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Title: Hey Ho
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Avengers, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Agents of SHIELD)
Music: Tracy Grammer
Length: 2:56
Warnings: Old film flicker. Camera flashes and other sudden bright lights. Action movie violence (PG-13). Needles.

Summary: Sound out the trumpet noise

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Bendis Looks Back at His Term as "Avengers" Assemblyman: Part Two:

[Avengers Prime] is a personal favorite project of mine. There are many, many things I'm proud of in my Avengers run, but there are going to be certain things that are personally successful to me where I don't even care if anybody else like it or not.

It's possible that he just means he loved working with Alan Davis on the project, because he talks about at great length before getting back to the content of the book:

[It] seemed like this was exactly the kind of story for Cap and Iron Man to really remember why they like each other," Bendis said. "I joked at the time that it was kind of like a super hero couples' retreat. They really just needed to get away from it all and sit around a campfire with Thor, who loves them both and was there to kind of referee and quietly nudge them towards each other. The hope was that by the end of the adventure, all will be forgiven."

Also, he is big on Thor as a yenta. Who knew?

Meanwhile, I think I am going to have to stop reading [community profile] scans_daily, because I seem to love everything they hate. This may be because I have a grave, grave weakness for Tony Stark as a supervillain. (I'll admit my affection is as nothing to Jonathan Hickman's love for the moral ambiguity or outright evil of Reed Richards. That is some passion, man.) In retrospect, the opening of Avengers #1 is now incredibly creepy.
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So anyway, that's when Steve Rogers and Tony Stark go out on a double date with Carol Danvers and Jessica Drew:

Image from Avengers #2 by Jonathan Hickman & Jerome Opeña )

The role of Carol and Jessica's sassy straight best friend is played by Jessica Jones (not seen in this issue).

Also, fyi, Incredible Hulk #2 is all about the relationship between Tony and Bruce. The way the movieverse is percolating through the comicsverse is kind of adorable.


Dec. 13th, 2012 08:42 am
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Avengers Assemble #9 by Kelly Sue de Connick & Stefan Casseli highly recommended to sciencebros fans. Avengers Assemble #10 highly recommended to fans of Bruce/Tony.

For example (image) )

It also offers some candy for Carol Danvers/Steve Rogers shippers and friendshippers.

Like so (image) )
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I know I mostly only talk about Steve/Tony here, but I do actually like the Avengers comics for other reasons as well. I like Jonathan Hickman's writing and Jerome Opeña's art, but Hickman strikes me as writer whose work is cooler, emotionally, than Bendis'. Bendis's Avengers appealed to me because of the warmth he brings to his best work, but also because I think he writes Captain America and Iron Man as really, really shippy. I expected the dynamic to read differently in the Hickman era, and I expected to find a lot of enjoyment in it, even if less fertile ground for fanfiction.

This is the first exchange between Steve and Tony in Hickman and Opeña's relaunch, Avengers #1:

Large images )

Thanks, Jonathan Hickman! You're the best.
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Bendis Looks Back on His Term as the Avengers Assemblyman:

"What Mark Millar ended up writing and what I thought was interesting about 'Civil War' were two different things. I asked if he was going to do a story at the end where Iron Man and Cap have it out over Cap's dead body. He had no interest in that, but I thought it was the best part of the whole thing," Bendis explained.

I feel that this quote encapsulates why I have diametrically opposed feelings towards Mark Millar and Brian Bendis as writers.
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So today on Twitter it came up that Marvel comics and movies actually exist in the Marvel universe. Naturally, this involved discussion of the Iron Man TV series, and how Tony Stark is rumored to have slept with the actor who played him, who is now his AA sponsor. (Which is really inappropriate if they actually did sleep together. I know: Tony Stark, inappropriate? Never, you say.)

I thought some of you might like to see the actual references.

Introducing Henry Hellrung )

Sadly, I could not find the crowd scene where some lady tells Tony Stark she thinks he's much better looking than Robert Downey, Jr. Instead I present to you the most recent bit of Steve/Tony shippery written by Brian Michael Bendis. Because I can.

There is also that time Spider-man says Steve and Tony are the mom and dad of the Avengers )


May. 31st, 2012 08:20 am
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[ profile] gdgdbaby, The days are just packed (Steve/Tony)
SHIELD plays paintball. Naturally, the Avengers form a temporary alliance.

[ profile] Amy, It Starts Out Like an A-Word (As Anyone Can See)
After the movie, the Avengers help clean up Sesame Street.

[ profile] kellifer_fic, Frankie Says Relax
Darcy Lewis, Avengers Initiative PA.

Steve's 21st century friends are weird
[ profile] hollimichele, the hip and the dead
Steve Rogers, Brooklyn hipster.

[ profile] Lady_Ganesh, Soft Skills
The Avengers introduce Steve to the 21st century.

[ profile] smilebackwards, Memorabilia
Steve replaces Coulson's vintage deck.
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Footprints, WIP, apparently going towards Steve/Tony but for now more or less gen. Steve's loneliness is palpable.
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Before I saw the movie, I was a little sad because I figured it would do all the work of creating the team bonding and also the Steve/Tony friendship*, as this is especially relevant to my interests, and then there would be fewer fic versions. So, although I would have loved to see more Joss doing character interactions, in a weird way I am really excited that there is still room for fandom to play in that particular area.


* I know, the movie has launched Tony/Bruce in a big way. But I have faith some fans will continue to fulfill my Steve/Tony needs. If people can get Steve/Tony out of Ultimates**, the movie should be a cakewalk.

** Ultimates wants you to ship Tony/Thor. Like, A LOT. I haven't seen anyone take up the invitation, though.

These are gen (sometimes with mention of canonical romances) unless otherwise noted.

Fic )

Vids )
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... not quite all Steve/Tony all the time, but close. All movie-verse for this set, although I have it so bad I've gone past reading comics fic and gotten into reading the comics themselves. This cannot possibly end well.

Pepper/Steve/Tony )

Team-Building )

Steve/Tony )

Steve/Tony UST )

Arc reactor trauma is the best trauma )

In which Phil Coulson is awesomely competent )


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