Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption

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Title: Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption
Author(s): Elspethdixon & Seanchai
Date(s): 04 July 2007
Length: 90,000 words
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Captain America/Iron Man, The Avengers (Marvel)
External Links: Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption (Tales of Suspense}
Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption (AO3)
Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption (LiveJournal)
Resurrection-verse (Tales of Suspense)
RR&R Art (artist's site)

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Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption is a Steve/Tony story by Elspethdixon & Seanchai. It was the first novel-length story for the pairing. It's part of the Resurrection 'Verse, and has two finished sequels, Readjustment and Hostage to Fortune, as well as another WIP sequel Reassembled, which all continues with the aftermath of the Civil War and SHRA (Super Human Registration Act) in the 616 verse (the main continuity in Marvel comics).

Summary LJ: Doom brings Steve back from the dead. Hijinks ensue, some of which might vaugely be considered plot. Surprisingly, this isn't actually crack-fic -- it's just Marvel.

Summary Tales of Suspense: Doom brings Cap back from the dead, whereupon he has to deal with Doombots, Red Skull, the Mandarin, Registration, a bunch of bickering superheroes, and Tony's apparent nervous breakdown.

From the ship_manifesto:

Yes, I know; it violates fannish ettiquette something fierce to link your own fic, but I can't very well leave it off the list. RR&R is a Civil War fixit fic, and is/was the first really major Steve/Tony fic out there, responsible for converting a number people to the fandom, and at 200 pages and 90,000 words, is the closest thing to an epic the fandom's got.[1]

Recs and Reviews

The fic that pretty much launched the pairing. Set shortly after Steve's death and ignoring Secret Invasion; Steve gets brought back and he and Tony sort things out while dealing with attacks on all sides. There are several more completed stories in the series, and one WIP, Reassembled. Really good in-depth look at some of the various issues of Civil War, and how they might have played out.[2]


Akatsuki Ayako created thirteen illustrations for this novel, for each chapter one.[3] There are three versions of each image which gives insight into the creation of the art. The images are accompanied by the text passages they are illustrating.


  1. elspethdixon. Captain America/Iron Man (Marvel Comics), 10 July 2008. (Accessed 08 May 2012)
  2. mysticalchild_isis. Avengers Fanfic Recs: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark. (Accessed 08 May 2012)
  3. Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption - Art: Akatsuki Ayako. (Accessed 08 May 2012)