About halfway through Ant-Man and the Wasp I started thinking about Lebron James. The brand new Los Angeles Laker has been so good at basketball, for such a sustained period that it’s easy to take his talents (to South Beach) for granted. An average Lebron game last season – a tumultuous one for his Cavs – saw him nearly put up a triple double: 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.1 assists. That’s so darn good (and so stupifyingly in line with his career averages), that if you saw Lebron put up a conventionally *excellent* 25, 5 and 6, it would feel mundane. While those numbers might be all-star caliber for nearly anyone else, for Lebron, that’s a below average night. He’s simply capable of so much more. [Read more…] about Ant-Man & The Wasp Review! Small Stakes
Despite their status as founding Avengers, Ant-Man and Wasp remain the perpetual underdogs of Marvel heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This claim could have gone to the Guardians of the Galaxy, but due to a critically acclaimed modern run (the 2008 to 2010 era written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning), and one of the better MCU franchises, the oddest MCU inclusions remain the size-shifters. [Read more…] about Best Ant-Man & Wasp Comics To Read With The MCU
I like art that takes chances. Unique, one-of-a-kind experiences.
At Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend, plenty of bands that I liked delivered quality sets of music. Kurt Vile, and the New Pornographers played songs I enjoy, and they played them cleanly. It was nice. Comforting.
But nothing was as life-affirming as Future Islands off-the-rails dad dance party. [Read more…] about Ant-Man Movie Review – Where Does it Rank in the MCU?
Keeping up with Ant-Man will take you on a journey through Avengers history. Although he’s a founding Avenger, Ant-Man (Hank Pym) never had quite the same resonance as an Iron Man or Thor, meaning his solo series are few and far between.
Nonetheless, this makes the Ant-Man reading order experience pretty fun, as you dive through different eras of Marvel history, and see how Ant-Man has impacted the Avengers.
The below guide includes chronology for all versions of Ant-Man, or anyone using Pym Particles to alter their size for the greater good. As such, you’ll find Hank Pym, Scott Lang, Bill Foster, and even Eric O’Grady on the list. [Read more…] about Ant-Man Reading Order!
Ant-Man has always been an underdog, a fighter for the literal little guy, but it wasn’t until Guardians of the Galaxy took the world by storm that it truly felt like Marvel’s gutsiest and riskiest movie by a long shot. I mean, Ant-Man was a founding member of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Avengers, as well as a founding member of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s Ultimates. Hank Pym is one of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe, often seen science-ing with Reed Richards, Tony Stark, and hank McCoy. Surely he belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe more than a ragtag Guardians team no one had heard of until 2008? [Read more…] about The World’s Only Ant-Man Movie Review