Punchy wrote:Your criticism of that scene would hold weight, if it featured any character other than Eric O'Grady Ant-Man, who is anything but 'a man with tremendous power and intelligence' and has probably not saved the world even once. Ant-Man mostly uses his powers to look at naked women, and is generally an idiot. That scene conveyed his idiocy (and Iron Fist's impatience with it) perfectly.
Check out Kirkman's 12-issue Irredeemable Ant-Man series.
He's a sleaze, but he has done noble things and he has shown great cunning at times. He's certainly not the stammering buffoon that Bendis portrays. This is a guy who helped Steve Rogers escape, has been in the Thunderbolts, and demonstrated considerable stealth during the Skrull invasion.
But, for the sake of argument, let's just say that Bendis's characterization is excellent, that doesn't save the book from the choppy, jarring dialogue and the long, wordless water scene. Filler, filler, filler.
This is a crap book. Bendis should stop writing it and concentrate instead on single-character books.