that make it impossible for me continue doing a monthly book.”
Brubaker’s recent remarks also expressed an appreciation of both his co-workers and fans. He’s leaving Winter Soldier to focus on creator owned projects and to tend to some Hollywood related opportunities he was offered. The good news here is that Winter Soldier is not ending. Lower than expected sales put the comic up on the chopping block, and Brubaker may even have been planning for its imminent end. But the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier could have something to do with the book’s stay of execution, and Brubaker has expressed a willingness to return to the title after taking care of his other commitments. So the simple fact here is that sometimes people move on. They take on other assignments, expand their horizons – and occasionally they even do it with a little class.