Why Ant-Man Should Have Been Black

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in 'Ant-Man.' Photo courtesy of Marvel Films

Most of the best-known legacy superheroes are white. Ant-Man is too, and for the same reason. He was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby in 1962, a time when pulp media rarely featured heroes of color. But does that mean he has to be white forever, even in the new Marvel film?

Ant-Man isn't that well-known, after all—and the Scott Lang, ex-con version of the character (created by David

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