Sunday, July 19, 2015
Because we do tie-in weeks when a new comic book movie hits theatres.
There's been a lot of change around here, but that's one tradition that isn't going away anytime soon.
But why Ant-Man? More specifically, why Scott Lang?
Well, he's the protagonist of the film for one thing. And we've already done Eric O'Grady...
But seriously, Scott Lang may be a legacy character, but he's managed to build a pretty varied career out of the whole thing. Thief. Reformed thief. Electronics expert. Relapsed thief. Super hero. Avenger. Fantastic Four-er. Dead. Reformed dead. Fantastic Four-er a second time. Defender. Most recently, small business owner.
But perhaps most importantly, Father.
There are a lot of things that can make a character worth caring about, but for Scott Lang, I think it's his relationships. And while the links he has to the superhero and supervillain community are often worth your while (I'm partial to him and Taskmaster - particularly in the most recent book by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas), it's his relationship with his daughter Cassie that makes Scott something special. He's had a lot of ups and downs and encountered more than his fair share of challenges, but the thing he wants more than anything is to be a good father to his daughter, and I think that's worth dwelling on.
There's an awful lot to chew on when it comes to Scott Lang. So let's do some chewing, shall we?