Post Civil War: Tony Stark
Guilt and blame.
YOU GUYS I DIDN’T EVEN MAKE IT THROUGH THE WHOLE ISSUE I’M STUCK ON THIS PAGE
“That’s why the guy my dad never shut up about? I’m wondering if they shouldn’t have kept him on ice.”
#I never really looked at Tony’s face after #he looks so… let down #Howard probably talked about Steve so much when Tony was growing up #on the rare ocassions tony and howard actually talked #and you know the problem with meeting an idol #they never turn out to be the person you thought they were [x]
everything about that tag made me cry
Those middle gifs. Dr. Erskine is like “Howard, I did it. He’s hot.” But Howard is mortified. “What have you done, Abraham?!? You made him too hot.”
O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done.
first time i do a thing like this don’t kill me
Get the scoop on the new original graphic novel, Avengers: Endless War, coming this October!
This was pretty much an insta-buy already because of the art…but Steve. Steeeeeeeeeeeve and Carol. They is so precious and so military and so perfect. I might actually make a special pre-order for this one. (Normally I don’t since Amazon has been ruining my books in shipping lately).
Ok, the last one from What If? Dark Avengers was a reprint of the What If? vol 1. #35 story: What If Bullseye had not killed Elektra.
Now, I’ve been wanting to get into Daredevil for a while because I find Matt quite interesting, but all I know of Elektra has basically been from the time when she was actually a Skrull, so I don’t have a terribly strong reference point here for her, but I know enough that I think I can form a decent opinion, (also I did some cursory reading-up just to make sure I wasn’t totally going off the rails here). But feel free to correct me if I make an error.
Anyway, the plot is basically that Bullseye dies instead of Elektra. She goes on to do the job the Kingpin hired her to do: to kill Foggy Nelson, but once Foggy realises that Elektra is Matt’s girlfriend, she can’t do it. Foggy runs to Matt, distressed because apparently Matt’s girlfriend is an assassin and just tried to kill him. Matt is not impressed and goes off as Daredevil to find Elektra.
Because she fails to fulfill the Kingpin’s orders he puts a hit out on her, and as she’s trying to get out of New York other assassins come after her. She’s injured and takes refuge in Matt’s apartment, which is where he eventually finds her. He tells her that he’s going to turn her in, and she replies that the Kingpin has a hit on her and if she goes to jail, she’ll die there. Matt tends to her injuries.
Days later and no one has heard from Matt. Foggy goes to his apartment, only to find out that it’s empty and currently up for sale. Matt and Elektra have run away together, and started a new life on the other side of the world, complete with a romantic kiss at sunset. Flash back to 616’s Matt standing over Elektra’s grave and being only more depressed at what could have been.
Now, normally, I’d sum up this issue by saying that it’s an incredibly bittersweet what-could-have been that has lovely atmospheric illustrations of Matt standing heartbroken in a cemetery in the rain, and leave it at that.
But reading this issue twigged a major flare of recognition with another issue in my collection that I’ve read that has a scarily similar set-up, and it was those parallels between these two issues that really set my mind off running, (and required the side by side comparisons).
The issue in question is: What If? Civil War. Yes, it is Steve+Tony time.
My continued image-heavy ramblings behind the cut.