In Review: Captain Carter (2022) #1 WOMAN OUT OF TIME?

A reality where Agent Peggy Carter took the Super-Soldier Serum is turned upside down when the World War II hero is pulled from the ice where she was lost in action decades before. Peggy struggles to find her footing in a modern world that’s gotten a lot more complicated
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Synopsis: WOMAN OUT OF TIME? A reality where Agent Peggy Carter took the Super-Soldier Serum is turned upside down when the World War II hero is pulled from the ice where she was lost in action decades before. Peggy struggles to find her footing in a modern world that’s gotten a lot more complicated – cities are louder, technology is smarter and enemies wear friendly faces. Everyone with an agenda wants Captain Carter on their side, but what does Peggy want? And will she have time to figure it out when mysterious forces are already gunning for her?

 

The Story

In this opening issue, we basically get a similar story to what happened when Captain America was fished out of the sea. Only in this Elseworlds, it is Captain Carter who took the super serum. This changes the story slightly as Peggy Carter is a British citizen. Which is cause for debate at the start of the comic when we see a UK, American, and Russian delegation arguing over what country Peggy should settle in. In typical fashion, Peggy assumes control and makes the decision for them.

Having chosen to settle down to a new life in London. Peggy takes time to adjust. But it is not too long before the UK Prime minister calls on her to represent Great Britain. As in a Great Britain that is looking to retake its place in the world. Of course, Peggy is not impressed, but sort of goes with the flow of things until she is introduced to Lizzie Braddock. Of course, the two get along well. But Peggy needs some space to visit the graves of the family she lost.

While getting the bus home. Hydra launches an attack, which pretty much forces Peggy into a position where she is likely to once again represent her country.

 

The Artwork

Marika Cresta does a great job of the artwork. I particularly enjoyed the various settings within London. But best of all was the action toward the end of the book where Hydra launch an attack on the London Bus that Peggy is riding on to get home.

 

Overall

Jamie McKelvie delivers a pretty solid opening issue that launches this Captain Carter story into being. I enjoyed how he wrote the prime minister, but do confess to feeling a wee bit queasy in my stomach at how similar his language was to the idiot that currently runs the country. Of course, Captain Carter deals with him with poise and class. I also enjoyed the brief few moments that Peggy gets with Lizzie Braddock.

Overall. a solid start. I’m in for the three issues.

9.7
Captain Carter (2022) #1 WOMAN OUT OF TIME?
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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