Ant-Man and The Wasp #2 Review: Watch Your Step - Bleeding Cool

Ant-Man and The Wasp #2 Review: Watch Your Step

Posted by June 22, 2018 Comment

Ant-Man and the Wasp #2
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Writer: Mark Waid, Artist: Javier Garron, Color Artist: Israel Silva, Letters: VC's Joe Caramagna, Cover by: David Nakayama, Graphic Designer: Anthony Gambino, Assistant Editor: Kathleen Wisneski, Editors: Jordan D. White and Nick Lowe, Ant-Man created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby, Wasp created by Stan Lee, Ernie Hart, and Jack Kirby, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

A subatomic society has come under attack by a relatively large foot that is crushing their society. That foot belongs to Wasp, aka Nadia van Dyne, who is still currently blind after the events of last issue. Ant-Man, aka Scott Lang, is busy trying to repair her eyes from the molecular level, but the remains of the red creature are fighting him inside Nadia’s eyes. Meanwhile, the subatomic society, threatened by the giant foot, are deciding whether to contact The Wasp or destroy her.

Ant-Man and the Wasp #2 cover by David Nakayama
Ant-Man and The Wasp #2 cover by David Nakayama

Ant-Man and The Wasp #2 continues its wild sci-fi narrative with Scott and Nadia simply trying to survive in the subatomic universe while inadvertently threatening an entire civilization.

It’s strange and whimsical, but that’s primarily removed from Scott and Nadia. They have the odd one-liner, but their part of the story is spent grounding the character in short summaries of their origin stories.

The whimsy and fun, oddly enough, mostly comes from the panicking civilization. That sounds a little cruel, but it’s a goofy situation. They’re so far from human in appearance, but they have structures like your average disaster movie recreation of the American government. Plus, you know they’re not being threatened. It’s all a misunderstanding.

Ant-Man and the Wasp #2 art by Javier Garron and Israel Silva
Ant-Man and The Wasp #2 art by Javier Garron and Israel Silva

Javier Garron once again provides excellent artwork given a lot of detailing and soft edges. It looks great, but it’s also given a lightness fitting of the whacky sci-fi story. The aliens have an anarchic yet expressive design which I hope survives this miniseries. Israel Silva gives the book color art that is bright, popping, and heavily contrasting. This catches the eye well and generally looks good.

Ant-Man and The Wasp #2 is another fun yet emotionally centered issue of the superhero sci-fi comic. Scott and Nadia continue to be endearing and compelling protagonists, and the story is strange and unique. This one comes with a recommendation. Check it out.

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(Last Updated June 22, 2018 11:38 am )

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Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.

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