So I found this very old sketch deep within my folders and decided to spend my evening redrawing it. I’m actually very happy that I found it bc it so happens to be a year since I drew the original and this way I can see how much I’ve grown since then.
sometimes i still can’t believe ???? that aa steve is even real ????? like, 1st of all, pLEASE nOTE that within the aa universe, steve isn’t even the Official Team Leader, the writers of aa have always taken care to have ppl explicitly acknowledge tony as leader of the avengers. so steve and tony are de facto co-leaders. and there’s no lip service, there’s no ‘team in name only’ because aa actually SHOWS US HOW THEY WORK AS A TEAM & WHY. this whole episode was about tony’s insecurities + paranoia influencing his ability to make good choices and to effectively lead the team.
and instead of criticising or blaming him for letting his anxiety and doubt get to him, steve supports him. steve shows him he isn’t alone. he tells him that the team has his back and he’s never going to be expected to do this all alone because that’s literally what the team is there for. and it’s just so simple, so easy, and straightforward and unconditional. goddamn, this is how you do steve and tony.
I can’t believe I’m listening to a McElroy D&D podcast and they have still managed to Bethesda break the game. It’s not even an actual video game but they have still managed to break it. It’s a McElroy talent.