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Subj: Re: The Irredeemable Ant-Man #7
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 01:02:12 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: The Irredeemable Ant-Man #7
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 11:28:59 am EDT

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it's my favorite book out right now (then X-Factor and Thunderbolts). i actually don't mind that the lead is a degenerate because it's done in a "loving" way by Kirkman. this version of Ant-Man isn't malicious so much as he's selfish, immature, and in dire need of guidance. so far he's shown no hesitancy to save other people, risking his safety to do so. but his extracurricular activities definately disqualify him as a role model, of any sort. i'm very surprised that Robert Kirkman has been able to pull this off; making someone who doesn't deserve powers interesting/entertaining. it's a shame that more people aren't reading this title. it's quite unique.

small spoiler: my favorite part of the book was Eric talking about his quest for a superhero hideout with a giant penny and dinosaur.


> I try to keep my reviews spoiler free these days, but keep in mind that spoilers may come up in any replies.
>
> Also, I don't bother with a ranking system because my opinion is in the review. I don't think I need to show what scale I liked or dislike something on.
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> The Irredeemable Ant-Man #7
> Marvel Comics
> Written by Robert Kirkman
> Illustrated by Cory Walker
>
> I really like this book. I should not enjoy a series with a lead character who is so absolutely intolerable this much, but I can't help myself.
>
> I picked up the first three issues on the weekend, and adored them, so when issue 7 hit the shelves today I had to grab it. The fact that there was a fill in artist on the book didn't even phase me, and Phil Hester's art was what originally drew me to the book. Cory Walker's work suits the book and I'll be happy to see more of it in the next issue. Fellow Hester fans need not worry though as he will return for issue 9.
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> Kirkman is performing an incredible balancing act with this book by taking the title character, Eric O'Grady, from one extreme to the other several times through the course of an issue. At one point he can be the worst example of humanity you could imagine, but at the next he'll have a moment of tenderness that allows the reader to pity our protagonist, if only for a moment. By the end of the issue we even get to see O'Grady fight a classic Marvel villain, and act as a hero... not that it will make you like him all that much!

small spoiler: my favorite part of the book was Eric talking about his quest for a superhero hideout with a giant penny and dinosaur.

Yes! Loved that bit!





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