Seems like Marvel is doing a radical shift in focus towards characters who will be featured in their cinematic universe, as it was just announced this weekend at NYCC that Marvel Universe’s smallest super hero will get their own series this coming January. Launching early next year as part of Avengers NOW!, ANT-MAN #1 will be coming to comic book stores with the help of critically acclaimed creators Nick Spencer (Superior foes of Spider-Man, Avengers World) and Ramon Rosanas (Night of the Living Deadpool)
Scott Lang, who will be played by Paul Rudd in the upcoming Ant-Man movie, wouldn’t be what you consider the world’s greatest super hero. Some wouldn’t even call him the best Ant-Man, (then again, the last one DID create ULTRON and joined the Masters of Evil) but all that is about to change when Superior Iron Man calls up Scott for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Nick Spencer told Marvel.com in an interview, “For Scott, being Ant-Man is kind of his one big thing, no matter how much trouble it’s caused him, or how much it’s cost him, it’s still the thing that plucked him out of criminal obscurity and gave him a chance to be something. And when we open, he’s trying to spin it into something new. He sees an opportunity.”
Scott will finally get a chance to turn it around and show the world who he’s always wanted to be! Prison, Divorce, and Death have been things he’s dealt with in the past, but with a new city and a new outlook in life, there’s nothing in his way to stop the Astonishing Ant-Man!
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Covers by CHRIS SAMNEE & JASON PEARSON
On Sale in January!
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