Jason Todd And Bucky Barnes Essay example

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This is a paper about two amazing comic book characters. Jason Todd and Bucky Barnes are often considered so similar that they might as well be the same character. Jason Todd is a DC character created in March 1983 as a sidekick for Batman to replace his first prodigy, Dick Grayson. Bucky Barnes is a Marvel character created in March 1941 as a sidekick for Captain America. The two boys share several critical personality traits, but overall are very different.
In Life James Buchannan “Bucky” Barnes was born March 9, 1925. Bucky’s father died in combat and his mother from some mysterious illness, leaving Bucky to become a cadet at just 13-years-old. He had a little sister, Rebecca, who went to boarding school after his parents died leaving him alone.
Jason Peter Todd was born August 21, 1995 (changed from it’s original date in the 70s.) Jason was a young orphan living on the street. His father was a small time criminal who was murdered after crossing a crime boss. His birth mother left shortly after he was born. Bucky Barnes found out that his friend, Steve Rogers, was Captain America after accidentally walked in on him changing into his uniform, and insisted that he join him. Bucky was trained and became Captain America’s sidekick while also, secretly, being given assignments that could not be given to other heroes in fear of appearing darker than was allowed at the time. Jason Todd met Batman after stealing the tires off of the Batmobile. He was adopted by Bruce Wayne…

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