Comic Storylines in MCU
I love your fic recs! Was so happy to see your asks open so I could request this. I have looked and I don’t think I’ve seen a list like this. Sorry if I’ve missed it. Do you have any recs of comic book storylines being retold in the MCU? With Stony involved in the story in some way obviously. Thanks in advance!
Hmmm, this one was a challenge. I had to get some help from Discord, and even then, there weren’t many that weren’t more like Mulitverse fics than really what you are asking for. I did include some that felt like they were sort of *adjacent* to what you wanted. Anyway, here are some fics you might enjoy.
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Dreaming Electric by jukeboxhound: New York City is still rebuilding in the wake of the Chitauri army when the biotech virus Extremis is released, upgrading a lone domestic terrorist into a posthuman threat. Tony would’ve been happy to keep going on playing with alien tech in his lab, saving average citizens as Iron Man, and pretending not to notice these other people moving into his tower, but sometimes a person just can’t have nice things.
Catch Me Through the Looking Glass by Ylixia: It’s like a recurring nightmare: Steve Rogers, trapped in a world that is not his own, new love left behind, and nothing to keep him going but questions.
Iron Man: Unavailable, Tony Stark In Trouble by @navaanwrites: After what happened in New York the Avengers with the help of Tony Stark are trying to become more independent. The team has grown together and for Steve Iron Man is a big part of that, although he has some trouble getting along with his employer. Then Steve faces a bit of a mystery when Tony Stark gets kidnapped – and Iron Man, who is supposed to be the man’s bodyguard when he’s not an Avenger, is nowhere to be found. (technically, I guess all MCU Identity Porn would be a comic storyline retelling)
Late Night Traditions by DepressingGreenie: Every so often Tony likes to visit Orphanages and cuddle the babies. One night he decides to invite Steve along.
Like Coming Home by @missbeckywrites: After a tragic accident, Steve is given a chance to go back in time and deliver a warning to Tony in the hope of avoiding their fate. Something’s gone wrong, though, because this is not his world he’s ended up in. And that is definitely not his Tony who’s planning to delete his own brain.Sometimes your second chance isn’t at all what you were expecting.
on the courthouse steps by smolderholders: when steve decided to turn himself in, he never imagined this would happen.
these things will change by starksrhodey: 616 Tony had assumed he wouldn’t have to deal with Thanos ever again. After all, he and his friends had killed him fifteen years ago.He didn’t know how wrong he was.What’s Tony to do when his MCU counterparts come calling?
Dreams of War, Dreams of Liars by teaberryblue: When Steve succumbs to a malevolent attack that puts him permanently to sleep, the only way to wake him up is to unearth a technology that hasn’t been used in twenty years.Welcome back to Dreamvision, Tony Stark. This is an MCU canon-compliant story that incorporates the science of Inception, rather than a straight-up AU or crossover.
To Have and To Hold by Missy_dee811: 616 Tony opens his eyes. He’s in a different body, on a different world. Here, the team is smaller. Fractured. He’s older. Wearier.Back home, a different version of himself opens his eyes and can’t fathom the sight before him. This world is much more complicated than his own, but he’s younger and more powerful here. But the stakes are higher: he’s Director of SHIELD. (more of a place switch fic, but kinda the ask?)
Imperfect Mirrors by @sineala: Two months since Ultron. Two hours since the mindwipe. Things haven’t been going well for Tony Stark lately, in two different universes. But they just might be able to help each other out.
And the Ashes Will Scatter by @sineala: After the mindwipe is discovered and the Time Gem sends the Avengers into the future, Tony returns alone to the present. But it’s not his present that he returns to. He finds himself among the Guardians of the Galaxy once again – but these Guardians have no idea who Tony is. Maybe that’s exactly what he needs right now.