Janet van Dyne is at a party where the entertainer is a man called the Magician who used his magic to not only make rabbits disappear but the guests wallets as well! Janet as the Wasp tries to stop him but she is captured by the crook. It is up to Giant-man to capture him and free his beloved companion!
Hank barely gives Jan the time of day half the time and now heís going to give her a ring? Wonder If he and Reed both went to the same jeweler. And that diamond looks more like a weapon the way itís shaped.
That little chariot looks dumber every time I see it.
He is the best magician ever!! He made a coin come out of that guyís ear. It MUST be real magic!
So, when they got out from under the tarp--Seriously? An entire room full of people were beaten by a tarp?óno one noticed that Janís dress was there? No one was wondering about the naked woman running around?
Two yachts? For a guy complaining that he was jilted because heís not rich? Cardboard cutouts? LAME plan. Whatís worse is that it worked.
What I learned this issue:
Blue paint makes things invisible against the night sky.
The rivers surrounding Manhattan are only about six feet deep. Giant Man, at twelve feet, can touch the bottom and the water only comes up to his waist.
Blimps canít hold more than a few hundred pounds. At 360 lb. the blimp canít hold Giant Man and the Magician.
Wasp doesnít have normal strength when sheís small. At least not in this issue.
You can train a rabbit to be a beast of prey. Must be what Monty Python did.
The bigger you are the easier you can be hypnotized.
Cybernetics filter out the effects of hypnotism.
Lesson to be learned from this issue: ďNothing can outrun a highly-trained rabbit!Ē
What happened to the boat full of angry rich people who didnít get to party?
OMG!!! Just when you think things can't possibly get any sillier! The ant-chariot, the killer bunny, cardboard cut-outs of people. And this has to be the daftest ending ever - escaping on a paper aeroplane!
One more gripe, the whole "I'll make him jealous by going out with someone else!"/"She's with him? She'd never love someone like me!" story is really bad.
These last three issues have really been a low point in The Order. I'm not 100% sure if that's due to these issues being bad, or relatively bad, compared to what else is happening around this time. It seems like the stories are getting better, elsewhere. But, they remain really poor in ToA.
I agree with other posters. This issue was stupid, and not in a humorous way. Jan has been going on for months about wanting Hank, yet she's slightly considering a proposal from a random guy the readers don't know? Hank returning Jan's affection was just a recent thing, and he's already purposing? The villain is dumb too. That said, this story wasn't so bad that I was outraged at the end of it like some of the Strange Tales stories.
Apparently Kevin McCallister gets his ideas from old Ant-Man comics.
The Magician was a terrible villain. He makes Egghead look like The Green Goblin.
The issue was fun overall, and it's nice to see Ant-Man have human emotions for a change. The Wasp wanting to make him jealous at the beginning of the issue for no reason other than just being a bitch was annoying.
This issue was dumb, and in a spectacularly humorous way. I just don't see how trained killer rabbits and a criminal mastermind who pulls coins out from behind people's ears isn't funny.
Wasp's story at the end of the issue gives kids the important message that it's OK to be lazy and unambitious, because as long as you love someone, everyone needs to be OK with that. Wait, that's a terrible message.
Awful, just awful. "Your eyes are so large that I can hypnotize you in half the normal time!", "Nothing can outrun a highly-trained rabbit!", and "I folded a paper airplane, took a reducing capsule, and glided to safety!". Pulling the plug on a blimp pops it like a balloon and it drops like a stone. I really want this feature to end.
The only way I can make most Ant-Man solo tales work for me is to imagine that he and Jan are basically two people with severe emotional problems and their 'adventures' are just the excuses they use to be with each other while not having to be emotionally open and honest with each other. (Of course, that won't serve their marriage well at all.)
Can't admit you like a gal and want to be with her? Give her superpowers and ask her to fight party entertainers, cranky professors, and people who spin fast. Seriously, Ant-Man's villains couldn't hurt a bunny. He's clearly making these threats up just to hang out with Jan.
Gave it a two just because I liked the bog beast story. The main story sucked
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