Phase Two: Marvel's Ant-Man (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Alex Irvine
Before he was Ant-Man, Scott Lang was a master thief who wanted to change his ways. But he didn't expect to change his height! So when Dr. Hank Pym recruits him to wear a super-powered suit that shrinks him down to the size of an insect, he reluctantly realizes his life of breaking-and-entering is far from over. Working with Hank and his daughter, Hope, Scott must plan and execute a takedown of Darren Cross, Hank's protégé, who has become so power hungry, he's willing to sell the technology of the suit to the highest bidder. Even if that bigger is an international terrorist organization...© 2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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Reviewed: 2016-05-30

So, I'm gonna come out and say it: I haven't particularly liked any of the Ant-Mans.   (The people who wore the suit and took that name.)   Scott Lang may be my least favorite Ant-Man, though, and I basically bought this to see if there was anything interesting in the way Irvine wrote the hive-mind and it turned out that it didn't give me anything at all, or at least nothing more than the movie did.  

 

Maybe it was silly, but I hoped the simple descriptions of how he controlled the ants would shed more light on the process.   It didn't.   I think I enjoyed this less partly because this was my least favorite of the MCU movies to date, and partly because I brought pre-conceived hopes into this book. 

 

It honestly wasn't better or worse than the others, and the others were loads of fun.   It was just I was hoping for more.   Lesson learned.   Never hope.   Hope is a lie.   (Why, thank you, inner!Cyclonus.)

 

I'm thinking about getting more of these books, but I'm not that into Thor or Captain America, so I'll probably wait until more come out.   And I do hope they continue until Civil War, at the very least.   Wants those Vision scenes in print, please!

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