Characters Appearing: Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Stature (Cassie Lang), Taskmaster, Wasp
Issue(s): Avengers #223
This issue has the semi-famous sequence where Ant-Man rides on Hawkeye's arrow so he can reach and disable a bomb embedded in a dummy launched from a cannon. So thanks to everyone involved for making it possible for me to type that sentence.
The Taskmaster escapes in the end.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Seems like that panel has gotten some traction in the last decade since an Avengers cartoon used it and I wouldn't be surprised if Marvel Studios does something with it.
Posted by: david banes | May 3, 2016 10:47 PM
Would not be surprised at all.
Posted by: Erik Robbins | May 8, 2016 9:45 PM
That "Ant-man rides Hawkeye's arrow" tactic was a super-move in Marvel vs Capcom 3
Posted by: Jon Dubya | May 8, 2016 10:10 PM
Now, I wouldn't want to spoiler anything...:-D
Posted by: Cecil | May 8, 2016 11:12 PM
I've always found funny the panel where Hawkeye and Ant-Man catch up to Taskmaster and Tasky says in a startled manner "Hawkeye? A-And Ant-Man?" That may be the only time (to my knowledge) in Ant-Man's history, going back to when Hank Pym first donned the helmet and antennae, that Ant-Man inspired fear/nervousness in anyone, particularly a badass foe like the Taskmaster. Wish there was a scan of that, but oh well.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | January 29, 2018 12:59 PM
In addition to the "Ant-Man on the arrow" panel sequence, the cover to #223 features a closer view of Hawkeye prepared to fire with Ant-Man crouched on the arrowhead and the tagline "When Ant-Man and Hawkeye join forces.... SOMEBODY'S GONNA GET IT!" This is a cover I believe can be sarely tucked in the "so silly it's still cool" category.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | January 29, 2018 1:14 PM
Don't know if I should've said surely or safely tucked, but either works better than the "sarely" I initially typed!
Posted by: Brian Coffey | January 29, 2018 1:16 PM
I like to think Taskmaster was stuttering because he was struggling to remember who Ant-Man was. Of course, with his memory issues, that's not quite the burn it might otherwise be.
Posted by: Andrew | January 29, 2018 1:49 PM
Both Mego style Hawkeye and Marvel Legends Hawkeye include an arrow with ant Man attached to them...
Posted by: Jay Gallardo | May 2, 2018 5:45 PM
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