Saturday, July 25, 2015
Ant-Man: A Short Lesson - P. A. Nolte
1/ Taskmaster, bursting through some double doors, running into a hall, frantically pressing the trigger in his hand.
Ant-Man (Caption): My first few months in costume, I kept coming across this guy named Taskmaster.
Ant-Man (Caption): He's a muscle mimic with eidetic memory.
Taskmaster: C'mon, dammit! Lousy--
2/ Ant-Man appears in front of him, using his variable size to flip Taskmaster with ease.
Ant-Man (Caption): "Anything you can do, I can do better."
3/ Taskmaster performs a perfect 3-point landing, sword drawn, still holding the trigger.
Ant-Man (Caption): Pretty cool gimmick, really. Too bad he's on the wrong side...
Taskmaster: Gonna take a lot more than that to slow me down, bug.
4/ Taskmaster thrusts his sword towards Ant-Man, but Lang has shrunk and run up the blade and Taskmaster's arm, only to jump off of the villain's shoulder.
Ant-Man (Caption): I've seen him catch and hurl Cap's shield right back at him and dodge arrows like he knew where they were going to be before Hawkeye even had a chance to nock them.
Ant-Man (Caption): But it doesn't matter how much footage of me he watches--
Taskmaster: HA-- huh?
5/ Ant-Man is back to full size and grabbed Taskmaster by the back of his hood.
Ant-Man (Caption): Nobody steals Scott Lang's moves.
6/ SFX: WHAM!
7/ Ant-Man stands over the crumpled form of Taskmaster, flipped and incapacitated. The trigger in Taskmaster's hand is depressed. Must have happened mid-flip. A loud, angry alarm sounds.
Ant-Man (Caption): Nobody.
SFX: DEET DEET DEET