Before becoming a husband and father, Scott Lang used his expertise in electrical engineering to steal from criminals, returning their ill-gotten gains back to the victims they stole from. After marrying Maggie Lang and having daughter Cassie, Scott made a promise to give up his life of thievery. But when he discovered his company, VistaCorp, was stealing money from its customers, he couldn’t stand the injustice. After infiltrating VistaCorp’s headquarters and hacking into the system so he could return the stolen profits, Scott went a step too far, committing a crime that cost him his marriage.
After three years behind bars, Scott Lang was released from jail. However, he couldn’t escape his past as an out-of-work engineer who had resorted to burglary to get even with his unscrupulous ex-employers. Once on the outside, Lang found he couldn’t hold down a job and lost his right to see his daughter. With help from another ex-con, former cellmate Luis, he returned to crime to make ends meet and to help provide child support.