Today, Marvel announced the arrival of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude Infinite Comic, which is available for download right now. To buy this exciting story which bridges the gap in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: CLICK HERE Then read on for more details and a look at the art behind the comic.

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In the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude Infinite Comic, S.H.I.E.L.D. dispatches Captain America, Black Widow and Agent Rumlow to reclaim the mysterious "Zodiac" device at any cost. Tensions run high with the threat of terrorist reprisal in downtown Chicago, but Cap remains just as unnerved by his own handlers and their refusal to divulge the true nature of the weapon. What does Zodiac do and why does S.H.I.E.L.D. want it?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude Infinite Comic is written by Peter David, with layouts by Daniel Govar and art by Rock-He Kim. The story bridges a divide in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, highlighting an especially stormy period just prior to the events of April's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The key theme of Steve Rogers' cinematic journey is explored: The evolution of his patriotic zeal, from the scrappy young man bent on joining the war effort to a more thoughtful leader ever mindful of his minders. The hunt for the Zodiac device leaves Captain America all the more concerned about the intentions behind his marching orders. That not everyone under his command shares those concerns makes for a compelling ensemble piece.

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Peter David explains more about the storyline.

"They know what S.H.I.E.L.D. has told them: that they're looking for the Zodiac, but they know little to nothing about it. To the Black Widow and Rumlow, that's fine. They're okay with doing what they're told. Cap, however, is way more suspicious and wants a clearer idea of what's going on, and is annoyed that S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't big on being forthcoming.

I think [Cap] sees [Black Widow] as a valued ally. But [he] tends to be suspicious of the outfit that she works for. He trusts her as someone to have his back in a fight, but I think also believes that if S.H.I.E.L.D. told her to put a knife in his back, she would do so without hesitation, and that can be problematic.

Rumlow, meantime, is an eager partner, but Cap doesn't trust him at all. First, there's the suspicion aspect. And second, I think Cap is still gun-shy because the last time he had a partner. Bucky wound up dying-or at least so he believes-and he's not anxious for history to repeat itself."

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