Doing as the title says and posting the most recent Ant Man Issue and I'm not going to lie, I really enjoyed it.
>posting at full size
An ant would never be able to read this!
Spencer confirmed for specist. This is the ant equivalent of a Tyler Perry movie!
this book is the spiritual successor to superior foes of spider-man, do yourself a favour and read it
>I'm moving away with our daughter
>but I have visitation rights
>and you can visit
Is she moving from New York to Miami, and then actually telling her completely broke ex-husband that "he'll just have to come visit?"
Really? What a bitch.
Well he's a bald guy selling toys and he needs my business to stay in business, so I'm guessing he's the chump in this scenario. Looking at me with such contempt and disdain, well I bet he can't even afford to buy half the stuff he peddles. Yeah. Mhmm. Yeah.
Superior Foes = Demon's Souls
Ant-Man = Dark Souls
The Fix is in = Bloodborne
Tony Stark not being a "nerd" in the classic sense is a funny gag, and a toy store owner who hates the adults who buy things for themselves isn't exactly uncommon.
They're not saying YOU'RE stupid for reading comics. They're saying SCOTT LANG, ANT MAN is kind of being weird for buying toys of a guy he knows and watching Star Trek because the guy is a superhero who lives a live far stranger than any episode of Star Trek.
They're not telling you to grow up. You're reading a comic. They clearly expect you to keep buying.
I had to stop reading halfway through. Fuck.
Hurr implying it can't be projected at the reader through Scott.
I wouldn't call Tony a nerd, but he does like making armors and all that cool stuff. So he's laughing at himself a little here, I guess.
>They're not telling you to grow up. You're reading a comic
And now you're saying it.
As a Pymfag I gotta say I really liked that. Hopefully the movie has a similar tone and 60's scenes so I don't have to be butthurt all the way through.
Stick a Waid!Pym book along side it and we're good to go.
>"Oh, you're one of those."
The writing in this book is fucking outstanding.
Wait, when did Cassie get brought back to life? Do the other YA guys know? Does she still have powers? Why is her mom still being a bitch about this when Cass is a superhero too? And why is Cass 14 again? Wasn't she closer to 16 when she died?
> when did she....
Check out avengers world
>do the other YA.....
No, most likely no, but Wanda's kid might be the first to know
> does she still....
Hasn't shown any, most likely no, and considering how her mom is
>Why is her mom being....
Oh come on anon she just came back from the dead of course her mom is going to be like that
>and why is cass....
Don't know, most likely has to do with her resurrection
>implying Battle Royale isn't the kind of garbage edgelord shit teenagers love
>implying you didn't see it at 14-16 and think it was LITERALLY THE BEST AND COOLEST CONCEPT EVER
Hell, her whole description of it screams "teenager obsessed with all Japanese shit."
>resorting to rude name calling and "nuh-uh"
It wouldn't be in any of Marvel's interests to alienate the people who buy their books by making fun of them. You're being paranoid, anon. What you're saying doesn't make any sense.
HOLY SHIT IT'S A TOY VERSION OF TONY'S SKYRISE APARTMENT
Axis Stark so fucking brilliant that he designed a replica of his apartment that he markets to children
Lang is so desperate to live the luxurious life that he bought Tony's toy bedroom.
And the fact that he gave up the real version of that apartment for a (probably) $24.99+ shitty plastic version of it, just so he could spend time with his daughter, is absolutely adorable.
Man his wife is gonna be fucking PISSED when she inevitably finds out Scott totally deliberately ignored her order to not involved their daughter in the whole shrinking thing ever again.
I'm sensing a loss of visitation rights in the near future.
>the guy is a superhero who lives a live far stranger than any episode of Star Trek.
Fuck you, you know nothing of Star Trek, now shut up before I put my foot up your final frontier!!
I fucking hate this writing style, where everything a character says is super meta and always has a quip but also tries to sound natural at the same time (but just ends up sounding like expository dialouge that tries to be funny). I think Bendis really popularized it in modern comics and Matt Fraction's Hawkeye tool it futher.
It's just such a lazy and overdone way to introduce a character to casuals. And I feel like any tvtropes user could write this shit.
>Hi, i'm the Red Ghost. Never heard of me? I was one first big threats that the Fantastic Four had to fight against. And I lost. HARD. But what else did you expect when my henchmen are freaking apes with super powers? Lame. It also doesn't help that my name sounds like that of a stereotypical Bond villian.
See how easy this shit is?
I kek'd pretty hard because that's actually accurate.
> bad writing is fine if it's the first issue :^)
I just keep thinking of other characters because this style of writing has been used so many times.
Also, what happened to show, not tell? SHOW us that Lang is a loser, not have him be self aware and explain why he's a loser to readers with a "wink wink, so funny amirite XD" at the end.
"But Mr. Stark, I just wanted to know what time it was."
"Well check the position of the sun, guy. Oh wait, I just finished my Superior Stark Dyson Stark Sphere! I own that shit too now!"
>SHOW us that Lang is a loser
>page about his shitty apartment
>almost every page has people giving him the stinkeye because he's wearing his costume just to walk around in
So you didn't actually look at the art, you just read it and got mad about the dialog.
Yes, that is exactly what's happening. She died horribly as Stature, Doom managed to bring her back with Wanda's magic. The less she knows about that shit, the better.
She'll obviously find out later, though.
Calling it: Cass is not actually THIS Scott's daughter, but a version of his daughter dragged from a parallel universe where she never became Stature. Doom didn't revive her, he just replaced her with a "close-enough" version, because Wanda's powers have never once done anything right.
Cassie: I just need a moment to process all this.
Scott: Okay...no...not okay. I'm going to drop this now, because I am sick of that kid trying to hit on you.
Cassie: Nathaniel? But he's really sweet.
Scott: He's Kang.
Cassie: The Conqueror?!
Scott: And Immortus.
Cassie: The creepy old guy with the big hat?
Cassie: And he-and they-.
Scott: Have the hots for you and at least a third of them are trying to get into your pants.
Cassie: I wish I was dead again!
Combination of putting out mediocre-to-shitty books. And there was that weird thing where people dug into his past and found out he was a shady businessman or whatever? Or was that a different Nick Spencer?
>Stature is dead to the known universe
>but Cass is definitely still alive
>and clearly still her father's daughter
Here's hoping she goes for the hero gig a second time, but this time as Stinger. Loved that costume.
I would never besmirch the name of glorious Doom, anon. I'm saying that the reality-warping bad luck magic of a second-rate sorceress clearly interfered with the perfection, knowledge, and unmitigable skill that is Doom.
Just Pym again, but he's doing the odd hero thing.
Hickman kind of sort of had him as Yellowjacket for a panel, but who knows if that will carry through to other books.
what other books?
I really liked it, first Ant-Man comic I read. It all made sense when I found out this is the same writer from Superior Foes.
Guess I'm gonna keep reading this series, when does the next issue come out?
Technically it was her amazing stratagem of making her self so large she was impossible to miss while standing still in front of Dr Doom's blaster after trying to help people attempting to murder his future wife that got her killed.
Fairly standard operating procedure.
Mighty Avengers, Irredeemable Ant-Man, Ant-Man and Wasp, Beyond!, West Coast Avengers.
none of these are Lang though. You COULD read his origin story but it's already covered in the first few pages. Or you could read Fraction's FF but every single writer out there ignores or retcons it.
That page would be better and probably funnier with no text.
I was paying attention to the images, and they convey his situation pretty well without the crappy "jokes."
But given that there's so much fucking dialogue i was expecting the writing to be an important aspect and be good. It wasn't, it was the usual Nick Spencer garbage.
They're certainly setting the tone with Lang's monologue that it's meant to be comedic, not a character expressing his sadness.
Matt Fraction did a bad jobb and has a hateboner for Doom so it was awful with an awful ending that pissed all over Hickmans amasing FF run. It could also be that it´s compared to said run, and simply can´t compete.
Had a Lost-vibe for me (story never going anywhere, every revelation just begs more questions until the writers don't have a clue for a satisfying end...), so I dropped it. Did it ever get better?
Loved the Superior Foes, but this? Meh. It didn't make me smile as much and the story so doesn't really look that interesting so far. Plus: I dislike that they basically "forgot" everything that was left over from FF and my gut tells me Scott was a "single dad" the last decade(s), rather than having problems seeing his daughter at all. I liked that setup a little more (struggling/being responsible to be a good dad, without all that divorced drama).
It wasn't bad, and I can see what they are trying to do, but ... meh.
I still have hope next issue will be better.
I think they assume no one knows anything about/gives a shit about the Ant-Man legacy other than Pym slapping Janet once 30 years ago, so they can do whatever they want and no one but the hardcore shut-ins will care.
I'm conflicted on this comic.
On one hand I really liked it and found it entertaining, but on the other hand it REALLY feels like "Ant-Man 101: An Intro to Scott Lang". That's okay, but it kinda comes off like a lot of the guy's history, particularly Cassie's has been erased here. The thing is, I don't know if that's bad?
I feel like Cassie's whole independent hero shenanigans have been erased. Does she just not remember anything after coming back to life, or am I retarded? I can't even tell if Scott's wife knows.
While this seems like one step forward for Scott, it feels like 5 steps back for Cassie. She seems to be de-aged a lot and her entire career seems to have been forgotten. I don't get it. If you're going to make Cassie a big part of Scott's comic, as she should be, how can you just gloss over the fact that she did all kinds of shit on her own after he died and then died herself.
Maybe I'm being a fucking moron here guys, but I don't get it.
>but on the other hand it REALLY feels like "Ant-Man 101: An Intro to Scott Lang".
To be fair, its the guy's first ever ongoing, after having been in a team book, after having been dead for 10 years, after languishing in obscurity and shuffling around teams.
I would say his wife knows. She knows her daughter died and that's why she freaked out about Scott and the whole shrinking business.
She lost her daughter once and is determined to not lose her again.
As far as Cassie is concerned, I don't know if she remembers, but I'm sure she does. She may just be settling back into things. She was dead and I'm positive that her mother would want her in school, living a normal life.
Maybe she's enjoying having a normal life and is content in not immediately suiting back up. That doesn't mean that she won't, but in a issue one that's supposed to be about Scott, having her pine for the good ole' days seems like it would be better for her own story and not Scott's.
But that's just me.
>watching a movie with his kid in a dollhouse on an iPhone
He makes wisecracks all of the time so it's hard to tell.
I pretty much said I don't like any comics written like this, even Hawkeye.
Also the things you guys ar quoting as being funny aren't funny at all, sry. These comics are just my Red Ghost post >>68531547 for 20 or so pages.
No it's not, a lot of anons actually like Squirrel Girl because they haven't bought into the tumblr SJW boogeyman shit.
I don't like Squirrel Girl though but that's because I've never found the character funny or charming.
Darla was shown to be getting bored with the relationship, but him being separated from FF and broke is unexplained.
Actually, His apartment seen in Avengers World was fine.
Unlettered preview for the next issue.
This almost makes me want an Ant-man movie.
One question though, last I checked his daughter was dead. Like, the same time when he was brought back to life. When was she made not-dead?
>Trying to keep Cassie away from superheros
>Puts her in the middle of the everglades where a Giant-Sized Man-Thing can send her hurtling across the multiverse.
... I have no words
Also she's a bitch. Sweet Jesus she's a bitch.
This was beautiful.
In Spencer we trust.
I give it 15 issues.
So here's some pages from Avengers World #16, which came out last month. Basically, AXIS Inverted Doom captured some of Scarlet Witch's powers.
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Everything about this issue was fucking beautiful.
He's not Hank, but this is my favorite comic in the past year. Not even kidding, I've wanted an Ant-Man comic since I was a little kid, and this not only satisfied that craving, but also made me love Scott Lang.
I'm honestly thinking now is the best time to be a Pymfag. We could get time travel shenanigans in the movie or whatever with the Time Gem at best, but at worst we'll get an intro sequence for Man in the Ant-Hill.
Guardians got five goddamn books for it, let's hope Marvel gives us our reward for fifty-three years of him being jerked around and gives him a series.
Magnificent comic. The page length granted to the author was used superbly - several times as I read along I thought to myself "crap, next page is going to read 'continued next issue' ". But nope. Full story in one shot.
Loved it. It had a few flaws involving dialogue choices but the story had so many strong points to it that I can't be critical over them.
This was good shit. I wish the bulk of Marvel's authors worked at something close to this level.
Tony is going to be inverted for the foreseeable future since he's Inverted in Time Runs Out and Secret Wars.
We have at the very minimum, another half year of Superior Tony.
During the time skip, AXIS happened. Yeah it doesn't make sense that Tony was fighting with the Avengers during AXIS because he had been blacklisted during the last Avengers arc before the time skip but whatever.
Yeah, that's on Marvel not Spencer. No matter what he says about how it was his plan to bring her back I'll never believe that it was anything other than "suggested" and that she be brought back as a kid with no mention at all of her past as a hero because MUH MOVIES.
It was still a fun book though. I never liked Lang before but I'm down with him as a guy who's not particularly impressive at anything, not some kind of great person but he's just a guy who wants to do right by his kid and make sure she's got a good life ahead of her.