Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at a video game time-in comic. Marvel Future Fight is a mobile game from South Korean studio Net Marble, and the comic Marvel Future Fight: An Eye on the Future expands on the origins of its signature original character.
How’s It Different?
It’s a For Want of a Nail story in which Captain America “survived” World War II and married Peggy Carter. It follows their daughter, Sharon Rogers, in her adventures as the second Captain America and an agent of SHIELD.
What’s The Story?
The comic follows Sharon as she dominates a training exercise against some SHIELD agents who don’t take her seriously, gets a new costume and weapons from Tony Stark, and is assigned a mission to the moon by Nick Fury. Upon reaching her objective, she’s confronted by the Guardians of the Galaxy and they’re getting ready to fight as the nine page story ends.
It can be read on Marvel’s website, incidentally.
Best of Differences
- Sharon Roger’s first and second Captain America costumes resemble a Magical Girl hero and an Overwatch character, somewhat appropriate for a South Korean take on the concept.
- Due in no small part to the understandable influence Marvel’s films and TV shows have on their mobile games, this comic appears to be a What If? tale based on Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity. Captain America (the first one), Peggy Carter, The Red Skull and the Guardians of the Galaxy all resemble their movie counterparts, as does SHIELD’s history. I’m fairly certain that this is the first alternate universe tale based on the MCU, which is pretty nifty.
- Tony Stark serves as SHIELD’s technical advisor, down to wearing a traditional agent’s jumpsuit when not armored up. He’s basically following in the footsteps of the MCU’s Howard Stark, which seems appropriate.
Join me next week for a very special edition of Tokusatsu Gesundheit!