Scott Lang, Ant-Man – Entomology – Derek Adnams
Page 1 – (5 Panels)
1.1: Exterior, day, a foot rising in mid-stride off of a stomped dragonfly, lying eviscerated on a St. Louis, Missouri sidewalk.
Scott Lang (caption): There are cultures out there where dragonflies represent transformation.
1.2: Scott Lang in his Ant-Man gear climbing through the crushed carcass of the insect. He is starting a journey from the tail in this panel to the head in Panel 1.5.
Scott Lang (caption): I don’t put much faith in symbols, being more of a machine guy, but as a system they are nearly perfect.
Scott Lang (caption): It’s funny how a bug that hasn’t evolved in 325 million years could come to represent renewal.
1.3: Now Scott is at the base of the thorax, where is connects to the tail. It is shattered, all bug guts and goo and decimated exoskeleton.
Scott Lang (caption): My kid made me listen to this song once. The only line I remember goes something like -
1.4: Scott Lang walking past the destroyed wings of the dragonfly.
Scott Lang (caption): “Then I will remove your wings and you will learn to fly”.
1.5: Scott Lang walking toward the reader, the dragonfly’s head and enormous compound eyes in the near background. There is a clear substance coming out of one eye, creating the illusion of crying.
Scott Lang (caption): Cassie always loved dragonflies.