Ant-Man in the All New All Different MU

Is ANT-MAN 'Breaking Bad'? Marvel’s Probably Just Messing With Ya

by Michael DoranDate: 26 June 2015 Time: 03:54 PM ET 1548 11Reddit0Submit0

"Ant-Man #1" cover by Mark Brooks
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The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex has a first look at the Mark Brooks cover to the post-Secret Wars relaunch of Ant-Man, and it appears as if ex-con Scott Lang might be returning to his outside-the-law ways, flanked by supervillains Whirlwind, Porcupine, a new Beetle and Grizzly. But look closer. While the black & white shading and the seeming team of villains suggest a changing role for Lang in the Marvel Universe, Marvel actually wants you to looks more closely at the image.

“We’re hinting at a major development for Scott. Scott is an ex-con, he’s a guy with a criminal past,” explained series writer Nick Spencer. “This teaser hints that he may not be quite as reformed as we might have thought. This is our first big hint that Scott’s going to find himself back in his old world, back in a criminal life.”

However ... editor Wil Moss also pointed out a very specific element of the image. “The key thing to take away from the promo images is, if you look at Scott’s hand that he’s holding behind his back, he has his fingers crossed.”

Or in other words - no truthsies.

Marvel is keeping the details sparse for now, but did say Lang’s new status quo is influenced by his daughter Cassie, and their father-daughter relationship that was adriving force in the last volume of the series.

“But over the course of the events of the first arc, he actually puts Cassie in a lot of danger,” revealed Spencer. “So he’s come to reassess what he thinks his place in her life should be. When we begin this new story, it’s a very different relationship than it was before.”

The new series will focus on their damaged relationship and whatever happened in the eight-month gap all Marvel titles will feature leading up to Ant-Man #1.

As to Cassie herself, Spencer wouldn’t bite if asked whether a return to get own superhero alter ego Stature was in his plans.

“You know I can’t say anything yet,” the writer said. “But I’m a big Cassie fan. I’m a big Stature fan, who knows what might be in the future.”

Speaking about the villains - several of whom were featured in Spencer's Superior Foes of Spider-Man series - the writer would only reveal Grizzly has a job in Lang’s new Ant-Man Security Solutions company. “I’m having a blast writing him,” said Spencer. “He’s just a big, loyal guy who is trying to go straight. Trying to be a good guy, and not doing the best job of it.”

Though not in the image, Darren Cross – the main villain in July's Ant-Man film, and an unnamed classic Marvel villain whom Spencer teased as "'80s-tastic," would also be a part of the series’ supporting cast.

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Scott's Tendrils

so.......whats the deal with them? do they have any specific function? how do they work? did Scott make them?

some info on them would be helpful, as well as some info regarding any other interesting pieces of tech Scott may have

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What If Jan is alive

What if Hank Pym's deceased wife in the Ant-Man movie is Maria Trovaya and Janet is his second wife like in the comics? i know it won't matter to a lot of people but i'm curious to see how others would feel.

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Marvel Re-Genesis:Sign Up Thread

Welcome,Viners and aspiring writers!!! Marvel Re-Genesis is a Fan-Fic Group where Viners can reimagine their favorite Marvel character as part a shared universe alongside fellow Viner.

Lines/Subgroups:

Depending on what kind of story you choose to write, your stories will be logged into a one of the following subgroups. Each group has a "magistrate" who oversees things and makes sure everything goes smoothly for that section of the shared universe. Additionally writers will be added to a pm where they can chat with their magistrate and fellow writers.

Avengers World :Titles featuring anyone of the Regenesis Avengers are logged in Magistrate:None yet

Academy X :the home of Re-Genesis' X-Men /mutant related stories Magistrate: @_atomikill_ & @ageofhurricane

Revolution For titles featuring the Next Generation of heroes. Magistrate:None yet

Arcana Re-Genesis' tales of the mystical and horrifying. Magistrate:none yet

Infinity : Journey beyond Earth and the norm in this line dedicated to cosmic and high concept sci-fi. Magistrate: @joshmightbe

Shadowland: A line for stories taking place in the darker corners of the MU. Villains, Gritty Anti-Heroes, and Espionage will be right at home here. Magistrate:none yet

Nexus: A line for stories set in alternate universes or time periods Magistrate:

Excelsior: a line for everything else!!!!

Current Titles:

Captain Marvel written by @joshmightbe

X-Men written by @_atomikill_ & @ageofhurricane

Hulk written by @tdk_1997

Illuminati written by @arkhamc1tizen

Guardians Of The Galaxy written by @arkhamc1tizen

Ronin written by @monarch_chronicle

Daredevil: Man Without Fear written by @thejester

Pyro written by @batkevin74

Hercules written by @turbinail

The Defenders written by @avenging_x_bolt

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Lego Batman 3 Blog & Official Character List

Just listing all the confirmed characters for the game and giving people a place to chat about it

Confirmed Heroes/Heroines :

Superman-New 52 Costume

Batman-New 52 Costume

Wonder Woman-New 52 Costume

Green Lantern (Hal)-

Flash (Barry)-has enhanched speed, building abilities, can overheat treadmills

Martian Manhunter-has martian vision, can fly,can morph into a bigfig form

Cyborg-New 52 Costume

Atom-can shrink

Plastic Man-Flashpoint Costume

Robin-Post Infinite Crisis Tim Drake

Alfred-

Aquaman-

Batgirl-

Superboy-

Black Canary

Booster Gold

Blue Beetle

Billy Batson/Shazam

Hawkman

Miss Martian

Nightwing

Saint Walker

Star Sapphire

Adam West/Batman 66

Beast Boy

Frankenstein

John Stewart

Supergirl

Stargirl

Dick Grayson

Kilowog

Indigo-1

Swamp Thing

Detective Chimp

Green Arrow

Geoff Johns

Jor-el

Lara

Kelex

Kevin Smith

Superpets:

Batcow

Krypto

Ace

Confirmed Villains/Villainessess:

Kalibak

Black Adam

Ra's Al Ghul

Two Face

Blight

Me. Freeze

Music Meister

Polka Dot Man

Rainbow Raider

Deathstroke

Atrocitus

Bleez

Brainiac

Sinestro

Doomsday

Gorilla Grodd

Catwoman

Lex Luthor-classic armor

Joker-Classic costume

Cheetah-New 52/JL:Doom hybrid

Firefly-The Batman costume

Killer Croc-Arkham City Costume

Solomon Grundy-classic costume

Bat-Mite-Silver age look

Harley Quinn

Arkillo

Larfleeze

Mr.Mxyzptlk

Black Manta

Killer Moth

Man-Bat

Penguin

Riddler

Bonk

Faora

Zod

The game has multiple hubs that can be explored, essentially recreating the open world feature

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DC Mayhem: Secret Origins# 1

9:15 PM

Jump City, California

On this starry night, a jet black limousine cruises it way down the brightly lit streets of Jump City's marina

Within the limo however is one not so ordinary passenger, fine clothing hiding the many scars the decorate his lean yet muscular body, with smooth, long jet black hair that tapers in front of his deep soulful blue eyes. His name is Timothy Jackson Drake: Inheritor of the Drake family fortune, young scientific prodigy and formerly the masked superhero known as Robin.

In his lap rest the head of Ace, his pet Great Dane, whom snoozed peace fully as his master chats on his cellphone with a very important person

"and you're sure everything is alright? they're treating you well?"

"Tim darling, for the final time yes!!!!" The slightly exasperated yet amused voice of Dana Drake, Tim's loving stepmother replied

I’m sorry for being this worrying so much, I just want everything to go right." Tim replies sheepishly while scratching behind Ace's ear absent mindedly, causing the canine to let out a low contented growl.

I know sweetheart and i adore you for it. But it’s really not necessary, i feel spoiled.

It’s perfectly necessary, milady. and you'd best get used to it because it’s only going to get better once you get here and out that horrible place."

Several months earlier, Tim had been targeted by a mysterious crime fighting figure answering to the name Sin Tzu. Possessing incredible fighting and strategic prowess, Sin claimed to want to change the world for the better offered Robin an apprenticeship on the condition that Tim undergo a series of ritual tests. After completing the tests however, Tim had slowly began to change; He became sullen, distant ,and reclusive before vanishing completely.

Around this same time, a brutal vigilante known as the Shadowdragon had begun targeting those close to Tim including the Teen Titans, a team of young heroes of which Tim had led/founded. After weeks of unsuccessfully pursuing the criminal, the Titans were horrified to discover that the villain was none other then a mind controlled Tim Drake. They managed to free him from the control of Sin Tzu (in truth a megalomaniac with dreams of conquest) but not without loss. Tim's father was murdered by a close friend/ally of the Titans who had been under Sin Tzu's employ the entire time.

This event had caused poor Dana to go nearly mad, forcing Tim to leave her in a mental health clinic.

It's the very least i can do, seeing as how this is all my fault anyway.

"Tim....stop....don’t do this to yourself, sweetheart"

I cant help it Dana, none if this would ever have happened if i hadn't become Robin, lied to you and trusted that psychoti---." Tim began to say before being quickly interrupted

"Yes, it would have.....Owen was a sick man. if he didn't hurt us than he just would have hurt someone else. Its not your fault and don’t ever tell yourself otherwise." Dana's voice shook a little as she said it. Not wanting to upset her any further, Tim changed the subject.

The two conversed for a short while longer before Dana ushered to bed by her nurse and Tim hung up, pocketed his phone and wondered and sighed. It had been a long and tiring day and no sooner had the closed his eyes to catch a quick nap, had the limo come to a a complete stop.

"We're here sir" came the voice of Marv, the limo driver from the front seat."

Tim groaned, gently shook Ace wake and proceeded to exit the vehicle. the cool salty ocean air greeted him as he stepped out onto the marina and gazed at the top of the line vessel that now served as his home but would soon be something more.

Marv wished Tim a good night but before entering the car to leave, he took one look at the ship and whistled before simply stating "man, oh man, what a beauty."

"Yes.....Yes she is .Take it easy Marv." Tim replied as he made his way towards the boat with Ace right by his side. Tim thought about Dana, now nestled safely in her bed and smiled. Her day maybe over but his was just beginning, for he had a plan.

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