Saturday, December 5, 2015


'Agent Carter' is returning to ABC on January 19th for its second (mid)season.  Because it is so closely tied to the Marvel Cinema Universe, the series must take place in Comic Book Toobworld.  And that means we don't have access to Peggy Carter or Howard Stark's butler Jarvis in the main Toobworld.

But just because a superhero had his or her origins in comic books, that doesn't mean they are automatically relegated to that alternate Toobworld.  Earth Prime-Time has been home to the following shows:
  • 'The Adventures Of Superman'
  • 'The Flash' (the version from the early 1990s)
  • 'Batman'
  • 'Wonder Woman'
And there are more.  Comic Book Toobworld is home to the new version of 'The Flash', 'Arrow', 'Supergirl', 'Agents Of SHIELD', perhaps 'Gotham', maybe 'Lois & Clark'.  But that is contingent on developments in any of those pre-mentioned series.

So far I see no evidence that Agent Peggy Carter existed in the main Toobworld.  For alls I know, she may have died in service during World War II.  We haven't seen Jarvis either, but I think we may have a hint that he could have been - perhaps still is! - living in Earth Prime-Time.



Under great mental pressure due to his involvement in an upcoming trial of a mob boss, Daily Planet publisher Perry White came to rely more and more on his butler... who was also named Jarvis.

Age-wise, this couldn't be the counterpart to the Jarvis from 'Agent Carter'.  (Tele-genetics wouldn't be a factor.)  However, we could make the claim that the old butler had a son who looked exactly like the Stark valet.  And who knows?  Maybe he was working as a gentleman's gentleman as well (although it would be doubtful that he led the life of derring-do undertaken by Agent Carter's "sidekick.")

So we can't prove it.  Shrug time.  That's why these are always theories of relateeveety.


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