This week saw Marvel up the ante by releasing a new trailer for Captain America: Winter Solder. And it’s no accident that USA Today should - a few days later -reveal a new story for the superhero.

Chris EvansChris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America

Released in a comic book format, the new five-issue, Marvel miniseries adventure will be written by trusted steed, Rick Remender. It will be illustrated by Punisher: In The Blood collaborator Roland Boschi.

In terms of plot, we’ll see the former sidekick's time as a brainwashed Soviet assassin in 1966, when S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Soviets are vying for a secret Nazi formula under Hydra control.

Remender revealed to USA Today that the new adventure will have a bearing on th ongoing "Captain America" series as a whole. He added that the miniseries is a love letter to James Bond and the Jim Steranko era S.H.I.E.L.D. stories.

"He was a tool who had very little control of his own mind, but I will be exploring how Bucky Barnes is underneath all of it still," Remender says. "Even back then, there was a piece of him trying to stand back up."

Captain America: The Winter Solider is Marvel’s latest entry into their ‘phase 2’ of movies. We’ve had Marvel’s Avengers, Iron Man and Thor, and now it’s Cap’ America’s turn to save the world.

Watch the trailer for Captain America: Winter Soldier

Chris Evans reprises his role as Steve Rogers - aka Captain America - and is joined in the sequel by Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. Meanwhile, Anthony Mackie plays a superhero called the Falcon who has the ability to fly and Robert Redford appears as a senior official within government agency S.H.I.E.L.D.