Marvel has recruited an impressive creative team to transition a popular character from the Disney+ What If? TV series into comics.
Jamie McKelvie, who we know primarily as the artist of comics like Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine and Phonogram, will exercise his equally impressive writing chops (as readers of his underrated Suburban Glamour series can attest) on Captain Carter. He’ll be joined by the talented Marika Cresta, whose work you might know from Doctor Aphra, Power Pack and the wonderful Forgotten Home from comiXology Originals.
Captain Carter debuted on Disney+’s What If? series this past summer and quickly became the breakout star of the show. In her reality, Peggy Carter was injected with the super soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers, and she became the shield-wielding Captain Carter (while Steve Rogers took to wearing a suit of armor built by Howard Stark.) Carter’s World War II adventures were shown in her What If? episode, while she also made an appearance in the final “team-up” episode as well.
In the comic, Carter will wake up from having been frozen in ice, just like the 616 Captain America, and have to come to terms with living in this new era.
“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. “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?”
In addition to writing the five-issue miniseries, McKelvie also designed the character’s comic book look:
Captain Carter #1 arrives in stores March 9.