Friday, January 9, 2015
All you wanted to know about Agent Carter
You may have seen her in Captain America: The First Avenger or just caught the premier episode of Agent Carter, if you don't you should watch it. Either way you may be wondering about how a Agent Carter got her star in comics.
The woman that would one day become Agent Carter made her first comic book appearance way back in Captain America Comics #1. Yes one of the earliest Marvel comics, the first appearance of Captain America also included Agent 13. The issue hit newsstands in 1941. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Many years later, it would be revealed that "Agent 13" is actually Peggy Carter, Captain America's love interest during the war.
Captain America Comics #1 is a highly sought after and historically important comic book has sold for as high as $323,000. Even a beat-up copy can sell for $10,000. If you can afford it the is an issue you truly want in your collection.
First Modern Day Appearance Her first modern-day appearance was in Tales of Suspense #64, Jack Kirby again was the artist and Stan Lee wrote it. In the issue Captain America is fighting nazis and runs into a woman who calls herself Agent 13. She is also fighting a Nazi. Captain America, Bucky, and Agent 13 defeat the Nazis .
This appearance is much more affordable ranging in price from $200 to $20.
Comic Book Origin
Peggy Carter was a girlfriend of Captain America during World War II. She was an American agent serving with the French Resistance during World War II. Later she was she ordered to protect a secret laboratory, posing as an old store, but actually housing the Super-Soldier Project. Agent Carter was disguised as an old shop-keeper and was there when Steve Rogers became Captain America after he was injected with the Super-Soldier Serum. At this time she was called Agent 13.
In the Movies
Peggy is played by Hayley Atwell. Peggy is a British officer in the American Army and a member of Strategic Scientific Reserve. She first meets Steve Rogers while working soldiers. Rogers is chosen as the first candidate to take the Super Soldier serum, he becomes Captain America. The two later fall for each other.
Agent Carter has appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter (2013), Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), and Agent Carter series (2015). She will also make a brief cameo in Avengers Age of Ultron.
There has yet to be an Agent Carter official action figure released yet but it is just a matter of time. We will keep you posted.
Good Luck on Your Hunt!