Ants in your Pants


Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes #10

Dr. Henry Pym loses out on a warehouse job he really needed — and so does Flint Marko, better known as the Sandman. When Marko robs the warehouse to get revenge, can Pym’s shrinking powers as Ant-Man and his hordes of ant buddies help him stop the Sandman before it’s too late?

Verdict: Thumbs up. Hank Pym makes a great hard-luck superhero here. The ants are funny, his relationship with Janet Van Dyne is amusing, and the job interview at the beginning of the story — where Pym and Marko get beat out for the warehouse job by a pencil-necked geek named Irving Forbush — is definitely a keeper.


Marvel Adventures: The Avengers #35

Storm, Giant-Girl, and Tigra are out-of-town for a few weeks, so the guys on the team are living it up and making colossal messes. And the biggest mess is made by Hawkeye, who signs up for a dating website and accidentally uploads the whole team’s info to the site as well. Soon enough, the Avengers are swamped by the city’s most eligible bachelorettes. Unable to get any crimefighting done, they go to the headquarters of the Lover’s Leap website and find that it’s being run by Batroc the Leaper. Batroc the Leaper?! Why is Batroc the Leaper running a dating website?! Who cares, it’s completely hilarious, so I completely approve. Anyway, Batroc persuades them to go on just a few dates before he’ll remove their info from the site. But of course, Batroc doesn’t play fair…

Verdict: Thumbs up. Very funny stuff, and of course, Batroc is always good for some fun. But I think my favorite panel is this one:


Please note the “Snikts” at the bottom of the panel. Wolverine is not apparently a fan of yappy dogs.

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  1. Will Terrell Said,

    May 6, 2009 @ 11:16 am

    I’ve wanted to “Snikt” a yappy dog or two in my day.