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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - The Astonishing Ant-Man: Everybody Loves Team-Ups

A lot of people aren’t aware that Ant-man was in the original line-up of the Avengers when the comic first came out. Of course, that was Hank Pym in the suit. However, the MCU introduced Scott Lang as their Ant-Man and so many people assume that he’s the original.

‘Everybody Loves Team-Ups’ focuses on Scott and what he does with his life once he’s forced to go solo. His attempt to start up a security company seems to go quite poorly, all of his relationships seem to end in tatters, he’s always being targeted by the most Z-class villains and most of all, he’s not even able to maintain a relationship with his daughter. However, all of these failings don’t seem to stop him from trying to change his life around.

So what’s unusual about this novel is that the main character, who is, or at least was a super-hero, has no desire to be one anymore, and is just trying to create a legitimate business and an ordinary life. However, there is great character development in the novel, as we see Scott admit to many people around him, how his past behaviours have led him to his unfortunate situations.

The artwork was fairly basic, but not in a bad way. The style was quite simple and reminiscent of comic books of old. The covers were the opposite, and quite modern. Overall, not a bad comic book, but one that had very little story!

Favourite Panel:

I loved this interaction!

Favourite Character:

It’s probably Machine Smith, who’s just the weirdest robot ever!


  • Story Arc: ★★

  • Character Development: ★★★½

  • Artwork: ★★★

  • Enjoyability: ★★★

  • Re-readability: ★★

Level: Beginner

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