Ant-Man RETURNS!

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Ant-Man RETURNS!

Postby Adam Balm on Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:45 pm

"While Marvel’s Civil War panel at Wizardworld LA is still going on, just announced was a new October-launching Ant-Man ongoing series by writer Robert Kirkman and art by penciler Phil Hester, inker Ande Parks, and colorist Bill Crabtree."

http://www.newsarama.com/WWLA06/Marvel/ant_man.htm


All sounds good, save two things...

1) No Hank Pym or Scott Lang

2) The shitty costume. That really is pretty horrid...
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Re: Ant-Man RETURNS!

Postby havocSchultz on Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:48 pm

Adam Balm wrote:"While Marvel’s Civil War panel at Wizardworld LA is still going on, just announced was a new October-launching Ant-Man ongoing series by writer Robert Kirkman and art by penciler Phil Hester, inker Ande Parks, and colorist Bill Crabtree."

http://www.newsarama.com/WWLA06/Marvel/ant_man.htm


All sounds good, save two things...

1) No Hank Pym or Scott Lang

2) The shitty costume. That really is pretty horrid...


3) No mention of the Ant-Man movie?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :cry:
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Postby Kilgore on Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:59 pm

That looks like some Scarlet Spider/Blue Beetle/70's outfit for Spidey villain the Beetle hybrid outfit...like maybe the basic design was fleshed out in 'City of Heroes'...

On the other hand...I never dug the old silver helmet, so I guess I don't really care.
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Postby Colin on Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:07 am

Actually, Hank Pym IS gonna be in the series. Read the 7th and 8th paragraphs.
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Postby Adam Balm on Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:11 am

I did read it. I meant behind the helmet obviously.
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Postby buster00 on Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:47 am

Yeah, it's got that certain "Irwin Schwab" about it...










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Postby tstreet on Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:51 am

The costume is definitely lacking,
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Postby Colin on Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:54 am

Yeah, it definitely needs more ribbing.
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Postby DennisMM on Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:58 pm

The costume has a bit of the mid-'70s Ant-Man to it, but looks a great deal like the Image character Ant. Without the breasts, of course. Hester's style doesn't make it look any better. I've never thought he was suited to panties and capes.

Garrett Morris looked better on Saturday Night Live. "I is Ant-Man."
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Postby Adam Balm on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:07 pm

I wish I could find the original Coipel sketches of when he redesigned the costume. That and Hitch's take in the Ultimates are without a doubt the best treatments that the character has ever had. This is really sad.
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Postby Theta on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:22 pm

:::headdesk:::

Well, I'm glad Kirkman's writing. And I'm glad the idea of zombie Ant-Man was promptly torpedoed: "Marvel Zombies" is a funny one-off but we don't need a continuing series of it.

And to be honest, I even like the concept.

Still...do we really need an Ant-Man ongoing?
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Postby Adam Balm on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:30 pm

Theta wrote:Still...do we really need an Ant-Man ongoing?


There's very little Marvel is publishing these days that I'd say we 'need'. I think the richness of the character of Hank Pym would allow for an ongoing. Ant-Man as a concept, I think always had untapped story potential.

But I'm not optimistic for this title. Ant-Man on its own will be a tough sell as an ongoing, and comic readers hate the taste of anything new. You'd need to wow them to get them interested. The unfamiliar characters, combined with ho-hum art and a title that wouldn't sell well to begin with, makes me wonder what Marvel really thinks they'll accomplish here.
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Postby Kilgore on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:32 pm

DennisMM wrote: I've never thought he was suited to panties and capes.

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Postby DennisMM on Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:33 pm

It's Jim Valentino, from Normalman. Ordinary guy lands on a planet where everyone has a super-power. One issue was "The Panties and Capes Syndrome." A little song went, "panties and capes, panties and capes, superheros wear panties and capes."

Speaking of superheros, All Things Considered did a short piece today about Marvel's and DC's continued attempt to monopolize the word "superhero." Okay, duopolize.
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Postby Theta on Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:21 pm

Adam Balm wrote:
There's very little Marvel is publishing these days that I'd say we 'need'.



Point.

Adam Balm wrote: I think the richness of the character of Hank Pym would allow for an ongoing. Ant-Man as a concept, I think always had untapped story potential.


Yeah, but unfortunately all that potential has already been tapped by "The Atom." DC even did a microscopic barbarian story, for God's sake.
While I'd love to have more Hank Pym, give me High-Pockets or let's just stick with Stature in the Young Avengers.

Still and all, Robert Kirkman and a good story concept isn't something you can disregard out of hand. I'll give this title a read...whether I give it a buy depends on how good it is.
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Postby Adam Balm on Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:23 pm

Theta wrote:
Yeah, but unfortunately all that potential has already been tapped by "The Atom." DC even did a microscopic barbarian story, for God's sake.


Honestly, I don't even think that the Atom has even tapped the potential of The Atom, let alone anyone else.

And Ant-Man can talk to ants so, uh, there's that....

Still and all, Robert Kirkman and a good story concept isn't something you can disregard out of hand. I'll give this title a read...whether I give it a buy depends on how good it is.


Oh, I'll read it. I just started reading Invincible, and ya gotta love the guy.
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Postby Theta on Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:41 pm

Adam Balm wrote:
Oh, I'll read it. I just started reading Invincible, and ya gotta love the guy.


He also wrote some zombie comic called "The Walking Dead" that you might want to check out. :D
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Postby athenabodicea on Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:55 pm

I have way too much stuff to catch up on here...And this is one I want to read.... :?
I really need to take some time to do other stuff besides wasting away in the zone & drinking beer... :roll:
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