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After becoming one of Marvel’s favorite new characters in the animated What If…? series on Disney+, alt-universe hero Captain Carter is getting her own solo Marvel Comics series.
Dubbed Captain Carter, the five-issue limited series will find Peggy as a woman out of time (a familiar theme), facing off with an old foe in the modern day and grappling with what she stands for as the wielder of the shield. If you’re unfamiliar, Captain Carter is from a reality where she took the Super-Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers and becomes a superhero all her own.
The creative team behind the project includes Jamie McKelvie (Captain Marvel, Young Avengers) and artist Marika Cresta (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra). The first issue hits comic shelves on March 9, 2022.
“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 statement. “I'm having a great time exploring what it would be like for Peggy to wake up nearly 80 years after the end of the war. The world remembers the myth of Captain Carter, but to Peggy the reality was just yesterday. Now she finds herself in a nearly unrecognizable new world, how does she fit in? Can she be the super hero people want her to be? Exploring these questions has been really exciting, and I love the world Marika and I have come up with. I can't wait for people to see Marika's pages - there's so much life and energy to Peggy and the rest of the cast, and the action scenes are stunning.”
The alt-universe character became a household name this year thanks to the animated What If…? series on Disney+, which found Peggy leading a team of disparate heroes from across the multiverse to try and save the world(s). Though the series focused on several alternate realities, Captain Carter is clearly the key, and her star only looks to rise even more when the animated series returns for a second season in 2022.
And Captain Carter’s solo comic should certainly keep us plugged in while we wait.