To be fair, Ant-Man #1 might not have the most accurate portrayal of bees, but it does have a very fun one, in which the supervillain Swarm (a mad Nazi scientist who merged his consciousness with a swarm of bees that walks now pilots his skeleton like a fascist bone-bug mech) steals a bunch of hives of bees to make himself bigger. The bereft beekeepers call Scott Lang in to rescue their buzzing buddies and, well ... bee suit.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. If you missed last week, click here. Let’s get started!
MAKE NEST OF MAN YES
MAN IDEA GOOD
HIVE ONE TAKE US FROM SWEET WORK
I love these bees.
The Dreaming #18
The Dreaming is so fabulously good! I could say more but it would all be spoilers! If you’re a Sandman fan you need to read it!
X-Men/Fantastic Four #1
Reed and Sue Richards’ son Franklin is losing his mutant powers, so the X-Men showed up to offer him a place on Krakoa. Then Reed got mad that they thought he couldn’t fix his own son, things got increasingly heated and, well ... Reed’s never really been father of the year material. Chip Zdarsky and Terry Dodson’s miniseries is poking at some really meaty ideas about parenting inside all the mutant metaphor.
And speaking of Zdarsky, it’s hard to grab bits of his Daredevil for these posts for spoiler reasons, but it’s quite good and you should read it.
Marauders! Every issue I slap my knee like an old timey prospector and cackle “Doggone it they’ve done did it again!”
Black Cat #9
I’m a simple woman. You remind me that Wolverine is a short king, I put it in the roundup.