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Captain Carter returns to Marvel Comics with her own series

Captain Carter design
Captain Carter design (Image credit: Jamie McKelvie (Marvel Comics))

The recent What If...? animated series star Captain Carter returns to duty - back in comics - for a new five-issue series debuting in March 2022. That's right, the alt-reality super soldier from Marvel's wild multiverse is back. 

Captain Carter #1 cover (Image credit: Jamie McKelvie (Marvel Comics))

Captain Carter will be written by Jamie McKelvie, best known for his work as an artist on titles such as Young Avengers and Captain Marvel, with art from Doctor Aphra artist Mika Cresta. 

The story will focus on a version of Captain Carter whose history is slightly more in line with that of Steve Rogers, with the hero being frozen in ice at the end of World War II and revived decades later in the modern-day.

"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 states in Marvel's announcement. 

"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," he continues.

"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 superhero people want her to be?"

Oddly enough, the What If…? version of Captain Carter is actually the second version of Peggy as a Super-Soldier in Marvel lore, making her something of a Variant of a Variant. The first Super-Soldier Peggy Carter initially appeared in the mobile video game Marvel Puzzle Quest in 2016, before making a brief Marvel Comics appearance in 2018's Exiles title.

McKelvie has drawn Captain Carter #1's primary cover, and has also drawn a design variant. He'll be joined by the likes of Marvel Animation, Todd Nauck (a 'Headshot' variant), Sara Pichelli (a Women's History Month variant), Declan Shalvey (a Infinity Saga Phase 2 variant), and Jen Bartel (a Carnage Forever variant). Check out the ones released so far here:

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Captain Carter #1 cover

(Image credit: Marvel Animation (Marvel Comics))

Captain Carter #1 variant covers

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Captain Carter #1 cover

(Image credit: Jamie McKelvie (Marvel Comics))

Captain Carter #1 (of 5) goes on sale on March 9, 2022.

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)