Scott Lang, alias Ant-Man, is the star of the new Ant-Man series. This certainly makes sense as Marvel is releasing an Ant-Man movie this summer. When we last left Ant-Man, he had turned down an offer of a new career from Tony Stark in order to be a better father. In this issue, he's busy trying to convince a bank to give him a loan so that he can start his own security company. However, his attempts seem to be in vain with the bank executives refusing to even listen to Scott's proposal. It is at this point that things get a little hairy for our hero. He's disabled the security systems and the vaults in the bank in an attempt to show them just how easy it is break into their bank. Doing so creates a major problem when a huge MidasBot is activated and starts wreak havoc in the bank.
The first two issues of the newest Ant-Man series have been light-hearted and full of humor that is somewhat silly and incredibly sarcastic. The humor, and the sarcasm, are part of why I am really enjoying this series so far. The humor allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the issue without having to think about existential issues or good versus evil; in fact you don't need to have any real thought at all. It's really refreshing to read a series that is frivolous and isn't all doom and gloom. The fact that Scott Lang keeps the Ant-Man costume on at ALL times is an added bonus. He's seen outside walking with his daughter in the costume or having a sit down with Bear-Man, clearly this is a series that doesn't take it's self too seriously.
A major theme with this issue is Ant-Man's role as a father. I hope that some of us comic book fans who are fathers, can relate to his concerns. He is written as a sympathetic father who obviously cares deeply for his daughter. As a father, it is awesome to read a series with a super hero that strives to be a genuinely good father with everything he does being for the benefit of his daughter.
If you're on the fence about the new Ant-Man series, I think you might want to check this out. This is a really great series for those who are looking for something light as opposed to serious and has a focus on family, which is cool for us comic book fan parents.
What do you think? Have you added this new Ant-Man series to your weekly pickups?
Posted by: Jeff @jeff201