Peggy Carter

Peggy Carter

Peggy Carter with Captain America in Tales of Suspense #77 (May 1966). Art by Jack Kirby (layouts), John Romita Sr. (penciling) and Frank Giacoia (inking)
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Tales of Suspense #77 (May 1966).
Created by Stan Lee (writer)
Jack Kirby (artist)
In-story information
Full name Margaret "Peggy" Carter
Supporting character of Captain America

Margaret "Peggy" Carter is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is usually depicted as a supporting character in books featuring Captain America. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, she first appeared in Tales of Suspense #77 as a World War II love interest of Steve Rogers in flashback sequences. She would later be better known as a relative of Captain America's modern-day significant other Sharon Carter, who happens to be his wife by common law in the comics, and was stated by The Captain himself as "The love of his life" multiple times.

Hayley Atwell portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger, and continuing in the Marvel One Shot Agent Carter, the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the television series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter, and the 2015 films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

Publication history

The character first appeared, unnamed, as a wartime love interest of Captain America in Tales of Suspense #75 (single panel) and #77 (May 1966), by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.[1][2] She appeared again as the older sister of Sharon Carter in Captain America #161 (May 1973). She was later retconned as Sharon's aunt due to the unaging nature of comic book characters (see Captain America Vol. 5 #25 (April 2007)). The character has appeared frequently in Captain America stories set during World War II.

An unnamed blonde British agent Agent Zero was rescued from Berlin by the Young Allies after her capture by the Red Skull and then joins up with Captain America in Young Allies #1 (Summer 1941).[3]

Fictional character biography

Peggy Carter joins the French Resistance as a teenager and becomes a skilled fighter, who serves on several operations alongside Captain America.[4] The two fall in love, but an exploding shell gives her amnesia, and she is sent to live with her parents in Virginia.[5]

With Captain America thought dead, she lives a quiet life for many years. After Captain America reemerges in the present-day, unaged after having been in suspended animation, Carter encounters the villain Doctor Faustus, from whom Captain America saves her.[6]

Other versions

In other media


Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger

Peggy Carter makes her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where she is portrayed by Hayley Atwell. This version is depicted as a British agent rather than an American.


Video games

See also


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  2. "If a Hostage Should Die!", Tales of Suspense #77 (May 1966) at the Grand Comics Database
  3. Reprinted in Captain America: Forever Allies, 2011, New York, Marvel Comics.
  4. Catherine Saunders, Heather Scott, Julia March, and Alastair Dougall, editors, 2008, Marvel Chronicle: A year by Year History, London: Dorling Kindersley, p. 115; ISBN 978-1-4093-8399-4.
  5. Tales of Suspense #77
  6. Captain America #161-162
  7. Captain America vol. 5 #10 (Oct. 2005). Marvel Comics.
  8. Spider-Gwen #2
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  13. Breznican, Anthony (11 July 2013). "'Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter' --First Look at poster and three photos from the new short! (Part 3)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
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  16. Flint, Hanna (April 14, 2014). "Captain America star Hayley Atwell, 32, looks cool in ice-white as she leaves Oliviers after-party with model beau Evan Jones, 23". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
  17. Romano, Nick. "The First Captain America: Civil War Death Has Already Been Leaked". CinemaBlend. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  18. "Learn How Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Begins Its Second Season". September 8, 2014. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  19. Goldberg, Lesley (January 17, 2014). "Marvel's 'Agent Carter': Hayley Atwell, Writers, Showrunners Confirmed for ABC Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 10, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  20. Awesome, Amy (October 8, 2016). "Hayley Atwell Returning As Agent Carter". Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  21. Kevin Kelly (July 27, 2011). "Captain America: Super Soldier Review - Xbox 360". G4. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
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