Blue Lips, Blue Veins

by Romanoff


Ship
Stane / Tony
Word Count
300915
Plot
Angst

Author's Summary

Tony Stark is Iron Man.Before that, he was an man with bigger heart than brain. Before that, he was an asshole with a bigger mouth than sense. And before that, he was was a scared little boy. Not that it matters. Stark's always have had iron in their backbone.

Comments

This is one of the greats of the Marvel fandom and informs many interpretations of Tony Stark, his family, and his future. This is a character study brought to an extreme and once it grips you, it won't ever let you go.

Characterization

Spot On - Tony is gorgeous. You get to know him in this like you couldn't in any other format: from childhood, through it all, brutally honest, and exquisitely characterized.

Pacing

Slow

Tone

Poignant