Believe it or not, somewhere one Earth Marvel’s Ant man is somebody’s favorite Avenger. With Avenger mania sweeping the planet (and draining wallets everywhere) Marvel Studios is fully aware that Ant Man has the potential to be HUGE (see what I did there). Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright will soon be bringing us the misadventures of Hank Pym, also known as the Ant Man. Considering Mr. Wright has consitantly given us cinematic gold, we have high hopes for the Ant Man franchise. Now, last we heard there is no solid plan to bring Edgar Wright’s Ant Man into the current Avengers film universe, but if we whine enough we may get our way. More importantly however are the following questions. Who exactly is the Ant Man? And, who is the perfect actor to portray the super genius Hank Pym?
Well for your information I’ve been interested in try to pick up a few comics here and there, but I’m not so much into the super hero thing. But, while I was browsing a certain digital comics storefront something caught my eye: THEREMIN… what?! And now a non-comic reader’s review of a comic.
Full disclosure, I own a Theremin, I’ve watched the documentary about Leon Theremin and Clara Rockmore, who I’m convinced is the only person that can actually play the damn thing… and come on, Rock-more. Anyhow, the cover depicts our favorite Russian scientist-inventor standing tall against the backdrop of the Kremlin and the night sky.
And what’s this? He’s holding what looks like a
space laser, correction, retrofuturistic ray gun. Let me stop me right there. Sold.
Indeed, Theremin issue #1, written by Curt Pires and art by Dalton Rose, tells the story of the inventor-turned-super-spy’s journey through space time. Thanks, of course to his trusty musical, but not actually intended to be, invention he finds the time between time. The use of silhouettes and color-hues go hand in hand with the non-linear, spy-fuled storytelling.
It’s totally plausible, since the real Theremin pretty much fell off the face of the Earth for a number of years… or did he fall off the face of time? I’ll let you decide. So let see: science, analog instruments, spy stuff… check. Yep, I think I’m on board. Check out Theremin #1 published by MonkeyBrain comics.