Marvel is working very hard this week to make sure you know who Ant-Man is. This was both inevitable and necessary—inevitable, because there’s an Ant-Man film headed our way in six months’ time, and necessary, because, well, Ant-Man is a pretty complicated comic book character.
Enter Ant-Man #1, Marvel’s new comic series dedicated to the story of Scott Lang, the Ant-Man we’ll meet in movie theaters this summer. Should you pick up the comic? The short answer is yes—written by Nick Spencer, with art by Ramon Pasanos and colors by Jordan Boyd, Ant-Man #1 is a very funny, well-executed first issue that tells a complete story (something few first issues manage to nail) and sets up a fun new status quo for Scott Lang.
That’s the ant-sized version, at least. The whole story is a bit longer, and considerably more complicated.