Captain Carter #1 introduces a mutant ally to the lately revived Peggy Carter who’s in some ways a really related reflection of Marvel’s latest hero.
WARNING: The next incorporates spoilers for Captain Carter #1, now on sale from Marvel Comics.
Captain Carter, the Peggy Carter variant who turned Captain America, rose in recognition after starring within the first episode of the MCU’s animated sequence What If…? Her story continues in Captain Carter #1, which sees Peggy revived from the ice eighty years after she was believed to have died, very similar to the Captain America of the 616 universe. Though Captain Carter has appeared in comics earlier than, the character initially debuted within the cellular recreation Marvel Puzzle Quest as part of the sport’s celebration of Captain America’s seventy fifth anniversary. Captain Carter was created to honor probably the most essential girls in Captain America’s story as informed in each the comics and the MCU.
Captain Carter #1 introduces a brand new ally for Peggy: a lady named Lizzie Braddock. After Peggy is revived, she strikes again to London and is recruited by the British authorities to renew her work because the superhero Captain Carter. Lizzie is the federal government liaison assigned to work with Peggy, and though Carter is reluctant to tackle her new position, she and Lizzie appear to get alongside fairly nicely.
Lizzie is a variant of Elizabeth Braddock, finest referred to as a member of the X-Males within the 616 universe who glided by the codename Psylocke for a few years earlier than lately assuming the title of Captain Britain. Though it has not been confirmed whether or not Lizzie has mutant powers on this alternate world or is fated to turn into Captain Britain like her 616 counterpart, her presence on this sequence attracts a placing parallel between the characters of Elizabeth Braddock and Peggy Carter. Each had been initially aspect characters to male heroes, however had been ultimately granted the chance to tackle the heroic mantles of their predecessors and strike out on their very own.
Although Peggy Carter was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a pal (and love curiosity) to Steve Rogers, she didn’t get a variety of focus within the comics resulting from her extra supportive position. The Agent Carter tv sequence positioned her within the position of a undercover agent, nevertheless it wasn’t till she was reimagined as Captain Carter that she turned a extra basic, simple superhero. The backstory for Captain Carter is that she obtained the Tremendous-Soldier Serum within the place of Steve Rogers and have become an iconic hero in his place. Not like the Peggy of the 616 universe, Captain Carter is a hero in her personal proper and lives in nobody’s shadow.
Elizabeth Braddock’s story shares fairly a number of similarities to Peggy’s. She was first launched because the sister of Brian Braddock, who was Captain Britain. Like Carter, she was a spy, and had a smaller position within the comics that had been targeted totally on her heroic brother. Nevertheless, Elizabeth bought way more consideration when she joined the X-Males and took on the identify of Psylocke. Lately, after Brian gave up the title of Captain Britain, Elizabeth was chosen to take up the mantle. This gave her the chance to struggle to guard her nation simply as her brother did.
Though Lizzie doesn’t have the identical historical past because the Elizabeth Braddock of the 616 universe, her presence within the new sequence nonetheless invitations a comparability between her position as Captain Britain and Peggy’s position as Captain Carter. For each of those girls, the possibility to imagine these heroic roles permits them to show their price and present that they’re simply as competent and deserving as their male counterparts.
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