So alas, here we come to the end of my work week. Sorry to all you other poor bastards that can't say the same. I feel ya'.
Well cheer up, because St.Patrick's Day is this weekend, and you'll have plenty of opportunities for fun and hangovers!
I probably should've done something special to mark the occasion as I've done in the past, but frankly I didn't think of it sooner, and I'm lazy.
But that's cool.
So, today's randomly picked back issue to spotlighted today is Avengers(Vol.3)#76 February, 2004.
This one's from the very brief fun by geek god and Dan Didio's favorite writer, Geoff Johns.
Yes, you read that right, Geoff Johns actually did write The Avengers once upon a time. Sure it didn't last longer than a cup of coffee, but it wasn't terrible.
Well today's issue revolves around the bickering (then) teammates Ant-Man Scott Lang and Jack of Hearts.
Ant-Man's pissed because he lost custody of his daughter Cassie to her mother due to his duties as an Avenger. Although to be fair he wasn't a full-time Avenger at the time. A point he makes to the judge, but that still doesn't sway the judge despite the acknowledgement of said point.
Jack of Hearts is pissed, because he's forced to stay in heavily armored bunker underneath Avengers mansion because the energies that power his body are slowly killing him and and cause him to explode due to his half-alien physiology.
So you have those factors causing these men to already be in shitty moods, take it out on each other. Of course it doesn't help that they're personalities already rub each other the wrong. You know how it is; you have a co-worker that you absolutely can't stand but are forced to deal with because it's work, and you need the income that job provides, so you do your best to suck it up and get through the work day. Well same the principal applies here, except their jobs is to protect the world from super-powered threats and the like.
Well things get worse for both men, as Ant-Man's daughter Cassie is abducted from school by a man claiming he needs her help finding his missing daughter Jessica. It's all a ruse, and pretty quickly he's pulling a gun on her, intending to kill her like he did his own daughter, the same one one he claimed was missing.
Ant-Man goes after the both of them and finds them fairly quickly with his powers.