This week’s Captain America #12 from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists Adam Kubert and Matt Milla drastically alters Steve Rogers’ status quo, and brings back a blast-from-the-past supporting character.
Read on to find out how it all went down.
Spoilers ahead for Captain America #12.
In Captain America #12, Steve Rogers is at a crossroads. Someone masquerading as Captain America has framed him for multiple crimes including treason, making him the most wanted man in America.
Under Sharon Carter’s advice, Steve decides to hang up his shield as Captain America and continue fighting simply as himself – taking up his tactical suit and energy shield he wore as Steve Rogers, Super Soldier.
From there, Cap assembles a team, comprised of ten women from the Marvel Universe who profess to be the ‘Daughters of Liberty’, an organization of women who have guarded the ideals of America since its founding.
Alongside these women, there’s one more ally for Steve – an apparently revived and rejuvenated Peggy Carter, who is now much younger-looking than her niece Sharon and sports a nose ring.
Lest there be any confusion, Sharon even calls her “Aunt Peggy” – making it clear that, whatever the unrevealed circumstances of her return, this is the Peggy Carter.
Peggy of course died an elderly woman in an assisted living community way back in 2011’s Captain America (Vol. 6) #1 - with a funeral attended by Sharon and Steve.
The story continues in August 28’s Captain America #13.