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    Ant-Man(Scott Lang) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by David Michelinie and John Byrne and first appeared in The Avengers #181.

    Scott Lang was an ex-convict and electronics expert hired by Stark International, which enabled him to steal the Ant-Man suit from Hank Pym who had long since given up the name. Lang stole the suit to help his sick daughter, which, when Pym found out, caused Pym to give the suit to Scott, allowing him to become the second Ant-Man. As Ant-Man he served as an Avenger for years, until he was killed during the Avengers Disassembled storyline. Years later he was resurrected in the Avengers: The Children's Crusade mini series. Following his resurrection, Lang was briefly the head of the Future Foundation.

    Publication History(1)

    Created by David Michelinie and John Byrne, Scott Lang first appeared in The Avengers #181 (March 1979) and as the second Ant-Man in Marvel Premiere #47 (April 1979).

    Ant-Man appeared prominently in the 2012's FF series by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred.






    An ongoing series focusing on Lang, titled simply Ant-Man written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Ramon Rosanas, began in January 2015. After Marvel's Secret Wars event, the series continued with the title Astonishing Ant-Man.



    Fictional Character Biography(2)

    Scott Lang was an electronic engineer who was unable to support his family, and decided to turn to crime. He was caught and sentenced to 5 years in jail, but got out early for good behavior. Once freed he began to work at Stark International's design department.

    When his daughter was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, Lang sought help from Dr. Erica Sondheim, who was kidnapped by Cross Technological Enterprises founder Darren Cross, for help with his own heart condition. In order to rescue her, and save his daughter, Lang broke in to the home of Dr. Henry Pym, the first Ant-Man, and stole his technology. After a successful rescue, Lang tried to turn himself in, but Pym allowed him to keep the suit, but for the purpose of good.

    Dividing his time between costumed heroics and his family responsibilities, Ant-Man worked alongside several super heroes, aiding members of the Avengers against the mercenary Taskmaster on two occasions. When Baron Zemo’s Masters of Evil attacked the Avengers and took control of the Avengers Mansion, Ant-Man offered his assistance to the Avengers in defeating the criminal super-team. The Fantastic Four subsequently hired him as an electronics expert when Mister Fantastic was believed to be dead, and he was inducted into the team.

    Following Mister Fantastic’s return, Ant-Man joined the team known as Heroes for Hire and clashed with such enemies as Ghaur and the Master. After Heroes For Hire disbanded, he again aided the Avengers against the Taskmaster; he also began dating former super hero Jessica Jones, although their relationship ended after he learned she was pregnant with Luke Cage’s child. Ant-Man next fought alongside the Avengers against the menace of Scorpio and the In-Betweener, then was invited to join full-time, a role he only accepted after losing custody of his daughter to his ex-wife.

    As an Avenger, Ant-Man had always butted heads with his teammate, Jack of Hearts, who later sacrificed his life in order to rescue Ant-Man's daughter. Ant-Man was killed when Jack of Heart's resurrected body blew up the Avenger's Mansion.

    Powers and Abilities(3)

    Using a gaseous form of "Pym particles" kept in a compartment in his belt, Ant-Man had the power to shrink himself (and other people and objects along with himself) to the size of an ant and return to normal. Over time, he has acquired the ability to change size at will, seemingly without the need for the gas. His cybernetic helmet allows rudimentary telepathic communication with insects, and is equipped with sound amplification equipment allowing normal-sized humans to hear him. The helmet also has a retractable plexiglass face shield and a limited air supply. Lang retained his normal strength in ant size.

    Scott Lang can also shrink to sub-microscopic size, and thereby enter the countless "subatomic universes".

    He has advanced training and expertise in electronics, having earned an electronics technician certificate, plus additional advanced electronics training he received while in prison. At times, Lang even made his own modifications to the Ant-Man equipment, such as installing the Pym gas dispenser in his helmet rather than leaving it on his belt, or mounting an electric disruptor into his helmet for offensive purposes.

    Supporting Characters


    Ant-Man has a number of allies including Hank Pym, Hope Pym, Spider-man, The Avengers, Jessica Jones, Jack Of Hearts and many more.



    Over the years Scott Lang has made a number of enemies including Yellow Jacket, Taskmaster, Baron Zemo, Ghaur, The Master and many more.









    Ant-Man was the 12th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie was directed by Peyton Reed and featured Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Micheal Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellow Jacket. The movie got average reviews by critics, but was enjoyed by fans.

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    Captain America: Civil War(2016)

    Captain America: Civil War is the 13th installment in the MCU. It was directed by the Russo Brothers(Anthony Russo and Joe Russo). The movie featured Robert Downey Jr. as Iron man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johannson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Paul Bettany as Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch,Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and Tom Holland as Spider-man. The movie was a huge hit, it performed extremely well financially and critically. It is considered to be the best superhero movie.

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    Notable Comics(4)

    Comics Writer(s) Artist(s)
    Marvel Premiere #47 David Michelinie John Byrne, Bob Layton, Bob Sharen
    Iron Man #133 David Michelinie, Bob Layton jerry Bingham, Bob Layton, Carl Gafford
    The Last Days Of Ant-Man Nick Spencer Ramon Rosanas, Jordan Boyd
    Astonishing Ant-Man Volume 1 Nick Spencer Ramon Rosanas, Jordan Boyd


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