MarvelBlog REVIEW: Captain Carter #1
The arrival of a new Marvel legend is upon us, as we enter into one of the top new series of Marvel’s summer slate; this is our MarvelBlog Review of the highly-anticipated Captain Carter #1
It has been a long-time-coming series, with the multiversal adventure of Captain Carter #1 finally arriving to fans.
There will be a sect of Marvel fans that wonder what makes Captain Carter a unique character; seeking out the differences between her and Captain America that would make her own comic run a must-read.
But the reality is that the archetypal hero is Steve Rogers is such a brilliant one, that Captain Carter is a hero that follows the same beats as him, without it feeling stale or unoriginal.
It is perhaps what writer Jamie Mckelvie and artist Marika Cresta do so well within Captain Carter #1, find a way to make this classic comic book storyline feel as original and engaging as it did when it was first orchestrated to introduce Steve Rogers.
One thing is abundantly clear in this very first issue; Captain Carter is an immensely likable hero that truly comes to life on these pages.
She has a lot of similarities to her MCU counterpart- the character created for the What If…? Disney+ series- but also feels like an entirely different character.
The way that Mckelvie dives into aspects of the hero after she’s awoken from Ice is immensely interesting; there is little thought ever given to how both the US and the United Kingdom would react to a supersoldier like Peggy turning up after decades of being frozen.
The series clearly establishes that this version of Peggy Carter is simply trying to make sense of this new world she has arrived in; with enemies seemingly not content with her sitting idly by, as the series closed with an action sequence that promises Captain Carter can hide in the shadows no more.