Why Ant-Man Is The Best Superhero Dad Ever
WARNING: Spoilers From Marvel’s “Ant-Man” #1 Are Ahead!
Not only did this week bring us our first look at Marvel’s “Ant-Man” movie trailer, it also brought us an all-new “Ant-Man” comic book:
“Ant-Man” #1, written by Nick Spencer (“Superior Foes of Spider-Man”) and illustrated by Ramon Rosanas (“Night of the Living Deadpool”), is entry-level comics at its finest, telling new readers everything they need to know about small-time hero Scott Lang right here in the first issue.
For one, his size-changing powers are awesome…
Really, that’s the heart of the matter in “Ant-Man” #1. The debut issue has plenty of action and intrigue, as Scott shrinks and slinks his way through a series of tests designed to win a job working for Iron Man himself, Tony Stark. But it’s all in service of the central relationship between Scott and his daughter, Cassie Lang.
What Scott lacks in job security and a jaw-dropping superhero resumé, he makes up for in his interest in his daughter’s life, from her latest school gossip to her interests in pop culture.
So, that’s the kind of superhero book we can expect out of Marvel’s new “Ant-Man.” What Scott Lang lacks in a clearly defined direction as a crime-fighter and masked Avenger, he more than makes up for it with his heroism at home. For such a small guy, this new take on Ant-Man sure seems like a hero worth looking up to.