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Sharon Carter

S.H.I.E.L.D. operative and spy Sharon Carter sought a career in espionage after being inspired by her Aunt Peggy’s World War II missions as a member of the Resistance. Today she is an ally of Captain America, a “Daughter of Liberty,” and a premiere super-agent.

SHARON CARTER, AKA “AGENT 13”

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First Appearance

in Tales of Suspense (1959) #75

Also the debut of vile villain Batroc the Leaper! In Sharon’s first ever issue, she is a mysterious woman who strongly resembles someone from Steve Rogers’ past. What is the mysterious parcel that “Agent 13” is safeguarding, and what happens if she loses it to the enemy?

Double Agent?

in Tales of Suspense (1959) #92

Read through issue #99 for Sharon’s full plot against Advanced Idea Mechanics. Agent Carter stands to be atomized when she “betrays” S.H.I.E.L.D. for A.I.M.’s agenda. Captain America intervenes despite not knowing Sharon’s name... just like in his earliest encounters with her aunt!

Attack of the Red Skull

in Captain America (1968) #103

Sharon and Cap’s bond grew even closer once she was allowed to reveal her true identity to the Star-Spangled Avenger.

Femme Force

in Captain America (1968) #144

President Nixon himself authorized the formation of Femme Force—Sharon’s female-led super-agent squad that was deployed to take out Hydra.

Return to Duty

in Captain America (1968) #445

While she appeared to perish in CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #237 under the brainwashing influence of Doctor Faustus, Sharon was restored to action after being “resurrected” by Nick Fury. Turns out, she was alive and undercover all along!

Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

in Captain America (1998) #31

After a tense mission in the Savage Land, Sharon is appointed as head chair of S.H.I.E.L.D. when Nick Fury takes a leave of absence. But, in typical fashion, Fury won’t say where he’s going or when he’s coming back.

Death of Captain America

in Captain America (2004) #25

Read from issue #1 to see how Agent 13 survived CIVIL WAR! After Steve Rogers’ “insubordinate maneuvers” aboard the Helicarrier, Sharon is conflicted over her feelings for Cap and the responsibilities of her post. Then, her life, and S.H.I.E.L.D., were forever changed in this issue. Who killed Captain America?

Secret Avenger

in Secret Avengers (2010) #1

Sharon Carter: Freelance agent! No stranger to a “shadow ops,” Carter was a perfect partner alongside ex-Captain America: Steve Rogers as he led a team of covert operatives against a power grab by the Roxxon Corporation.

Versus Zemo

in Captain America (2011) #1

In this continuation of writer Ed Brubaker’s legendary CAPTAIN AMERICA run, Sharon co-stars with Steve Rogers and Falcon to take down Codename: Bravo and Baron Zemo.

Rescue in Dimension Z

in Captain America (2012) #24

When Steve Rogers was kidnapped and trapped in the genetically-modified world of Arnim Zola, Sharon worked with Falcon to pull off his rescue. But while stuck in this realm of mutates and time warps, Sharon inadvertently aged decades, a transformation that was eventually reversed years later.

Secret Empire

in Secret Empire (2017) #1

Read CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS (2016) in addition to the SECRET EMPIRE event. In one of her most personal challenges to date, Sharon Carter staged an attack on Captain America, now working as a sleeper agent for Hydra. Read CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #19 for the fallout.

Daughter of Liberty

in Captain America (2018) #7

Meet the Daughters of Liberty: an assembly of super-powered and revolutionary women from throughout history! The modern-day “Daughters” were reassembled by Sharon Carter to clear Cap’s name following a murder charge. Agatha Harkness! Misty Knight! Spider-Woman! See what other star-studded “Daughters” make an appearance.

“All Die Young”

in Captain America (2018) #23

Thanks to the recuperative power in Shuri’s magic, Sharon’s soul and natural age was restored during a battle against Selene, an immortal goddess connected to the Power Elite. But first, Sharon suits up in the Iron Patriot armor!