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Agent Carter’s Appearance in the S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary Special #1


Thanks to Peggy Carter’s newfound popularity on screens big and small, we’ll get to see more of her back-story on the comic book page, too, courtesy of writer Kathryn Immonen and artist Rich Ellis. Agent Carter will appear in the S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary series; although she’s never officially been part of a S.H.I.E.L.D., we all know Peggy has a background in espionage. Here’s Immonen elaborating on what we might expect to see in this one-shot:

Peg’s lived through interesting and complicated times, and it makes sense that the way she deals with events (and their aftermath) is equally complex. And while she’s not technically super-powered, the way she goes about her business is her cape and mask analogue. Beyond that, what’s not to like about a slightly world-weary crack shot with an over-developed sense of responsibility and the uncanny ability to keep a hat on her head?

… Regardless of how much of what we’ve done ends up sticking, it’s been delightful to take a character that, in many ways, occupies a lot of real estate which is largely unbroken ground. Having said that, because she’s an historical character, it’s a particular challenge finding ways to write in and around existing (and changing) continuity but not get bogged down by it.

In this issue, Peggy Carter will team up with Dum Dum Dugan and Lady Sif. That’s quite a trio! If you want to see more of Peggy’s adventures, Immonen’s got some straightforward advice: “Buy the comics, watch the show, and let Marvel know directly. It’s the only way.”

(via Newsarama)

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