[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Atlas manages to lead Ant-Man, Giant-Man, and Goliath away from the Frost Giants’ Ice-Hounds and over the wall that sectioned off half of the inner territory. As our four heroes get closer, they find a bridge guarded by another group of Frost Giants. Atlas takes a gamble that leads the four of them being invited to stay with the guards for a meal and a party. Now our Giant-Men just need to survive a night of drinking and singing with Frost Giants before going after Ymir himself.
War of the Realms: Giant-Man #2 finds our absolute units taking gamble after gamble as they get closer to the heart of the Frost Giant kingdom in what was once Florida. They manage to regain their covers, only for unforeseen threats to force them back into the open.
Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, and Atlas have grown somewhat closer by now. They’re learning one another’s personalities and strengths, but still none of them are experts on Frost Giant culture.
Atlas steals much of the spotlight in this issue, as he is the one most often taking the lead in dire situations–and making the most dire of mistakes. As a longtime Thunderbolt fan, I’m all here for Erik Josten getting the spotlight.
He’s also the one who points out what kind of mission it is once they get closer to Ymir and the Frost Giant capital. He’s the one who delivers the bad news of that to Ant-Man, even if Ant-Man already knew himself deep down.
Marco Castiello’s artwork continues to look fantastic and bring the right mixture of grit and fantasy to the comic. His work is also quite expressive, and it lends itself to the more somber moments of the story. Rachelle Rosenberg’s color art is also quite moody and atmospheric, bringing even more emotion to an already-surprisingly heavy comic.
War of the Realms: Giant-Man #2 is another excellent issue for this spin-off miniseries. We get to see Atlas, Ant-Man, Giant-Man, and Goliath use their wits, guts, and a bit of luck to strike into the heart of the Frost Giants’ newfound home all the while Castiello and Rosenberg bring it to life with excellent visual work. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.
War of the Realms: Giant-Man #2 comes to us from writer Leah Williams, artist Marco Castiello, color artist Rachelle Rosenberg, letterer VC’s Joe Sabino, cover artist Woo Cheol, and variant cover artist Marco Checchetto.
Final Score: 8/10