No wonder the fanfic writers can't get this right!
Oh my aunt. Rewatching Iron Man - which I love - only to notice for the the first time that the headline on the Time cover for Tony's taking over Stark Industries says "takes the reigns". Arrrgh! I know Time wouldn't do that, but whoever mocked up that cover wants a sharp lesson in correct spelling. I mean, how can you take a verb!? Or mistake a strip of leather used for controlling an animal for the period a monarch rules? Even metaphorically? I mean, they have reins in the US, but they don't have a reigning monarch.