Friday, October 06, 2006

The Irredeemable Ant-Man #1

The Irredeemable Ant-Man #1
Quite an oddball little title. Which actually makes it somewhat endearing. Even though the main character is clearly a bit of a schmuck. But the title makes that point anyways, doesn't it?
A low level S.H.I.E.L.D. functionary discovers Hank Pym's new Ant-Man suit and uses it to score chicks. That's it. The rest of the issue is all backstory - which is still unfinished. The story was okay, but didn't really have very much of a conclusion - which is fine for the initial issue of a new title.
The art by Hester and Parks is absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of the good old days on Green Arrow before Ollie and Dinah's relationship was so casually sabotaged, and Mia got given HIV. Love it. I'll definitely stick around for the rest.
As for Kirkman, his writing is usually pretty good, as long as he isn't just hacking it out like in Marvel Team-Up, or never sticking to his deadlines like on Walking Dead. If he stays serious (or Slott-serious at least), and gets this book out monthly, it has the potential to go further than merely six issues.
Unfortunately, the book may suffer somewhat from very little visible press coverage. I read it on a lark - not quite certain of what to expect within. I actually expected something completely outside of mainstream Marvel continuity. I picked it up based solely on the word Irredeemable in the title.
I hope that this GOOD book gets a chance to EXCEL.

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