Ant-Man #4 Review

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Dylan Burnett, Mike Spicer, and VC’s Cory Petit

Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 13, 2020

Well, comic books are back, and while the first round of Marvel stuff is digital-only books that, to be honest, are not big sellers, that doesn’t mean they aren’t any good. I can’t explain why Zeb Well’s Ant-Man hasn’t hit with more people, but I can tell you that I have enjoyed it so far. It’s a fun book with a great father/daughter vibe, and while the threat is world ending in scope, it is also an Ant-Man threat through and through. So, is this issue good enough to get everyone onboard a book that deserves more people reading it? Let’s find out…

The issue opens with Pam, and if you are like me, I have been afraid for my favorite gatekeeper ant since the end of the last issue. The hill is under attack, and it’s heartbreaking to see what I knew was going to happen… Why did it have to happen?!? I am a bit upset that I seem to care more about this than Scott. He shrugs it off in a couple of panels, and it left me wondering if Zeb Wells realized how much readers (or maybe it’s just me?) loved Pam. Oh well, perhaps we can get a proper send-off by the end, but that bastard Macrothrax has the Pym Particles, and that’s is not a good thing. So, it’s off to the Savage Lands to kick that murderer’s bug ass!

Meanwhile, Macrothrax is indeed in the Savage Lands visiting the Bug-Lords, and after he gives them the Pym Particles, they kick his sorry ass out of their lair. Those Bug-Lords give zero f***s about Macrothrax and his buddies, and I think it may be their downfall, but we shall see.

What we do see right away, though, is Ant-Man and Stinger flying into the Savage Lands on enlarged Elephant Hawk Moths, and Scott says it and I agree…they are bad-ass!!! These are the types of moments that you only get in an Ant-Man book, and Dylan Burnett makes it look awesome.

The awesomeness continues with Cassie getting her kick-ass moment (and inappropriate language warning from her dad), and yes, there is a little more feels for Pam and the ants. However, the big feels are of the holy crap variety as Macrothrax reveals his big plan, and believe me…it is enormous! Yea, it’s kind of sad to remember that this book is ending next issue, but it’s going to be huge for those reading it, like me.

Ant-Man #4 is another fun, quick issue that ramps up the action and spectacle, and while there aren’t as many character moments, the ones we get are great. I love Dylan Burnett’s art and have to give a massive shout-out to the colorist, Mike Spicer, who makes it all pop. I know it’s a pipe dream, but maybe if enough people read this and the next issue…

Final Thoughts:

Ant-Man #4 is a fun issue with some feels and a big threat getting way bigger by the end. Zeb Wells and Dylan Burnett will be ending things next issue, and it’s a shame more people haven’t been reading this book… I recommend you change that and start reading this series.


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