Justice League 9
I’ve started hearing Steve Trevor’s lines in Rupert Graves’ voice. It might just be because I associate them both with Ragnell.
… You know, Graves does have a nice gravelly voice.
However you read it, isn’t it kind of hilarious that just being Wonder Woman’s ex-boyfriend means Steve dodges paparazzi ALL THE TIME but Aquaman is a legitimate member of the League and can’t get anyone to pay attention to him?
on that note, what IS Steve’s job for the justice league? Does he work with publicity, damage/police reports, merchandise deals? Diplomat? I don’t envy his job if that’s it.
They covered this in Justice League 7-8 and in the FCBD day book (It’s on Comixology now, not terribly good but we get a nice scene of Steve having a headache and it is free.) From what I gather he makes sure the press thinks the League members walk on water (and that any mistakes are blamed on other people, and not the League), that Congress doesn’t take over the League and try to dissect Superman or something, that there are medical, emergency and other support personnel around for the bystanders, that the fight scenes are cleaned up and made safe for the public when the League goes away, that people like Green Arrow who want to join the League are given something else to do, that someone is around to fight monsters when the League is not there (and probably makes sure that they are contacted somehow), that Green Lantern is regularly fed (this is seriously something Hal asks about), and that all of the magic items and stuff they find are secured and guard. He probably also makes sure the villains get sent to prison.
It is a horrible, horrible job and I think I’ll be sad if he gets moved out of it and sent to Wonder Woman this fall when this storyline ends.
lol poor Steve
I’m just imagining him at his desk with mountains upon mountains of papers and work and just crying over his terrible luck
thank god he’s being written well for once, though, instead of a misogynistic ass
Oh, Johns has alleviated so much panic after that animated movie. So much. (And this last issue managed to kill BOTH of my big fears about where this storyline would go.) I’m really thankful he got the chance to establish and make us feel for this guy before Azzarello gets at him.
I still insist that this is the same old character, though. The character traits are like a blend of all the pre-Crisis versions. Yeah, he had some awful moments pre-Crisis but it generally stupid period sexism stuff like Superman and Batman had. He was about as bad about generalizing women as the narrator was. Hell, he looked better than most of the superheroes because he wasn’t constantly gaslighting or bossing around his girlfriend. Johns managed to separate the character traits that worked from the “heh heh, old comics are so sexist” stuff we all laugh at. So it’s like the Bronze Age Steve in the quiet moments, but he acts like the Silver Age Steve when he interacts with Diana and the Golden Age Steve when he talks to Congress or the Press.
It looks like Johns is like me for the Post-Crisis Steve, and figures that was just a different character. He’s not unlikable, and has enough similarities, but he can’t really be reconciled with the other three, the TV Steves, or the animated Steve. Fingers crossed a Steve Sr will surface as a love interest for Etta.
Via co-dictator in the land of lady romancers