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Face Front, True Believers! A Marvel Comics Thread

Octopus Prime

Jingle Engine
(He/Him)
Apparently there is an Ant-Man miniseries to celebrate his 60th anniversary.

And naturally, on it’s face, I don’t care because it’s Hank Pym.

However… this is an Al Ewing comic so it starts off *bonkers* and I am *all in*
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
While I prefer Hank Pym in his Dr. Pym identity, Al Ewing is one of the few writers I trust to make Pym's character something other than 'slaps Janet on the face', so I gotta check that out.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I wish Marvel didn't backtrack on him being scientist supreme cause that's kind of a fun take on the character. Of course, it helps Dan Slott is a fun writer.
 

Octopus Prime

Jingle Engine
(He/Him)
He is presently as dead as any comic book character has ever been, like wow, this guy ain’t coming back dead, even by comic book standards. And I’m sure this story is going to end with him back to lofe
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
And I’m sure this story is going to end with him back to lofe
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I wish Marvel didn't backtrack on him being scientist supreme cause that's kind of a fun take on the character. Of course, it helps Dan Slott is a fun writer.

I don't know if Marvel really backtracked on this so much as it was never really a thing to begin with, since it was a joke on Pym by Loki that happened in ~6 issues or so all by the same writer. Is there an interview where Slott says he wanted to make it official but he wasn't allowed by Marvel corporate? It really read to me as just a story where Pym is tricked into thinking that this is true. This might also be the difference between reading it in real time (where the joke lasted half a year so readers had time to feel like it was a real thing) vs my reading it in back issues (where the joke lasted an afternoon).

Although I guess it's Loki so you could easily write it so the reveal that it was joke was a lie, actually he really was Scientist Supreme the whole time. But it really read to me at least like it was just a big joke at Pym's expense.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
See, I read the story where it happens but not when it is undone. If I read it together, it might be easier to tell if it was part of a narrative gag or if it feels like a backtrack. Reading on wikipedia, I assumed it was a "next writer" thing, like pretty much undoing a lot of New X-Men a month later. With Chuck Austen.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
Loki told Hank it was his trick. That might be true or not, but either way it didn't really come up again.
 
if carol had just kept hanging around with the x-men for like another few weeks in the 80s she could have met rachel summers and learned that alternate future children are sometimes mutually exclusive with your present timeline, so this is not a big deal
 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
If I had a nickel for every time there was a rocky relationship for an African American legacy superhero who had become an independent and awesome hero in his own right and his girlfriend that frequently fights in wars in space because someone took a trip to the future and saw a possible future child, I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice.
 
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