Hank Pym: The story behind the man who changed the Marvel universe
In the vast universe of Marvel, there are a large number of characters that have gone down in history, but few have the same impact as Hank Pym. Since his first appearance in Tales to Astonish #27 in January 1962, Pym has become one of the publisher’s most important and emblematic characters, with a career that has spanned decades.
Taking into account the imminent premiere of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘, of which you already have our reviewwe want to know more about the history of this important character, of which we have recently told you what was the reason why he left SHIELD In this article, we will explore the history behind Hank Pym and his impact on the Marvel universe.
The origin of Hank Pym
Henry (Hank) Pym, too known as Ant-Man (or Ant-Man), is a character created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. As we discussed earlier, he first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 as a scientist who had invented a serum that allowed him to change size and communicate with ants. After his first appearance, became a recurring character in Marvel comicsappearing in series like The Avengers and Ant-Man.
Over the years, Pym’s story has expanded and developed, and his role in the Marvel universe has become increasingly important. The role of him as a scientist and superhero has allowed him to interact with many other characters, including the Avengersand has had a significant impact on Marvel history.
Hank Pym’s role in the Marvel universe
Over the years, Hank Pym has had many different roles in the Marvel universe. In his role as a scientist, he has invented a great deal of technology that has been important to the plot of many Marvel comics. Also has had an important role in the creation of the Avengersjoining them in their second adventure in Avengers #1 in 1963.
However, Pym’s most iconic role has been as Ant-Man. As a character, Pym has had the ability to change size and communicate with ants. Over the years, he has had several different costumes and has been able to change size at different levels, which has allowed for a wide variety of plots.
One of Pym’s most memorable moments was when assumed the identity of Yellowjacket in Avengers #59 in 1968. In this story, Pym has a mental breakdown and becomes the villain Yellowjacket. This plot has become one of the most remembered in Avengers history, and has been adapted in various ways over the years.
The Hank Pym Legacy
Pym’s legacy has been very important to Marvel history. Many other characters have been influenced by him, including his wife Janet Van Dynewho becomes the waspand his fellow Avengers, Scott Langwho assumes the role of Ant-Man after Pym abandons him. Additionally, his creation of the artificial intelligence Ultron has had a major impact on Avengers history.
In the world of cinema, Hank Pym has been played by actor Michael Douglas in Marvel’s 2015 film, ‘Ant-Man,’ as well as its soon-to-be-released sequel, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘. In ‘Ant-Man’, Pym mentors Scott Lang and gives him the technology that allows him to become the new Ant-Man.. The film also explores Pym’s relationship with his daughter, Hope Van Dyne, who takes on the role of Wasp.
In conclusion, Hank Pym is an iconic character in the Marvel universe, and his legacy has been important to the history of superhero comics and movies.
Even though the first Ant-Man has had some dark moments in its history, its legacy remains an important part of the Marvel universe. With his role as Scott Lang’s mentor in the ‘Ant-Man’ movie, and his lasting impact on the world of comics, it’s safe to say that Hank Pym’s legacy will continue for many more years in the Marvel universe. What do you expect from Pym’s role in Phase 5 of the UCM?