so i was reading some comics earlier and
“i can’t get iron man out of my mind!”
Capitan America Under Siege #3 Cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
Knight in Shining Armor - Damsel in Distress, Marvel Style
[Avengers Prime #3]
Marvel Comics Meme | seven relationships (2/7)
↳ Steve Rogers and Tony Stark
Boy, am I happy to see you, Steve. I take back almost everything I have ever said.
Why are you naked?
It’s my new armor. It’s see through.
Look at the subtlety of this cover.
We have Ororo and Panther’s wedding with everyone there, at the back, teary-eyed. Another happily married couple, of course there’s a celebration.
But is that really what this cover is celebrating?
Civil War Cease-fire. Who are the ones actually ceasing fire? If you removed Storm and Panther from the platform, what picture do we get? Everyone looking at Tony and Steve as if the two have finally been reconciled.
And that’s just the surface. Where’s the symbolism?
We have the two key players of Civil War with matrimony (including a flower girl looking straight at them while holding a bouquet) as their backdrop. Iron Man drawn on the bride side, Captain America on the groom side.
And if you still don’t get it, we have an alternate universe (specifically Earth-3490) where Tony Stark was born a woman and the only reason Civil War got averted was because Female Tony Stark got married to Captain America.
When he runs for President
of course his first lady is beside him.
“Captain America is not here to lead the country. I’m here to serve it. If I’m a captain, then I’m a soldier. Not of any military branch, but of the American people. Years ago, in simpler times, this suit and this shield were created as a symbol to help make America the land it’s supposed to be… to help it realize its destiny. Ricocheting from super-villain duel to super-villain duel doesn’t always serve that purpose. There’s a difference between fighting against evil and fighting for the common good. I’m not always able to choose my battles… but effective immediately, I’m going to make an effort to choose the battles that matter. Battles against injustice, against cynicism, against intolerance.” ~ Captain America Vol. 4 #7
“The better American is the man who does what his heart tells him is right — for the betterment of all mankind — not just for other Americans.” ~ Captain America Vol. 4 #8
[picture from Captain America #250]