My first Marvel appearance!
So I don’t usually buy comic books, because they retail for approximately $25 at the least for a volume of Saga, and at least $30-$40 for Marvel branded comics. I will only pick them up when they are at a cheap or highly discounted price, much like this one here. I recently purchased Operation Sin: Agent Carter, and Wolverine and Jubilee stand-alone comics at The Book Grocer for $6.66666666… each *insert insanely shocked face here*
Blurb Tying into the explosive events of ORIGINAL SIN , see an untold story from the origins of the Marvel Universe! After an alien energy source is discovered in Russia in the early 1950s, it's up to Peggy Carter and Howard Stark to find out what happened. But a newly risen terrorist group going by the name Hydra also happens to be on the hunt for their own nefarious purposes! It's only when a mysterious operative going by the name of Woodrow McCord enters the picture to aid Peggy and Howard that they realize just how far some people are willing to go to keep the Earth safe! Operation S.I.N.: Agent Carter TPB is a tie-in to ABC's hit TV show, Marvel's Agent Carter! COLLECTING: Operation S.I.N. 1-5, Captain America and the First Thirteen 1
I have done a review for a comic book before titled Flight Volume 1, it was a strange read and honestly, I didn’t like it that much. This time, I am reviewing a Marvel comic, one I know that I am bound to enjoy, and enjoy it I did.
This is the tie-in to the amazing 2015 Netflix series Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell which was devastatingly cancelled after just one season and one hall of a cliffhanger. Yes, I am still very mad about this. Peggy Carter would not stand for this kind of treatment!
On with the review…
I’m not very experienced in reviewing comics. I’ll be focusing on the storyline and commenting on the drawings, but there is no educated critique behind my review of the images, only fangirlly gushing.
There were a couple of things I enjoyed most about this story and Peggy herself. One of those is the typical Marvel thing of making every storyline about Aliens, with this one being no different as Peggy Carter and Howard Stark follow a mysterious lead for… Honestly, I don’t even know what lead them to their end predicament, but I assume as always it was Howard Stark chasing some unknown technology. Typical Howard.
I loved Peggy’s loyalty to Howard and her willingness to go along with his crazy endeavours, and in her own way act as his bodyguard and most importantly a biased and loyal best friend. I also really appreciated how the storyline addressed how people underestimate Peggy because she is a woman, and how she uses this at most times to her advantage.
She does some crazy things when people leave her behind on babysitting duties because people – other than Howard who knows never to give Peggy an order as she won’t obey it (common knowledge) – think that she will not be useful in battle; when she really is.
I like how the comics – although a tie-in from the television series – kept the original image of a blonde Peggy, unlike the brown-haired Hayley Atwell (which I do like much better). I think the blond Peggy really made more sense with the time frame (the 1940s) and location (Ameria) that the comic is set in.
I don’t want to talk about the bonus story. I did not like how they portrayed Captain America and Peggy’s relationship, because it is portrayed so much better in The First Avenger movie (which I have seen a thousand times and I will watch a thousand times more!).
Overall, Stark and Peggy are my OTP Best Friends and no one can beat that!
★ Rating ★
I rated this comic ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars). I liked it but it isn’t anywhere near the quality of Saga, Wicked and The Divine, Jack Faction’s Hawkeye, and Black Widow.
Do you read comics?? If so, which ones? I don’t read many comics (mainly because they’re expensive and the libraries don’t really stock them) xxx
With Love Bree xx
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