Ant-Man #4

Ant-Man #4

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 18
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• Ant-Man has to pull off an impossible break-in, but he can't do it alone. Which means... he's gonna need a new gang!
•  Er, of criminals. New gang of criminals. Probably should mention that part.
•  This is all because of that stupid mysterious bad guy we can't tell you about. Man, that is annoying.
•  Out with it already, right? Comics.
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Apr 10, 2015

    Once again, the visual styling art of Rosanas are top notch and contribute hugely to the books unique aesthetic, walking the line between a Saturday morning cartoon and something by Louis C.K. Its a really hard style to describe, but I really couldnt imagine the book being drawn by anyone else, it both feels like traditional superhero goodness while featuring totally fresh and inventive. Spencer and Rosanas feel completely in sync by this point, so the only place to go from here is up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Apr 17, 2015

    Ant-Man #4 continues this series’ incredible hot-streak by introducing a new compelling c-lister and moving the plot along at a great pace. Nick Spencer has made Ant-Man a charming family drama at the core and that’s what makes it so special. Ant-Man is laugh-out-loud funny, fun and engaging but the underlying theme of family elevates this comic onto Marvel’s throne. Hickman’s Avengers titles are done, it’s time for Ant-Man to take my top spot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 13, 2015

    And not only that " can we talk about Ramon Rosanas' art for a minute? It's consistently some of the finest work you'll find on any book ever. (Look at how he illustrates Grizzly. He's essentially just a dude in a big-ass bear suit " in the Marvel Universe that's not gonna make you stand out much " and yet Rosanas makes him so much more.) His fluid lines provide a crisp, heightened realism that's more cartoony than David Aja's work on Hawkeye but suitably earnest for a book about a guy who talks to ants. I need Ramon Rosanas to illustrate Nick Spencer's stories for the rest of my natural life, because when something this perfect comes around, I tend to cling onto it like grim death. And I just can't quit Ant-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Apr 10, 2015

    As a team, Roman Rosanas and Nick Spencer work together to create a distinctive tone that is present in every panel of "Ant-Man" #4. They work hard to balance a story that has real stakes with a spirit of fun and enjoyment. Spencer's dialogue is really funny, without venturing into flat out wink-at-the-audience joke territory. Rosanas' art also fits in many fun visual moments, while also delivering character and action driven scenes that are equally good. This a really great issue, and will make you root harder for reformed D-list villains then you ever thought possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 9, 2015

    Nick Spencer really seems to have found his niche writing oddball heroes and villains who struggle for success and acceptance. This particular issue takes a slightly more ensemble focus as Scott Lang adds to his growing crew of reformed, D-List villains in a desperate bid to rescue his daughter. Even as the book becomes more urgent and dramatic, it also taps into the same lovable loser vibe that made Superior Foes of Spider-Man such a blast to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 9, 2015

    "Ant-Man" #4 continues to provide readers with an entertaining exploration of a man trying to live up to a heroic ideal. Scott Lang knows he's got a long way to go to be a hero but, most importantly, he just wants to be a good dad. Spencer shows readers that might be just as important as heroics and illustrates the lengths a man will go to in order to try to return normalcy to a portion of his life. In that quest, Spencer has peeled back the bravado and amped up the humanity, making "Ant-Man" #4 a relatable adventure tale with some interesting personalities lining the journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 11, 2015

    Spencer and Rosanashave really instilled quality heroics into Scott Lang in this series. Ant-Man has an extended sequence breaking into the Cross facility, and it's a delight to read. Read Full Review

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