Ant-Man is the name of one of several comic book characters Marvel Comics, several of whom were members of the Avengers. It first appeared in 1962, in a story written by Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.
The character has also enjoyed a film version in 2015, with Peyton Reed film called Ant-Man, which sees Michael Douglas as Henry Pym and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. The film will also have a sequel in 2018 titled Ant-Man & the Wasp. Scott Lang is also a supporting actor in the film Captain America: Civil War, always played by Paul Rudd.
Ant-Man made his debut for the first time on Tales to Astonish Volume 1 number 35 of September 1962, register written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby, the official sequel to an earlier success story focuses on Henry Pym made by the same duo with the title Man in the Ant Hill (Tales to Astonish Volume 1 number 27 of January 1962). The character immediately gets positive reactions from the public, so that Marvel Comics decided to dedicate the serial Tales to Astonish the little hero. The head continues to offer the following years the adventures of Ant-Man, but it starts to lose the interest of readers after a few exits. Stan Lee, to run for cover, then decides to invent a co-star for Ant-Man, Wasp. In 1963, he made his first debut Janet Van Dyne, on the pages of Tales to Astonish (Volume 1) number 44. The heroine manages to give more importance to the necklace, but with the subsequent numbers the ratings fall again. Lee decides to change Ant-Man, Giant-Man making. Nevertheless, in 1969, the two characters, after thirty-six numbers, are removed from Tales to Astonish and replaced by Namor and Hulk. The two adventures are then moved to the Avengers (Volume 1).
Marvel, however, still believes in the potential of the character and decides to propose it again with a story published in the appendix of Iron Man (Volume 1) number 44, written by Roy Thomas and artist Ross Andru. The duo strikes readers and Marvel decided to publish the adventures of Henry Pym of Marvel Feature, American bimonthly magazine, starting with the number 4, with the Mike Friedrich texts and Roy Thomas and Herb Trimpe drawings. Sales, however, collapse and the publisher is forced to eliminate its projects on the character. Hank Pym, then returns to The Avengers.
Hank Pym is then taken into account in the completion of a cartoon to the early 70s, called Ant-Man and the Wasp. After the spread of an artwork, however, the project was shelved.
In 1979, the House of Ideas try again to launch the character and hires David Micheline to write a story about the character. The writer decides to replace Henry Pym with another character, Scott Lang, precedetemente appeared in the Avengers (Volume 1) number 181. Accompanied by John Byrne and Bob Layton, David Micheline writes its plot of Marvel Premiere (Volume 1) Numbers 47 and 48, which on this occasion take the subtitle of the Astonishing Ant-Man. The two outputs get a mediocre success, but projects to dedicate a hero's head fading . Le Pym's adventures still continue in The Avengers, while Lang becomes the guest star necklaces Iron Man, Marvel Comics Presents, Marvel Two-in-One, Marvel Team-Up and Amazing Spider-Man Annual.
However, despite the various failures to propose Ant-Man readers, Stan Lee still believes in the potential of the character and aims at Marvel Comics realizzargli a film, but given the Treasury movie release I Shrunk the kids, projects ranging upstream. In 1999, Saban Entertainment then produces an animation called The Avengers, which sees as protagonists Ant-Man (Henry Pym) and Wasp, which ended after thirteen episodes due to the limited success of the series.
Towards the beginning of 2000, Marvel Comics publishes the one-shot Ant-Man's Big Christmas, centered on Henry Pym. In 2005, Marvel confirmed the realization of a comic book series license plate MAX! dedicated to the first Ant-Man, Henry Pym and curated by Daniel Way and Clayton Crain, respectively writer and cartoonist. Due to some complications, however, the publisher is forced to delete the project before its publication. In 2005 Robert Kirkman and Phil Hester produce the Irredeembale Ant-Man, durability necklace twelve numbers starring a third man ant, Eric O'Grady, completed the following year.
In 2006, Edgar Wright proposes to Marvel Studios to create a standalone film about the character. The idea is approved and the film is regarded as an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The continuing commitment of the director, however, delay the release of Ant-Man, which initially would have been the first film based on the Marvel movie universe superheroes.
In 2011, Henry Pym and Eric O'Grady become the stars of the miniseries consisting of three Ant-Man & Wasp numbers, written and drawn by Tim Seeley. The first man ant also becomes one of the cartoon characters Avengers - the most powerful heroes of the Earth and of the graphic novel Ant-Man: Season One, and Avengers Origins: Ant-Man & the Wasp. In 2014, Edgar Wright, the director of the Ant-Man movie, leaves the project and Marvel Studios engage Peyton Reed in his place. They are also hired Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. The film was released in 2015, making it the twelfth feature film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In 2015 is released in theaters the film Avengers: Age of Ultron. For the occasion, Marvel published the graphic novel Rage of Ultron starring Giant-Man, written by Rick Remender. The character's stories are then moved on Uncanny Avengers from number nine to twelfth, with a prelude shown in the number 4.
View the release of Ant-Man movie, the publishing house Marvel Comics decided to publish several film adaptations, titled Marvel's Ant-Man Prelude and Ant-Man: Larger than Life, focused on Hank Pym, plus a digital comic starring Scott lang. It then launched a series regular on the second man ant, called Ant-man, written by Nick Spencer and artist Ramon Rosanas, lasting five numbers and an annual. In the same year published the one-shot Ant-Man: Last Days, which is a prelude to the new title Astonishing Ant-Man, which ended in 2016 after thirteen numbers. Panini Comics reprints also different stories about the character in the volumes I Am Ant-Man and Marvel Masterworks - Ant-Man and Giant-Man.
In the same year he was made official sequel to the film dedicated to the character, called Ant-Man & the Wasp, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. In 2016 is announced the production of an animated series based on the character created by Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach. The film versions of Ant-Man and Wasp are then also introduced on Avengers: Secret Wars. Moreover, in the original comic book it is introduced the new Wasp, Nadia Pym, which becomes the protagonist of the Unstoppable Wasp necklace, published towards the end of 2016.