Posts Tagged ‘Zodiac’

Agent Carter is a Marvel One Shot, a short film that appears on the Blue Ray extras for Iron Man 3, and stars the Agent Carter character that appeared in the first Captain America movie. Taking place in 1946 Agent Carter is now assigned to deskwork and unappreciated by her boss. Staying late doing paperwork one night she gets information about a mission and decides to act on her own. She gets a few good fight sequences while in pursuit of something called the Zodiac.

Agent Carter takes us back to the world of the Captain America movie and also features appearances by Howard Stark and Dum Dum Duggan. It’s a great short flick and the only one shot so far  (At the time of this writing I haven’t seen All Hail the King yet.) that has significant developments for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is here we see the transition beginning from the SSR organization to SHIELD, and what Peggy’s role will be in the new group.

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The Winter Soldier is a short digital comic released on Marvel’s website that takes place between the events of Avengers and the forthcoming Captain America: Winter Soldier film. It’s a quick action story taking place in a skyscraper. Terrorist entered this building and stole something from SHIELD called the Zodiac (which was featured in the Marvel One Shot Peggy Carter on the Iron Man 3 DVD). Captain America, Black Widow, and another Shield Agent arrive to stop it.

I don’t know the proper terminology for this but since it’s a digital comic it lays out with one panel at a time coming on the page/screen. Clicking the mouse or hitting the arrow key brings another panel onto the page or turns the page. This leads to the highlight of the book during an action scene where Cap punches somebody out. You see the windup, then with a click of the mouse you get a full panel of the punch coming right at the screen. You’ll want to go back and forth a few times at this spot to enjoy the near animation effect.

The villains aren’t identified except the leaders name is Baker. I don’t know if that is a character or not. However the aforementioned SHIELD agent gets his name dropped. I looked him up and he is a specific character. Unfortunately knowing this most likely spoiled a plot point for the upcoming film. Speaking of the film, Cap’s seeds of doubt toward SHIELD are planted, as he remarks that previously SHIELD denied having the Zodiac,

Anyway it’s a quick fun read with good action I’d recommend, especially if you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The book can be purchased here.