My biggest issue with Fear Itself and Captain America and Bucky is that nobody mourned for Buck, nobody cared. He died, Steve put on the suit, life went on. Ed Brubaker had promised that he would personally handle it after the event ended, and he did as promised in Fear Itself #7.1
Where we find out that Bucky isn’t dead. That when they got him out of New York after the fight with Sin he was still alive, and that the corpse we’d seen, the one that was buried, was an LMD Fury had put in place at Black Widow’s request.
Bucky was saved by doctors working for Fury at one of his secret basis with the last dose of the Infinity Formula that has kept him alive so long.
When Steve finds out about this, his first reaction is to beat the piss out of Nick Fury. I support this.
Bucky Barnes is alive, despite dieing a hero. And now he’s going to be hitting the road to work from the shadows and clean up the mess of his Winter Soldier days.