Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics . Created by editor and writer Stan Lee , screenwriter Larry Lieber, and cartoonist Jack Kirby , the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish # 27 (January 1962). The character, a scientist who debuted in a standalone sci-fi anthology story, returned several themes later as the original iteration of the superhero Ant-Man with the power to shrink an insect. Together with your partner / wife in the fight against crime, Janet van Dyne , continues to assume other identities of superheroes, among them, as the size changer, Giant Man and Goliath ; the insect-themed Yellowjacket ; and briefly the Wasp . He is a founding member of the superhero team, The Avengers .

Debuting in the Silver Age of comics Henry Pym has appeared in other Marvel media such as animated films, video games, television series, and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards. Michael Douglas plays the character in the movie Ant-Man of Marvel Studios 2015 and reprises his role in the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

The biochemist Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym discovers an unusual set of subatomic particles that labeled as “Pym particles”. Trapping them inside two separate serums, Pym creates a formula that alters their size and a formula that reverses the effects, testing them on himself. Reduced to the size of an ant, Hank is trapped in an anthill before escaping and using the reversal formula to restore his size. Deciding that the serums are too dangerous to exist, Pym destroys them. Soon after, he reconsiders his decision and recreates his serums. Pym’s experience in the anthill inspires him to study ants, and he builds a cybernetic helmet that allows you to communicate with and control them. Pym designs a suit made of unstable molecules to avoid bites or scratches from ants, and reinvents himself as Ant-Man.

After several adventures, Pym is contacted by Dr. Vernon van Dyne asking for his help in contacting extraterrestrial life . Pym refuses, but is attracted to Vernon’s socialite daughter , Janet van Dyne. Vernon is later killed by an alien criminal who teleports himself on Earth, and Janet asks Pym for help in avenging Vernon’s death. Pym reveals his secret identity to Janet, and uses Pym particles to graft wasp wings below her shoulders, which appear when Janet shrugs. Janet assumes the alias of the Wasp , and together they find and defeat Vernon’s killer. The couple became founding members of the superhero team known as the Avengers.

FIRST APPEARANCES

Ant-Man is the name of several superheroes appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby, Ant-Man’s first appearance was in Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962).

POWER and ABILITIES

Hank Pym is a scientific genius with a Ph.D in biochemistry and nanotechnology, and expertise in the fields of quantum physics, robotics/cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and entomology. Pym discovered the subatomic “Pym particles” that enable mass to be shunted or gained from an alternate dimension, thereby changing the size of himself or other beings or objects. Pym is the creator of the robot Ultron, who he created as an experiment after examining Dragon Man, showing his knack for AI and Cybernetics.

ORIGIN STORY

Biochemist Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym discovers an unusual set of subatomic particles he labels “Pym particles”. Entrapping these within two separate serums, he creates a size-altering formula and a reversal formula, testing them on himself. Reduced to the size of an insect, he becomes trapped in an anthill before he eventually escapes and uses the reversal formula to restore himself to his normal size. Deciding the serums are too dangerous to exist, he destroys them.

ENEMIES & ROGUES

Hank Pym’s biggest antagonist is his own creation, Ultron. He also clashes regularly with the organizations that fight the Avengers.

ALLIES

His staunches ally is his wife, Janet Van Dyne/The Wasp. Among his affiliates include Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Secret Defenders, Defenders, Avengers Academy, Secret Avengers, Avengers A.I. and the Illuminati.

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