More and more films and TV shows are currently derived from the comic worlds of both Marvel and DC comics because people love them. And as each superhero stalwart or new character fronts these entertainments, so NYC is featured also because both the Marvel and DC comic characters all live in, come from or end up in NYC. Of course the time period of each film changes so delighted New Yorkers get to see their favorite city recreated over and over to reflect different eras.
Agent Carter has just burst onto our TV screens and it is set of course in New York City in the 1940′s immediately post war so we can all drool over the cars, the clothes and the dim lighting of that time. And the men of the 1940′s are mostly portrayed as different versions of an over all type, namely deeply chauvinistic pigs who are the fall guys and counterpoint to our brave, talented and super smart heroine who runs rings around them without breaking a sweat. In her new series her role is to sidestep, knockout and manipulate them into clearing the name of Howard Stark, inventor and dad to a later superhero Iron Man, who is of course Tony Stark.
It’s kind of strange having a Disney created comic universe so blatantly play the chauvinistic card to highlight the heroine’s many finer points but we must assume Disney Studio is not blind to the dark mutterings of female comic aficionados annoyed at the lack of strong female characters carrying a franchise. This is the reason Agent CArter has been made at all to remedy this situation. So go get em Peggy Carter and prove the greatest superpower is the ability to out think and out manoeuver all those male clods you’re forced to interract with.