Ant-Man #2

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 23
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• Ant-Man's starting a new life-- a bold new adventure-- and you know what that means...
•  He needs to borrow some money!
•  Also, an old enemy returns... kinda. Sorta. Maybe?
Rated T+

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Feb 5, 2015

    Of course, what remains to me the best part of the series is Spencers portrayal of Scott Lang, who remains immensely likeable and easy to root for. Its this issue that we really see that his heart is in the right place and that he really is a hero. I dont want to spoil things, but hes presented with some pretty tempting situations that test his moral fibres. While I was pretty surprised by his actions, I again found it to be heart-warming and made Scott a character I really cant hate. Its nice to have a superhero who really wants to be a hero and tries his best to be good, especially in such a cynical age. Just two issues in, with almost no previous exposure, and Scott Lang is already one of my favourite Marvel characters. Spencer has just that good a grasp on the character. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Moargeek - Matt Lyons Feb 21, 2015

    Another great issue to get Ant-Man's newest volume started, and a premise that looks to be a satisfying multi-book arc in the near future. This newest iteration of Ant-Man is quickly becoming a can't miss comic each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comics Recap - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Feb 7, 2014

    Spencer introduces a new character, Mrs. Morgenstern, whom we " and Scott " get the sense that there's more to than meets the eye. I'm enjoying Spencer's story, and I'm thrilled that Cassie has dialogue with her dad in each issue that is thoughtful and non-cursory. Looking forward to seeing where Spencer takes Scott next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 7, 2015

    Does Ant-Man's second issue live up to the quality of the first? That's a tall order. Ant-Man #1 was a near perfect introduction of the character and his story, with Spencer and Marvel clearly giving it their all to make Ant-Man a good comic in the lead-up to his feature film. But can they keep that momentum going into a full series? Based on this second issue, you're darn right they can! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 9, 2015

    Bears, robots, and would-be assassins aside, at its core Ant-Man is a human drama, the kind that Marvel does so well. It's terrific to see that despite several major characters now existing outside the confines of New York, the essence of that dichotomy remains. In fact, in the case of the Scott Lang version of Ant-Man, the "fish out of water" only serves to heighten this notion of the loveable loser, one that we will enjoy checking in with each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 9, 2015

    Fun, weird and engaging, with some great art, and the funniest Iron Man appearance since the first movie. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Feb 4, 2015

    I was just having a conversation this morning about how artwork really makes or breaks a title. The story can be great but if what I'm looking at isn't visually appealing I'm more apt to not return to the title. Fortunately for me, I love the artwork just as much as I love the dialogue. Rosanas and Boyd really answer the call with hilarious deadpans, facial reactions to the action that cause you to laugh out loud, and epic fight scenes that flow seamlessly. Everything is working on this title and you really should go and pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen Feb 10, 2015

    In short, this series made me a fan when I really didn't expect to be. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 4, 2015

    Ant-Man is a fun book. A really fun book. I mean, that's all you really need to know.This could have been a 9word review and under 140 characters. As I struggled to putpen to paper, I realized I had read the book 4 times and my enjoyment level never wavered from first reading to fourth. And that's what it's all about, especially when there is a $3.99 price tag attached to the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 8, 2015

    To bring Spencer's script to life is Ramon Rosanas I truly hope that Marvel can keep this guy on one book. It's becoming increasingly rare to have an artist work on a sole project at Marvel and I'm hoping that Rosanas can work his magic for Ant-Man every month, until the series meets its end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 9, 2015

    There's a lot of glamor in superhero comics, and I'm not just talking about the perfect bodies, cutting-edge tech, and spectacular plots. I'm talking about characters who seem immune to the ordinary screw-ups of everyday life. For sure, there's a paradox to a person capable of superhuman feats yet making a total fail in common sense, but it's one that applies to all of us. It explains how you can manage a vast load of children's dependency cases on a daily basis, yet also eat a sandwich with the wrapper still on it fifteen percent of the time.* Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 9, 2015

    Spencer and Rosanas, with their goofy supervillains and pulpish Nazi throwback, deliver both a fun-reading and fun-looking story in "Ant-Man" #2. Even those not sold on the contents will be immediately sold on the issue by way of Mark Brooks' kitschy Ant-Man snow globe cover " kitschy, sure, but cool enough to hope that someone actually markets a product like that. Two issues into the series, and Spencer and Rosanas seem to have already found their comfort zone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 4, 2015

    Ant-Man may be a small hero but this book is showing he has a big heart. Scott Lang has been around for some time now but Nick Spencer is really shaping him up in a new town with a new mission in a great way. It's clear you can't be too sure what to expect in this series. Ramon Rosanas and Jordan Boyd's art and color gives the book a really nice and different feel from the average Marvel book. Don't let this book slip past you. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Feb 4, 2015

    While still a decent read, the second issue feels a bit too much like the person that tells a funny joke out of nowhere and then won't let the joke go. It makes sense that Scott is down on his luck, but the inane way in which he secures his future in this issue is not deserving of the same praise that made the first issue such a spectacular read. There are still some high points, such as the one panel cameo by Tony Stark, but on the whole this issue leaves the reader wanting a bit more, specifically the humorous first entry in this series. After the standout first issue, it is too early to write off this series after a relative flop with the second entry. The creative team seems to have the overall story together, and good things are likely still in store for this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 10, 2015

    I might buy it out of loyalty, but I wish I was buying it because it's a great comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Feb 5, 2015

    Simple but clear artwork and a script heavy on laughs make Ant-Man a book to watch. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Feb 6, 2015

    There are some strong elements in this issue, but not enough to make this a must read comic. Read Full Review

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