MARVEL’s Agent Carter: World War II Era Mini-Series
Updated: May 4
I’m going to make my son happy and write about a MARVEL show! If you like World War II era shows and movies as well as books, check at the new Agent Carter mini-series airing Tuesday nights on ABC. The show is set in 1946, right after the end of World War II. Peggy Carter, the lead female character from Captain America: The First Avenger, is back in the United States and trying to fight for good in a male-dominated society. The men she works with at the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) frequently underestimate her abilities but not Howard Stark. The brilliant engineer and industrialist sends her on secret missions with his butler, Edwin Jarvis. She is always one step ahead of her unknowing co-workers. It is a fun, action-packed show with beautiful sets and costumes from the 1940's.
Stan Lee, a co-creator of MARVEL Comics, had real-life World War II experiences. He entered the United States Army in 1942 and worked in the Signal Corps repairing telegraph poles and other communications equipment in the US. Later on, he was transferred to the Training Film Division where he wrote manuals, training films, and slogans. He was only one of nine men given the military classification of “playwright”. Dr. Seuss and Frank Capra were two of the other nine playwrights. Lee’s military service ended in 1945. After the war, he went on to create many more MARVEL characters and comic books.