This thread or article is devoted to one of the original avengers called Hank Pym because I think that he's very cool.
So what, why don't you make a thread about Batman? He's cool, you ask. Yes but everyone knows that Batman is cool,
a lot of people believe that Hank Pym is a lame character. Non-comic-reading people think that his powers are lame and comicbook fans think about one particular scene, This one:
I don't want to defend the actions that he did because violence is never allright but there are some nuances you have to consider. First when he did this he was having a mental breakdown
and he had a lot of stress. Egghead was messing with him when Hank did this. Secondly it was meant to be an accident. The writer wanted Hank to hit her by accident when he was talking
fustrated to Janet. The artist drew it like this and because they didn't had any spare time to change this mistake, marvel kept it this way. Third we allways remeber this act of violence when
talking about Hank, but what about the other character Reed has hit Sue (she was possessed) and treated her very poorly. Batman slapt Dick Grayson (he did again in the new 52) which is
child abuse and Iron man wore and flew his suit while being drunk which is extremely dangerous. They are forgiven but somehow we can never forgive Hank Pym. Fourth, Hank Pym did it, he
knows this and never forgets this or forgives himself. He has a lot of shame and realy tries to become a better person. In avengers academy you could even see that he started a center were
women who experienced spousal abuse could find help. All these things made his character more complex and less cardboard cut if you ask me.
That isn't realy a reason to think he's cool, no not really but what is a reason is that he is the scientist supreme. The Enternity gave him this title.
You could say that that doesn't mean anything characters like Reed Richards or Victor Von Doom are smarter, and you are right but every scientist
has their own expertise (not every character) you could say. Bruce Banner is expert in Gamma radiation, Tony Stark in well uhm weapons,etc...
Hank Pym isn't only an expert in A.I. but he's also an expert in science that has to do with different dimensions. These inventions are so bizarre
that it almost looks like magic. Hank traveled trough the dreamscape a dimension between minds sort to say. Travelled around the door by just opening
a door (Pymparticle door). Had a base in his own pocketdimension, visited the microverse and a lot of other cool stuff.
Another reason why he is cool is that he created Ultron, yes, yes Ultron is evil but nonetheless he is awesome. Ultron is one impressive invention,
he's one of the greatest enemies of the avengers and whitout Ultron we wouldn't have the Vision or Jocasta.
Another reason why it is a great fan for Pymfans is the upcomming Ant-man movie in 2015. I sure do hope that it will be Hank Pym and not Scott Lang or Eric O'grady.
But where is he now? I mean in the marvelNOW, I haven't seen him anywhere (he might be dead but everyone knows that won't last long). He could be a good memeber of the New Avengers with all these smart characters involved. He isn't but maybe in the future. He sould have a role in the upcomming Age of Ultron arc.
For some cool Hank Pym comics I would recommend the mighty avengers run where he's team leader, Ant-man and the wasp mini and perhaps avengers academy.
oh 1 more thing why he's awesome, this scene: