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Considering that she's soon to be the lead character in an ABC TV series, it only makes sense for Agent Peggy Carter to get a chance to shine in comics, too.
She'll be front-and-center, along with TV co-star Howard Stark, fighting Hydra in Marvel's new Operation S.I.N. miniseries, which launches in January. Just like the Agent Carter TV show, the series is set in the 1950s and depict the Marvel Universe's version of the Cold War. Kathryn Immonen (Runaways) writes the series, and Rich Ellis (Memorial) takes on art duties.
Brought to the screen by Hayley Atwell in the 2011 Marvel Studios movie Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter has experienced a major leap in prominence among Marvel's vast world of characters. She'll soon be the first female character to lead a live action Marvel Studios adaptation with Agent Carter debuting on ABC in January -- and she'll simultaneously star in her own mini-series from Marvel Comics.
As announced at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, Peggy will be joined by Howard Carter and the mysterious Woodrow McCord in the five issue Original Sin prequel series Operation S.I.N., set in the weird world of the Marvel Universe of the 1950s. ComicsAlliance spoke to writer Kathryn Immonen and artist Rich Ellis to find out more about the series and their vision of Peggy.
Marvel is planning its first big cosmic event since the end of the Dan Abnett/Andy Lanning-penned Annihilation/War of Kings cycle that ran from 2006 to 2010. (Or last year's Infinity, if you count that, but that was all about Earth, so we don't.) Black Vortex will cross over between Guardians of the Galaxy, the space-bound All-New X-Men, Cyclops, Legendary Star-Lord, Nova, Captain Marvel, and more.
Marvel also announced Operation S.I.N., by Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis, which serves as both a prequel of sorts to the recent Original Sin event and a tie-in to Marvel's Agent Carter TV show; and Kanan: The Last Padawan, a five issue mini series also written by Greg Weisman and illustrated by Pepe Larraz, tying in to the Star Wars: Rebels animated series.
Most ComicsAlliance readers are familiar with the work writer Kathryn and artist Stuart Immonen have created together and separately at Marvel Comics, in such titles as Nextwave, Patsy Walker: Hellcat, Journey Into Mystery, All-New X-Men, and Wolverine and Jubilee. Their superhero work is characterized by an obvious dedication to storytelling craft, but the reader also comes away with the sense that the Immonens are just having fun making co
Taking the reigns from Kieron Gillen after his departure was certainly going to be a challenge. Starting in April 2011 Gillen spent over a year on Journey into Mystery, until his highly regarded run on the series came to an end this fall. Kathryn
A deliberately over-the-top, bombastic title designed to team up Spidey with other heroes from the Marvel Universe, the popular Avenging Spider-Man series has been written so far by Zeb Wells and drawn by artists Joe Madureira and Greg Land. As revealed in Marvel Comics' solicitatio
Kathryn and Stuart Immonen are the power couple of fun comics, with their separate work on Marvel books like "Nextwave" and the recent "Patsy Walker: Hellcat" miniseries exhaling breaths of anarchic and whimsical fresh air into the often overserious superhero world. It's a little surprising, then, that t
Kathryn Immonen -- whom you may remember from such comics as "Runaways" and "Patsy Walker: Hellcat" -- is stepping up to the plate again at Marvel Comics with artist Tonci Zonjic for "Heralds," a five-issue miniseries about an unlikely group of superheroines who team up to save the world from a female Herald of Galactus who has returned from the dead and landed on Earth looking for revenge.
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Marvel's all-new cutting edge anthology series ups the ante with the action-packed Marvel Comics Presents #2, featuring Hellcat, Taskmaster, the enigmatic Weapon Omega, and the introduction of an all-new super team dedicated to Captain America! This issue's creative team is an equally amazing assemblage, featuring the writing talents of Marc Guggenheim, Kathryn Immonen, M. Zachary Sherman and Rich Koslowski; and the penciling prowess of Dave Wilkins, Stuart Immonen a