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The Short Man’s Complex, Part IV

In my humble opinion, one of the best treatments of Hank Pym was in Kurt Busiek’s and George Perez’s late-‘90s run on AVENGERS, which correctly characterized Hank Pym (calling himself Goliath again by this time) as a deeply troubled man uncertain about his role as a superhero and the propriety of his recent reconciliation with […]

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The Short Man’s Complex, Part III

We continue our journey into the COMICS 101 Vault with part III of our Ant-Man coverage… By the late 1970s, and early 80s, Hank Pym as Yellowjacket had settled into a standard supporting role in AVENGERS and other Marvel books like DEFENDERS and MARVEL TEAM-UP. As time went on, Pym began to fall into periods […]

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The Short Man’s Complex, Part II

Five months after the Wasp’s debut,  Henry Pym underwent the first of his identity changes, utilizing his growth serum to grow beyond normal size as Giant-Man. At first, Pym was limited to a maximum height of 12 feet, but was later able to reach heights of 100 feet, although it proved too debilitating to be […]

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The Short Man’s Complex

Was spending some quarantine time yesterday re-watching Peyton Reed’s wonderful ANT-MAN movie, and it got me in the mood to talk about Ant-Man. Let’s get started! Here’s a question I get a lot: “Who’s your favorite super-hero?” It’s a question I usually dread, because it requires a lot of explaining, but here we go. It’s […]

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The Little Guy Wins Big

I’ll admit, there were some concerns about expectations on my part. After all, any one who’s been reading these pages for the last decade knows that, for reasons even beyond my explanation, Ant-Man has always been my favorite superhero.  So could any movie live up to what I’d been wanting to see on the big […]

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Spotlight on Cassie Lang

  Cassandra Lang was introduced as Scott Lang’s daughter in Marvel Premiere #47 – Lang’s first outing as Ant-Man. We took a look at that issue here. Truth is, though, I was reading about Cassie’s adventures as a superhero before I ever read a single Ant-Man story, so she’s always been fascinating for me. Though […]

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Ant-Man: Accidental Hero

Of all the superheroes, Henry Pym was the first of his type and there are now only three. This has not served the character well but may serve him better in the future.   Henry Pym first appeared in Tales to Astonish 27, which was back in its all-monster days. In fact, Tales to Astonish […]

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A Microscopic View of Nick Spencer’s Ant-Man

Nick Spencer’s work runs the gamut in terms of topics, style, and tone. He went all dark and Burton-meets-Templesmithy with Bedlam, Morning Glories puts the mystery of Lost into an evil boarding school, Superior Foes of Spider-Man went high action with low characters, and that’s really just beginning to crack the shell. But if there’s […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.