Operation - S.I.N.
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This January, 2015 starts with a trip back to the 50’s, courtesy of writer Kathryn Immonen and artist Rich Ellis. OPERATION S.I.N. follows Peggy Carter and Howard Stark in a globe-trotting adventure into Cold War era Russia trailing an alien artifact that could upset the balance of international relations.
Even in the Marvel Universe, the 50’s felt very different than our modern world, so capturing that reality stood as the first challenge of bringing the book to life. All involved, however, found it to be something more than an obstacle.
“Period pieces are great in that there is no shortage of color,” starts Immonen. “The worst part of period pieces is that there is no shortage of color. But I remember having a long conversation with Jim Ottaviani a few years ago at [Toronto Comics Arts Festival] and we both strongly felt that you absolutely cannot graft the privilege of the panoptic view of history onto any character. You have to focus on the cares and concerns of a given individual.”
“To be honest, I actually find it more freeing to have this story set during the 50’s,” argues editor Jonathan Moisan. “While most big event [series] are confined to whatever is going on around them, I told Kathryn and Rich that they were more or less free to run wild with the characters and time period. While there were a few rules put in place, both Kathryn and Rich used the setting and time period to run with the ball.” - Tim Stevens
- Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Marvel
- Kathryn Immonen
- Rich Ellis, Michael Komarck