Real heroes come in all sizes. I’m excited that Ant-Man and The Wasp is coming to theaters July 6th 2018! I’ve been waiting for this team up since that stinger scene with Hope and The Wasp suit. But before we jump back into the quantum realm, it’s time to get to know more about our heroes. I picked 8 comics to read before Ant-Man and The Wasp.
“Tales to Astonish” #27 (1962)
This is the debut of Hank Pym and what I would call an Ant-Man pilot. This was a new style and perspective for the comics. And at first many believed this would be just another one-off issue. But The Man in the Ant-Hill returned.
“Tales to Astonish” #35 (1962)
Eight issues later sees Hank Pym’s return. This is also the first time we see him in the familiar red-and-black suit with silver helmet.
Avengers Origins: Ant-Man & the Wasp (2013) #1
Scientist Hank Pym meets Janet Van Dyne. This story tells how the two fell in love and became the powerhouse couple behind Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Founding Members of the Avengers
“Avengers” #1 (1963)
What a lot of MCU fans don’t realize is that Ant-Man and The Wasp were founding members of the Avengers. They were present right from the beginning, alongside our favorites like Thor and Hulk.
Ant-Man & Hawkeye in Avengers (1963) #223
Does that image of Ant-Man and Hawkeye look familiar? Yep, that was another from the comic book pages to the big screen moments in Captain America: Civil War. Hawkeyes and Ant-Man team up to take down The Taskmaster once and for all.
“Marvel Premiere” #47-48 (1979)
Scott Lang is the Ant-Man we all know and love from the MCU. This is the first time he is introduced to Marvel fans. Scott was looking for a second chance. He wanted to be a hero and save the life of Cassie his daughter. He put his burglarizing skills to good use when he stole Hank Pym’s old Ant-Man suit in order to save the only doctor who could treat his dying daughter.
Second-Chance Man in Ant-Man (2015) #1
Scott has been to prison, got divorced, and yes even died but Superior Iron Man needs him. So this is his time to shine and be the hero he’s always wanted to be.
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Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude
Relive some of the best moments from the first Ant-Man and see how he and Hope come together to become the team we will need in Ant-Man and The Wasp.
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If you follow me on my social channels you might have seen me sharing the big news: I’m headed to LA at the end of the month for the Ant-Man and The Wasp Press Event! More details coming soon!
Ant-Man and the Wasp is in theaters every July 6th 2018!