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Old 07-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #39
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Default Re: Hank Pym?

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
Here's the situation:
Hank Pym is *not* a solo superhero. Yes, he and Janet had an occasional cameo thing going in a Marvel anthology comic in the early 60s along with a bunch of other superheroes, sci-fi heroes, Western heroes, horror heroes, detective heroes and other pulps (some of whom went onto greater fame; most of whom didn't). But they weren't major heroes. So Stan Lee elected to give Giant-Man (yes, Giant-Man; this Ant-Man stuff only represents a handful of issues) and Wasp some exposure in the new Avengers comic in 1962, and the rest is history.

What Hank Pym is famous for is this: being an Avenger. Period. He's not a solo hero, so a solo film was always a bad idea. But he *is* famous for.....say it with me....being an Avenger. He was, is, and always shall be CORE Avenger. Doing the Avengers without Hank Pym is like doing the A-Team without B.A. Baracus, or Justice League without Batman.

So people, including The Goddamn Joss-Man himself, marginalize him, say he's not important, say he's not needed.

Joss just lost his geek cred card entirely. Any Avenger fan knows the score. And Joss doesn't know the score.

Oh yeah. That is a totally reasonable comparison.

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