Ant-Man (Hank Pym)


Dr. Hank Pym. Super scientist, Dr. Hank Pym uses special particles to change size. Originally the formula allowed him to shrink where he was attack by ants, though was rescued by a different species of ant. Later Pym would begin to control his size and use a helmet to communicate with and control ants. Initially formula was a liquid, then later gaseous, and finally by the time of Avengers #1 pill form. Later Pym would be able to control his size changing abilities via a cybernetic device in his costume. Pym was formerly married to a Hungarian defector who was kidnapped and murdered. Inspired to become Ant-Man so that he was no longer standing by while criminals were acting freely in the world. Pym would also be forced to confront romantic feelings he had for his partner Wasp, when she was grievously injured fighting Count Nefaria. (Avengers #13)

Ant-Man joined his girlfriend Wasp in taking a leave of absence from The Avengers after the defeat of The Masters of Evil and the death of Baron Zemo. (Avengers #16)

First appearance: Tales to Astonish #27
Joined Avengers: Avengers #1
Left Avengers: Avengers #16