Ant-Man, Vol. 1: Second-Chance Man by Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanos

Ant-Man, Vol. 1: Second-Chance ManAnt-Man, Vol. 1: Second-Chance Man by Nick Spencer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If the blurb can be trusted this volume collects issues #1-5. Read as single issue comics on Marvel Unlimited.

Likeable story but centered around the oldest of comic book tropes… Ant-Man’s daughter in in danger…

Basicly his ex wife decides to move their daughter out of the city and down to Miami Florida, for the girls safety. This prompts Ant-Man to have give up a cushy job he’s just landed and follow them down there. The story doesn’t fall flat mostly because of the easy going tone and light humor in it.

Nothing really seems to go Scott’s way and some of the scenes are downright cringeworthy as he tries to find work in the most awkward ways. We got an interesting little nibble about his new business partner and I hope at some point they go back and explain just how the Nazi Robot got locked in the bank vault.

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Miami Vice Parody Cover from Issue #4.

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I love Nazi Robots!  —>> Wait that doesn’t sound right at all, what I mean to say is I enjoy seeing heroes fighting Nazi Robots.  😉  I thought this page had some of the better looking art from the book.

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Ant-Man: Natural Enemy by Jason Starr

Ant-Man: Natural EnemyAnt-Man: Natural Enemy by Jason Starr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This review is for the Graphic Audio Edition of Ant-Man: Natural Enemy by Jason Starr.

I’ll say I’ve liked all of the Graphic Audio Editions I’ve listened too. There is just something fun about the full voice casts, sound effects and style of these audio books. They might actually add something to the story for me.

In this story Ant-Man and his daughter are placed into protective custody by the FBI because a criminal has escaped that he had testified against in the past. It’s a pretty straightforward superhero story but it lost two stars because of the overuse of his very obnoxious daughter as a plot device.

She takes up and takes over way too much of the story… and I truly started to wish her dead. We could at least give her a dramatic death couldn’t we? But no. She’s allowed to whine non stop throughout the book. I kept thinking for gods sake send this narcissistic little hooch back to live with her mother already. Her dad just takes all the crap she dishes out, because he’s attached to his spawn I guess.

Despite my little rant I did like it and the parts with Ant-Man and his dating woes were fun to read about.

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