Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”
Steve is half-serious when he tells Bruce that he’s sixty years behind on his reading, but it’s still a surprise when Bruce dumps half a dozen books on his lap two hours later. Steve holds one up, confused — they’re all by the same author. Bruce just smiles and says he thinks Steve’ll like them. They’re about the war. Sort of.
Later, he’ll think that’s a roundabout way to put it. Later, he’ll suspect that they weren’t chosen on their historical or literary merit; that Bruce knew he’d understand what they say about the human heart, and what it means to become unstuck in time.
[Submitted by: artninja-mcrockviking
The agents responsible for taking Captain Rogers to a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’, and convincing him that was how the war ended, have been identified, and have forfeited their furlough time until they provide him with a proper History textbook and debrief him.]
Back in the 70s DC Comics has the idea to depower Wonder Woman and turn her into a globe trotting, karate chopping character similar to Emma Peel of The Avengers tv show. While I’m a fan of the adventures, I’m not a fan of the depowering. And neither was Gloria Steinem, who pushed DC to return her…