Character Study: Scott Lang (Ant-Man)

I enjoy discussing characters, and so I wanted to point out my recent post at Comparative Geeks today. I went to see the Ant-Man movie on Friday and I loved it. So much it seems, that I can’t stop talking about it! I wrote a review on Sourcerer, and I plan on reviewing the latest comic featuring the delightful Scott Lang. But I’d love to know your thoughts – on Scott, or on superheroes in general. Stop by and join the conversation!

Comparative Geeks

Ant-Man armyReal Name: Scott Lang

Powers: Thanks to Pym Particles, Scott (Ant-Man) can shrink to the size of an ant. He can also communicate telepathically with insects. When he shrinks, he retains his human strength.

Abilities: Scott has expertise in electronics.

Background

Scott Lang is the current Ant-Man, though he achieved the title by unorthodox means. He stole the Ant-Man suit from Dr. Henry (Hank) Pym, in order to save his daughter’s life. Not the first time Scott stole in order to support his family. He turned to crime when he was no longer able to support his wife and daughter, and became a skilled thief as a way to make ends meet. Of course this path didn’t end well, and Scott spent a time in prison.

After his release, he worked in the design department at Stark International; trying to turn over a new leaf. When he discovered…

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