Monday, November 7, 2011
I wasn't sure what to make of the new Eric O'Grady version of Ant-Man when I first heard of him. I usually prefer a new concept rather than another character simply taking over an existing identity. The mini-series that he was introduced in by Robert Kirkman and Phil Hester garnered a lot of positive reviews so I decided to check it out. It was a lot off fun and this new, more amoral Ant-Man grew on me pretty quickly. There was a lot of fun humor in the story and the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym, was a big part of it, rather than being completely cast aside to make room for the new guy. Since that introduction, O'Grady has shared a mini-series with Pym and has even become a member of the Thunderbolts. That's a great spot for him, as it features characters that fall between the lines of heroism and villainy, and explores which path they will ultimately take. I like O'Grady as a reluctant hero, but I hope he doesn't completely lose some of his more questionable attributes because they keep him interesting.