Crossfire gets unexpectedly shot in the shoulder, and yells at Cassie for shooting him. She tells him she didn't shoot him and it cuts the panel that I actually expected: the Beetle actually stuck around to help Scott, but doesn't want anyone to know. It’s like the opposite of Black Cat, and I like it, and I can see it developing in future issues as well. Crossfire does not believe Cassie and goes to shoot her in retaliation, but Cassie shrinks as he fires and the bullet hits his own nephew Augustine. Cross blames Scott for this, of course, and he grows larger than the room. He grabs Scott and Cassie in one hand and intends to crush them. All of a sudden, the ceiling gives way and we find out Cassie called in for some reinforcements from the ants!
Another slam dunk of an issue by the creative team of Astonishing Ant-Man. This book balances humor, action, and intrigue to great effect. Some developments in this story appear to be set-up for storylines down the road, but that makes them no less entertaining. I strongly recommend this issue and the entire run of Astonishing Ant-Man.