nobody disillusion me by telling me this is photoshopped. I want to believe.
It’s times like these when you realize just how long Marvel’s been around and how long their main titles have been running.
tldr version: ‘solid dick’ used to be slang for straight-forward advice. So, no, that wasn’t a shop.
it started with two men. one was life, and one was death.
Oh, how emotional this short letter always makes me.
These are Steve’s last words, written in anticipation of his death—a death he likely assumed would come at the hands of the pro-SHRA camp led by Tony. The SHRA caused a rift in Tony and Steve’s relationship, one we were supposed to believe they wouldn’t be able to mend. In fact, at this point, Tony is pretty convinced Steve died hating him. They last spoke through a jail cell, where they exchanged heated words and accusations. And yet, this is what Steve writes in the letter; this is what he wants and who he wants to carry it forward. This is what he wants Tony to remember.
Steve makes it clear, throughout the superhero civil war, how betrayed he feels, how angry Tony’s support of the SHRA makes him. And yet… right here, in this letter, is an explicit “I trust you.” And not only is Steve trusting Tony with his final wishes—he is trusting him with two of the things most important to him: his legacy as Captain America, and Bucky Barnes, one of the people he loves most in the world. Even though he had a moral disagreement with Tony over the SHRA, he trusts Tony to guide Bucky, to act as his moral compass and retrieve the Bucky he knows survived all the brainwashing. Steve trusts Tony’s judgment so much that he bestows upon him to decide who deserves to be Captain America. This is fucking huge. Even after everything that has transpired between them, Steve trusts Tony; he trusts that Tony will do those things for him, and do them well, because he trusts that Tony loves him enough to do so. “Don’t let the dream die,” Steve says, because he recognizes he will never die in Tony’s heart.
If that’s not enough, Steve signs the letter with “yours,” because even though they didn’t part on good terms, they never stopped loving each other. Intense as it was, the anger they felt at each other is no competition for the years of meaningful friendship.
(Scans from Captain America, Vol 5 #28 and #30.)
jfc thats amazing
Can we all take a minute to hyperventilate over the fact that they put this signature move in the movie?
Yes we can.
This really gets my feels going. I just— Tony shoots at Steve without really talking about it first. They haven’t even known each other long. He shoots at him and Steve reflects it. Tony trusts Steve to do that, and to reflect it away from Tony, to use the blast to hit the enemies, to actually make this team thing work. Tony says he’s not a team player, but he is. He so totally is. He can’t even pretend he isn’t, especially when he does things like this.
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you just tell me that they’re not a married couple.
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