Henry Pym

Ultron

Ant Man
Real name
Henry Pym
Current alias
Ultron
Aliases
Ant Man; Giant-Man; Goliath; Yellowjacket; Wasp; Dr Pym, the Scientific Adventurer
Affiliation
Relatives
Maria Troyvana (wife, deceased); Janet Van Dyne (AKA the Wasp, wife, divorced); Nadia Pym (daughter)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Height
Variable
Weight
Variable
Hair
Unusual features
Variable size
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
Scientist; crimefighter
Origin
First appearance

History

Ant Man is an American scientist who has discovered a means of reducing his size with a special gas and communicating with ants. He brought crooked businessman Charles Harrington to justice after Harrington tried to rob his own company with a stolen teleportation device (see Hulk Comic #48-49).

Powers and abilities

Abilities

Size changing; ability to command insects.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

Flying ant.

Notes

  • Though Ant Man is of course an American character, he featured in a British-produced story by Steve Moore and Steve Dillon in Hulk Comic #48-49, which appeared to be set early in his career. The same title also reprinted his original American series and his short lived 1970s series from 'Marvel Feature'.
  • A version of Ant Man who inexplicably seemed to be based in Britain appeared in the Marvel Story Book Annual published some years earlier. Ant Man also appeared in reprint titles from Alan Class Publishing, as well as Odhams short lived title Terrific.
  • Ant-Man has also gone under various other names and identities over the years, including Giant Man, Goliath and Yellowjacket. Later still, he was unwillingly merged with his homicidal robot creation, Ultron.
  • Henry Pym was later replaced as Ant Man by burglar Scott Lang, who stole his suit but was allowed by Pym to keep it (scroll down for more info).

Trivia

In the Marvel UK-originated strip, artist Steve Dillon slightly altered Ant Man's costume, giving him flared gloves and buccaneer boots instead of his original skin-tight boots and gloves.

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Scott Lang

Ant Man

Ant Man
Real name
Scott Lang
Current alias
Ant Man
Alignment
Affiliation
Relatives
Cassie Lang (daughter)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
First appearance

History

Scott Lang was a burglar with a natural talent for defeating security systems who stole the Ant Man equipment designed and created by Henry Pym in order to use it to save the life of his daughter, Cassie, who had a serious heart condition. He ended up using the costume to thwart a criminal mastermind, in return for which, Pym allowed him to keep it. Lang has since had a lengthy career as a superhero, fighting alongside the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and the Guardians of the Galaxy. At one point, he died (see Avengers Disassembled Vol 1 1) but he later got better.

Powers and abilities

Powers

Able to change size at will.

Abilities

Communicating with ants.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

Flying ants

Trivia

Scott's daughter Cassie eventually became the superhero Stature, using her father's size changing abilities.

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