Captain America by feefrayson!
Captain America by feefrayson!
MCU Steve is pretty darn close to 616 Steve, and this is really evident in CA: TWS. A common misconception about Steve is that he’s a government lackey used to impose the will of the US on other countries. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Steve is loyal to the idea of America, where oppressed people can come and make something of themselves with opportunities that wouldn’t have been given to them elsewhere.
The parallel can be drawn in the scene where Fury brings Steve to the Project Insight bay and explains the program to him. Steve’s obvious disapproval is a perfect adaptation of his 616 personality brought to the big screen.
As for which comics to read, I highly recommend you read the Captain America: Man Out of Time miniseries. It is by far the best representation of Cap’s character, along with having fantastic art and a very enjoyable story (not to mention a lot of derp faces from Steve). I also recommend reading vol. 5 of Captain America. It’s where I started, and it’s where Ed Brubaker retconned Bucky’s death and began the Winter Soldier story. The Captain America and… series is also a good one to read, and it explores Cap’s relationships with Bucky (Captain America and Bucky #624 gives the history of the Winter Soldier through Bucky’s eyes),
Hawkguy Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Black Widow. If anyone else has any other suggestions, feel free to add them on!
This one is for those who lost their lives on this day, and for the brave men and women who risked everything to save them. We’ll never forget.
By Al Rio
I don’t read fanfiction, but if someone can write or find me a fic about Cap (and maybe the Howling Commandos too) fighting in Italy with the 442nd, I’ll bake them an entire cake
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Lower the shield, man! Just walk away! Or you can never go back… and it’s lonely as hell once you get here! There’s nothing… but the cold satisfaction of punishment!
Every war I’ve gone into I’ve watched the symbols behind them all fail in the heat of battle. There aren’t many things left to believe in… don’t take away one more.
Punisher / Captain America: Blood & Glory #3
Daniel G. Chichester, Margaret Clark, + Klaus Janson
The more commonly established dynamic between Frank and Steve is that Frank openly (to varying degrees) confesses to admire Steve, and will follow him as a soldier. Rather than this worshipful sort of dynamic, Blood & Glory took a little different take, where their relationship is more of two very different soldiers: representing their respective wars and having friction as a result. They smart mouth each other, and Frank especially gets after Steve, calling him things like “G. I. Joe” and a “smart-lipped star spangled son of a—” but the admiration still remains in less obvious ways.
At the end of the conflict of this arc, Steve catches and assaults the traitor responsible. While Steve does not intend to resort to murder, Frank sees the potential when he finds the two together, and he fears Steve will cross a line. He entreats him to stop, for Steve’s own sake, and also partially for himself; he believes in the symbol of what Captain America is. Despite how he criticized Steve through this arc, nitpicking away at their different points of view, at the end of it all, Frank admires what Steve is. He believes in him. Which means a great deal, considering just who it’s coming from.