The premiere of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is very close, so before watching the movie you may want to review these comics that we recommend
On February 17, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, the latest release from Marvel Studios and the third film starring the avenger who, against all expectations, found the key to defeating Thanos… and that now he will make sure that no one forgets such a feat. It also helps that Paul Rudd, with all his charisma (which is not little), is the one who gives life to Scott Lang, and that Peyton Reed is back at the reins, after directing the previous two solo installments of the character. Together with them, Evangeline Lilly returns as Hope van Dyne, also known as The Wasp, as well as Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer as Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne -parents of this and original versions of the duo of little superheroes-, and join the cast Kathryn Newton as the grown Cassie Lang, daughter of the titular hero, and Jonathan Majors as the new big villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Kang the Conqueror, a force of nature that transcends space and, above all, time. the previous installment, Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), had a full impact on the narrative that moved the first phases of this massive film project and that culminated in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019)… Ant -Man and the Wasp: Quantumania now enters the new phase of the Marvel Studios plan.
Who has worn the mantle of Ant-man?
More than one hero has answered to the name Ant-man in Marvel comics, the original being Hank Pym, an entomologist and genius in the fields of biochemistry and robotics engineering (his genius would eventually earn him the title of Scientist Supreme). from the earth). It was he who discovered the Pym Particles, which allowed him to increase or decrease the size and mass of any object or living thing, including himself. Once he built a suit to put his subatomic particles to use, he became Ant-Man, and with him, Janet Van Dyne in The Wasp. Both would be husband and wife, and founding members of The Avengers who had a lot to do with some of their most famous adventures, such as the creation of their robotic archenemy Ultron. The Ant-man taken to the movies is, however, Scott Lang, a expert electronic engineer who, unable to support his family with his work, and desperate to cure his daughter (little Cassie), chose to apply his knowledge to break into Dr. Pym’s house and steal his suit… without knowing it observed by him. After his time in jail, Scott Lang turned his back on crime and got his life back on track, and as a superhero he has not only been among the ranks of The Avengers, but has also been a part of The Fantastic Four and The Future Foundation. There have been yet another Ant-Man, when Eric O’Grady wore the helmet… but we’ve yet to see a trace of him on the big (or small) screen.
One hero multiple aliases
Since his debut in Tales to Astonish #27 USA (1961. Marvel Gold. Ant-Man: The Man in the Anthill!), Hank Pym reinvented himself first as Ant-Man in Tales to Astonish #35 USA and, in Tales to Astonish #49 USA, as Giant Man… but there are many identities he has assumed as a member of The Avengers: he adopted the name of Goliath in The Avengers #28 USA (1966. Marvel Gold: The Avengers #2) to save Janet Van Dyne. He also called himself Yellow Jacket from The Avengers #59 USA (1968. Marvel Gold. The Avengers: United in Combat!), and this is an identity tied to the memory of his marriage to Jan… for better and for evil. Falling from grace and on his way to redemption, our hero chose to be just Doctor Pym, Scientist Adventurer, in The West Coast Avengers, most recently leading the Avengers under the name Wasp after his wife. In the case of Scott Lang, his career is also linked to the group in whose pages he debuted in The Avengers #181 USA (1978. 100% Marvel HC. Ant-Man: The Arrival of Scott Lang) as a Stark International technician… to pass to wear the Ant-Man suit in Marvel Premiere #47 USA (1979). So close, in fact, that he was one of the fallen heroes during the dramatic saga chronicled in Marvel Must-Have. Avengers: Disassembled, after which her daughter Cassie honored her father as Stature in a Marvel Must-Have. Young Avengers #1. Since then, father and daughter have shared heroics in the Marvel Universe, either separately or together and scrambled, as was the case in the Ant-Man: Hive World miniseries. Everything stays at home!
Comics You Must Read Before Watching Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quatumania
100% Marvel. Ant-Man 1 – Second chances
This miniseries released the same year as the premiere of the first film. It once again presented Scott Lang to the general public, who finally gets the opportunity he has been looking for all his life: to become the hero he always dreamed of being. Ant-Man is starting a new life, and you know what that means: he has to spend a lot of money. He’s been to prison, he’s been through a divorce, and he’s even been dead, but this is different. Nothing is going to stop him. In this first Scott Lang solo series, featuring Cassie Lang as a supporting character, Scott is cast as a single dad in Miami while running a security business. Written by Nick Spencer with art by Ramon Rosanas and Jordan Boyd, we see Cassie with her father and her relationship now that she’s older, something we’ll be able to see in the new Marvel Studios movie. You can get this tome here. 100% Marvel. Ant-Man and the Wasp – Microverse Adventure
The Wasp is trying to help Ant-Man get back home, but has run into a little trouble on the way. Very small… subatomic, in fact! Scott Lang has been lost in the space between the atoms, and only Nadia Pym can rescue him. In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Scott Lang and the entire ant family will be taken to the quantum realm, and in addition to stopping Kang from getting away with it, they will have to figure out how to get back home.Marvel Must-Have. Young Avengers 1
A monumental volume, containing the complete superb maxiseries in which Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung introduced one of the most refreshing Marvel creations of the 21st century: The Young Avengers! After The Avengers disband, a group of young heroes band together to fill the gap. His first mission: Survive the wrath of Kang The Conqueror. But what has caught the attention of the worst enemy of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? This series marked the first appearance of Hulkling and Wiccan as well as the beginning of her career as a superhero for Cassie Lang.
Marvel Must Have. Young Avengers 2
In this comic by Kevin Grevioux, Mitch Breitweiser and Brian Reber, the Young Avengers find Cassie cowering, lying in a fetal position and uncommunicative. The team is concerned that she will eventually fade out of existence, so her teammates try to help Cassie, who is struggling with her powers. While we also get some flashbacks of Cassie with her father, mother, and stepfather, we also get a glimpse deeper into what is happening in his life, with his relationships and inside his head.Avengers #8
In the powerful villain known as Kang the Conqueror appears for the first time. Using his intelligence and skills as a tactician, Kang eventually tries to conquer the world on his side. The Avengers will have to come together once more to defeat Kang and save the world. Already in his first appearance we were able to discover that he is one of the most powerful villains in Marvel. Tales of Suspense # 93 and 94
The villain known as MODOK makes his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #93, well he doesn’t appear as such but his voice is heard. In this story Iron Man has come to Vietnam to stop the communist scientist known as Media Cara. Storming his castle, he finds that Half-Face has just finished reviving the Titanium Man, repairing his armor and altering his body to be bigger than ever. Watching as the Titanium Man has Iron Man on the run, Half-Face reflects on his past: How he was a mere scientist who dedicated himself to his country and neglected the needs of his wife and his child. His life was turned upside down when a chemical explosion injured him and forced him to become Half-Face, since then he left his past life behind. As Iron Man is continually pummeled by the Titanium Man, back in the United States, a mysterious visitor arrives at Stark Industries and asks to see Tony Stark. Back in Vietnam, the Titanium Man has managed to defeat Iron Man, so Half-Face orders him to destroy a nearby town that has sympathized with the US forces in Vietnam as a propaganda victory for their masters… This story continues in the next issue in which MODOK could be seen for the first time facing Captain America. And up to here the recommendations, many of them can be easily found in your trusted comic book store.