This Video Shows Why Captain America and Winter Soldier Are the Hottest Ship in the (Marvel Cinematic) Universe

Avengers: Infinity War is just around the corner, so it’s time to talk about one of the most beloved ships in the MCU: Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. In this latest (and possibly greatest) episode of Total Shipshow, Kotaku’s Gita Jackson talks about why “Stucky” is the best Friend Ship out there—and why all Steve wants is to co-parent a puppy with Bucky.

For this episode, we reached out to the MCU fandom for some original artwork all about Steve and Bucky. We got some amazing submissions—so much so, that we made an extra slideshow featuring some of our favorites. Thanks to everyone for your amazing artwork. Avengers: Infinity War may come out April 27, but the Stucky ship has been inside our hearts all along.


Clarification: In the video, one of the artists, Megan Kluck, more commonly goes by the moniker tasteslikekeys.


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In before the inevitable: “Why can’t we celebrate male friendship without sexualizing it? What about the bonds of brotherhood?”

Listen. The majority of stories in mainstream media feature one of two emotional cores: a romance between a man and a woman, or a bond between two men. In fiction, we celebrate male friendships: Sherlock and John; Dean and Cas; Spock and Kirk; Harry and Ron; Riggs and Murtaugh; Frodo and Sam; the list goes on.

It’s important to show boys that they can have close, loving friendships with their male peers. But it’s just as important to show them that it’s okay to fall in love.

Stucky forever.

“I’m with you till the end of the line.”