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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For more Ant-Man and The Wasp:
Breaking Down The New Ant-Man and The Wasp Trailer
7 Reasons Why I Love Ant-Man
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!
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I remember sneaking my brother’s comics to read when I was growing up. I don’t know why I didn’t buy my own. I haven’t read a comic book in years and I’d love to catch up and read all the ones you suggest.
I used to be a big comic fan. Of course, I was reading The Archies, but hey. These look exciting and thrilling!
We don’t read comic books in our household anymore. I do know couple of guys who still enjoy their comic books and discuss them all the time. They would enjoy reading this post so will share with them.
My kids love comic books. I will have to get them an Ant Man comic book – they would love it 🙂
We have missed a few Avengers movies but his one looks like a lot of fun and we have to learn about these heros. My son will have a lot of time soon so we will look for this in July.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All
I have ever been into comic books, probably why I never know any background about the Marvel movies. My youngest brother used to read them and is into the Marvel movies so he might enjoy these.
Great list. My kids were just talking about this movie last night. I’ll have to do some looking and get them some of these comics.
I don’t know much about the comics for Ant Man so it’s awesome that you’re sharing this list. I really liked the first movie and I’m excited for the second one.
Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com
I can’t wait to see this movie in theaters. I have to make sure to check out these comic books as well.
When I was a kid, we didn’t have TV. The only media form of entertainment for me is reading comics!
Hubby and I were just talking about this and we are totally looking forward not just the Antman but for the Wasp too! He could not believe the series as he wasn’t an oroginal heroes fanatic when he was young. I definitely need to show him these comic reads!
I used to be a comic reader when I was a kid. I remember my brother used to collect these. I love your list collection my brother will be thrilled.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
I’m not a comic book fan, but I do love Marvel movies. We’ve been keeping up with them all, and can’t wait to see this one!
Ok so I call myself a huge Marvel fan, but have never read the comics. My son has and fills me in on the details. I have watched every single movie and will not miss one. But his reminds me of the history and the place where it all started and the great importance to honor it.
I’m not really into comics but I really enjoy the movies! My favorite so far is Black Panther!