Captain Carter #1

Writer: Jamie McKelvie Artist: Marika Cresta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 17
8.0Critic Rating
6.1User Rating


A reality where Agent Peggy Carter took the Super-Soldier Serum is turned upside down when the World War II hero is pulled from the ice where she was lost in action decades before. Peggy struggles to find her footing in a modern world that's gotten a lot more complicated - cities are louder, technology is smarter and enemies wear friendly faces. Everyone with an agenda wants Captain Carter on their side, but what does Peggy want? And will she have time to figure it out when mysterious forces are already gunning for her?
Prolific comics creator and designer Jamie McKelvie teams with rising star Marika Cresta to more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 9, 2022

    Captain Carter is here and it's about time! Put simply, this is an engaging series and it is one I plan to read on a regular basis in the future. More than a simple distaff take on a classic formula, this is an enjoyable, adventurous title centered around a strong, smart hero that everyone can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 12, 2022

    While getting the bus home. Hydra launches an attack, which pretty much forces Peggy into a position where she is likely to once again represent her country. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 16, 2022

    A good start to a fun, well-paced comic starring a charming, deserving lead with old fashioned comic ass-kickery. Worth the coin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Mar 7, 2022

    When the one battle scene comes, its drawn in an in-your-face manner.  In one panel, we see the POV of one of her opponents, as Peggy hurls her shield at him, and it looks like its nearly popping out of the panel like a 3-D film.  Great work! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 7, 2022

    Captain Carter #1 is a brilliant start. For McKelvies first foray into writing, the script is excellent and full of both drama and emotion. The writer is establishing a voice already and it is fantastic to see. Learning more about a character we have only spent a brief period of time with is exciting as it shows that the potential of Captain Carter is thriving. With gorgeous art accompanying the writing this comic is a pleasure to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 7, 2022

    Captain Carter #1 is a direct sequel to the "What If"?" character of the same name in a slightly different timeline. The character work to help readers get to know Peggy in a modern world is stellar, the art is equally stellar, and this was an enjoyable comic overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Mar 7, 2022

    This book is an explosive start to the series that's sure to be filled with action and intrigue. The foundation is laid here, but more than that, it entertains on every level. This is a series that you shouldn't be afraid to take a chance on! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Keigen Rea Mar 9, 2022

    Captain Carter #1 is a debut issue that knows what to focus on while also delivering everything a superhero comic is supposed to deliver. A take on a Captain that feels well balanced between political symbol and character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 14, 2022

    I would recommend this one if you are a fan of this character or just want to see a story with a non-American superhero that is specifically English. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Mar 9, 2022

    Captain Carter #1 brings Peggy to life in a colorful wash that highlights her strength of character. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 9, 2022

    Marika Crestas art helps convey the lightness of this series, and she does a good job of giving Peggy a physically imposing presence equally measured by her feminine strength. With a character like her, you really need to sell them on the page as a person who inspires awe in others, and she always sticks out in any scene shes in. And although McKelvie takes a rare role as the sole writer here, his art still makes its way to the fantastic cover of this issue. The graphic design of Captain Carter is top-notch, which is always true of a title with McKelvies touch on it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 7, 2022

    Captain Carter #1 feels like a stable, but safe start to the new series. Characterization is on point and you'll be right there with Peggy every step of the way, but it also doesn't feel new enough, nor does it make a strong enough case to matter just yet. As it reaches its cliffhanger you'll be on the fence as the second issue will likely open up its superhero themes. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Mar 8, 2022

    There is a lot of potential with Captain Carter, as she is a unique character in an unexplored setting. If McKelvie and Cresta can work out and start delivering a consistent product, I do not see this series going for much longer.  Read Full Review

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