Astonishing Ant-Man #3 NM Farinas 1:25 Variant Cover Spencer Quantumania Movie


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Astonishing Ant-Man (2015) #3B

Published Feb 2016 by Marvel
Limited 1 for 25 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Cover by Ulises Farinas
28 pages, full color

Because you demanded it: Scott Lang, the Astonishing Ant-Man, teams up with Sam Wilson, Captain America! Just like you saw in the movie! Except in the movie, they actually got in a fight. And in the movie, Sam was still Falcon, not Captain America. But… close enough, right?!! Please buy our book, movie-watcher people! The return of The Slug! Er, he wasn’t in the movie either. Dang it.

Featured Characters:
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) (Main story and flashforward)
Captain America (Sam Wilson)
Ant-Man Security Solutions
Machinesmith (Sam Saxon) (Main story and flashback)
Grizzly (Max Markham) (Main story and flashback)
Hijacker (First appearance)
A Giganto
Slug (Ulysses Lugman)
Power Broker
Luis (Cameo) (Only in flashforward)
Miss Thing (Darla Deering) (Mentioned)
Cassie Lang (Mentioned)
Cross Technological Enterprises (Main story and flashback)
Augustine Cross (Only in flashback)
Crossfire (William Cross) (Appears in flashback)
Director Maria Hill
Venom (Flash Thompson) (Mentioned)
Ant-Man’s Ant
Taskmaster (Tony Masters) (Only in flashback)
Whirlwind (Dave Cannon) (Only in flashback)
Kangaroo (Brian Hibbs) (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
Beetle (Janice Lincoln)

The good news is that Captain America wants Scott Lang’s help with a mission. The bad news (or at least, the bad news Scott is aware of) is that said mission is less about superheroics and more about stealing something and annoying SHIELD – both things Scott REALLY cannot afford right now. And unbeknownst to Scott (but knownst to us), his life is about to become even more annoying and dangerous, as his sworn enemies at Cross Technological have launched their own henchman-recruiting app.

Nick Spencer continues to deliver the funny, as he skewers both modern technology and the Marvel Universe. I found myself laughing out loud more than once as I read this issue. This was due to both the interplay between Sam Wilson and Scott Lang and the mock commercial for Lackey.

The artwork proves equally excellent. Ramon Rosanas is a perfect comedic partner for Nick Spencer and his work here reminds me of Kevin Maguire’s work on Justice League. And the colors by Jordan Boyd are well chosen, with the tints used to simulate a phone screen being particularly noteworthy.

A third Ant-Man film, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, is scheduled to be released on July 28, 2023, with Reed returning to direct and Jeff Loveness writing the script. Rudd, Lilly, Douglas, and Pfeiffer reprise their roles, while Kathryn Newton takes over as Cassie Lang. Jonathan Majors joins as Kang the Conqueror.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is an upcoming American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope Pym / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and the 33rd film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay by Jeff Loveness, and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, alongside Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, and Jonathan Majors.

Plans for a third Ant-Man film were confirmed in November 2019, with Reed and Rudd returning. Loveness was hired by April 2020, with development on the film beginning during the pandemic. The film’s title and new cast members were announced in December 2020. Filming in Turkey began in early February 2021, while additional filming occurred in San Francisco in mid-June, ahead of principal photography starting at the end of July at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire and ended in November.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 28, 2023, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.

Bill Murray has been cast in an undisclosed villain role.

Near mint, 1st print. Bagged & Boarded.