In a Tweet sent on Thursday, December 8th, 2021, the official Marvel Entertainment Twitter account teased a return to the panels of Marvel Comics for Captain Peggy Carter in a new solo title for the First Avenger*! Now, we know more about the five-issue Captain Carter, from a creative time that includes Jamie McKelvie (Young Avengers) and Marika Cresta (Doctor Aphra)!
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 9, 2021
*(Depending on your timeline; First Avenger may vary.)
Peggy Carter Returns
According to the press release from Marvel, the first issue of the five-issue Captain Carter comic will feature a main cover by McKelvie, as well as a design variant by McKelvie, and will arrive at your local comic shop on March 9th, 2022.
The new series is edited by Alanna Smith and will feature Captain Carter as a woman-out-of-time, plucked out of World War II and forced to find her way in a more modern setting.
“I’m as big a fan of the Captain Carter we’ve seen onscreen as anybody, so I jumped at the chance to create our own version,” McKelvie said in a quote included with the PR.
Captain Carter 101
Captain Carter is an alternate timeline version of the First Avenger, having received the Super-Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers in her chronology.
She was first introduced as a character in Marvel Puzzle Quest in 2016, in an event that celebrated Captain America’s 75th Anniversary.
However, she soon crossed over into the panels of Marvel Comics, appearing in Exiles (2018) #3 by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodríguez, Álvaro López, Chris O’Halloran, and Joe Caramagna, with a cover by David Justin Ponsor.
She went on to make several more appearances over the course of that 12-issue series.
And we were also introduced to her version of Bucky, “Becky,” who soon became embroiled in a romantic entanglement with the Valkyrie of the 2018 Exiles run (who herself bears a striking resemblance to the interpretation of the character delivered by Tessa Thompson in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok).
And earlier this year, in Women of Marvel (2021) #1, Carter returned in a story called “Operation Spyglass” by Elsa Sjunneson, Naomi Franquiz, Brittany Peer, and Ariana Maher. In that story, we were introduced to another ally for Carter, Liliane.
Then, a version of the character appeared on-screen in the first season of the Disney+ animated series, What If…? , where she was voiced by Hayley Atwell… and with a second season of the show on the way, it seems inevitable that we’ll be seeing more Captain Carter on-screen, as well.
More Captain Carter En Route
Did you get a chance to follow Captain Carter’s adventures in Exiles? Will you be picking up her solo title when it arrives in March 2022?
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