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The Challenge Of Comrade X

Starts off with 3 bank robbers trapped in a bank vault, but are saved by Ant-Man who enters the lock mechanism and unlocks it.

Days later, a young woman is looking for Ant-Man. She goes to a police station, but the police don’t know how to locate him. However, Ant-Man learns of the girls request as Ant-Man has insects in police stations to alert him of emergencies.

Ant-Man finds the young woman who tells him that a spy called Comrade X is after him and his secrets. She knows the spy is hiding on a freighter docked at the pier.

That evening, Ant-Man goes the pier, but is captured in a glass box. Ant-Man summons ants to attack the crew, causing one of them to drop his weapon that smashes the glass box Ant-Man was in. Now free, Ant-Man goes after Comarade X who was waiting for him. Ant-Man gets ants to cover the ceiling light and in the darkness he ties the spy’s laces together causing him to fall. The ants uncover the light, pull the mask off Comrade X, who we learn was the young woman from the beginning.

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The Challenge of Comrade X! 0

Coming off from a surprisingly gripping debut as a recurring superhero, here we already get the impression that Larry and Jack have little ideas about where to take a man the size of an ant. This month we’re treated to another Red Under The Bed story, this time with the shocking reveal that Comrade X isn’t just a commie, but a woman too! It’s a whodunnit that caught me off guard, but not for the right reasons. My reaction was more a “oh…” than a “oh…!”A similar reaction occurred when reading abo...

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Where to begin? O.K., this Ant-Man story is all sorts of wrong. First, there's the obvious anti-Communist propaganda on which its based - not that unusual for early Marvel, but laid on pretty thick here.Then there's Ant-Man's communications network of ants - pretty clever idea except it really gives ants way too much credit for what they can do. Speaking of which, this issue is chock full of ants doing the impossible - from making boats that they navigate at sea to turning keys in locks - practi...

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