Can it really be true? Twisted Nazi, Baron Strucker stumbles upon the perfect way of gaining revenge on Captain America by using a Bucky Barnes look-alike to betray the star-spangled Avenger.
Scouring the gyms of San Francisco like some forlorn cruiser, Strucker finds a young man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the long thought dead Bucky.
News is leaked to the media, and as fate would decree, Steve Rogers is in the vicinity of 'Frisco. The shield-slinger races to the reported whereabouts of his erstwhile partner by speeding motorcycle. The trap is sprung.
Silent alarms alert Strucker to Cap's subsequent arrival and stealthy entrance. Strucker feels confident enough to reveal his identity, thinking that he will ultimately end the Avenger's life forthwith.
The ersatz Bucky lies trance-like repeating the mantra, "I am Bucky Barnes!" enough times to actually believe it and behave accordingly.
Are the Golden Age partners really reunited?