Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Marvel Year Two: Ant-Man and the Wasp

A few changes to Ant-Man, maybe the only for a while.  We learn of his first mental breakdown, when his first wife is killed by Communists in Hungary.  He also teams up with the Wasp, a young socialite who vows to fight crime after the death of her father.  For a while, anyway

A charming, man-crazy pest, or stalking sexual harasser.  Let history be the judge.  Wasp is described as too young but technically an adult, so I'm guessing college age.  Don't know how old Pym is supposed to be, but he's all strictly business and not getting involved in an age-inappropriate romance.

Also, Pym is evidently supposed to be hunky.  I'm sure young girls in the 60s had pin-ups on their walls.

Soon after he's joined by the Wasp, Pym starts using his growth formula to become Giant-Man, with an effective limit of twelve feet.  Unless there are some surprises, we might not cover the duo for a while until something gets interesting - at least interesting for the Pyms.

(Tales to Astonish 39-50)

Collected in Ant-Man/Giant-Man Epic Collection: The Man in the Ant Hill, available from Amazon

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