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Ant-Man Reading Guide

Ant-Man is the name given to several superheroes appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby, The first Ant-Man was an identity created by the scientist Hank Pym who created the Pym particle that allowed him to shrink. Hank Pym would eventually change his identity and become the superheroes Giant-Man, Goliath, and Yellowjacket. A reformed thief named Scott Lang would eventually take over the role of Ant-Man which was then passed on to Eric O'Grady. Hank Pym's Ant-Man was also one of the founding members of the superhero team known as the Avengers.

The Origin of Ant-Man

Essential Ant-Man, Vol. 1

Collects: Tales to Astonish (1959) 27, 35-69

Avengers Origins: Ant-Man and the Wasp #1

Collects: Avengers Origins: Ant-Man & the Wasp (2013) 1

Ant-Man: Season One

Collects: Ant-Man: Season One 1

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Volume 1

Collects: Avengers (1963) 1-15

The Avengers, Vol. 3 (Marvel Masterworks)

Collects: Avengers (1963) 28

Ant-Man creates Ultron

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Volume 6

Collects: Avengers (1963) 54-55

Marvel Masterworks: Avengers – Volume 7

Collects: Avengers (1963) 59-60

Marvel Feature Presents “The Astonishing Ant-Man” (Comic #4) July 1972

Collects: Marvel Feature (1971) 4-10

Scott Lang becomes Ant-Man

Ant-Man: Scott Lang

Collects: Scott Lang: Marvel Premiere 47-48, Iron Man (1968) 131-133, 151, Avengers (1963) 195-196, 223, Marvel Team-Up 103,

Avengers: The Trial of Yellowjacket

Collects: Avengers (1963) 212-230

Ant-Man in the 2000s

Avengers: Ultron Unlimited

Collects: Avengers: Ultron Unlimited 19-22

Avengers Forever

Collects: Avengers Forever 1-12


Collects: Alias 1-28

Avengers: World Trust

Collects: Avengers (1998) 57-62

Ant-Man Vol 1

Collects: Ant-Man 1-4

Avengers Disassembled

Collects: Avengers Disassembled (1998) 500-503

Eric O’Grady Becomes the Irredeemable Ant-Man

Young Avengers

Collects: Young Avengers 1-12

Irredeemable Ant-Man

Collects: Irredeemable Ant-Man 1-6

Civil War

Collects: Civil War 1-7

Mighty Avengers, Vol. 1: The Ultron Initiative

Collects: The Mighty Avengers (Ultron Initiative) 1-6

Avengers: The Initiative, Vol. 1: Basic Training

Collects: Avengers: The Initiative 1-6

Irredeemable Ant-Man Vol. 2: Small-minded Digest

Collects: Irredeemable Ant-Man 7-12

Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion

Collects: Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion

The Effects of the Secret Invasion

Mighty Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest

Collects: Mighty Avengers 20-36

Thunderbolts: Burning Down the House

Collects: Thunderbolts 128-143

Avengers Academy, Vol. 1: Permanent Record

Collects: Avengers Academy 1-39

Ant-Man & Wasp: Small World

Collects: Ant-Man & The Wasp 1-3

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade

Collects: Avengers: Children’s Crusade 1-8

Secret Avengers

Collects: Secret Avengers 1-37

Marvel Now

FF – Volume 1: Fantastic Faux

Collects: FF (2012) 1-16

Age of Ultron

Collects: Age of Ultron 1-8

A.I. Volume 1: Human After All

Collects: Avengers A.I. 1-12

Ant-Man Vol. 1: Second-Chance Man

Collects: Ant-Man (2015) 1-5

Avengers: Rage of Ultron

Collects: Rage of Ultron Graphic Novel

All-Different, All-New Ant-Man

The Astonishing Ant-Man Vol. 1: Everybody Loves Team-Ups

Collects: The Astonishing Ant-Man 1-4; Ant-Man: Last Days 1; Ant-Man Annual 1

The Astonishing Ant-Man Vol. 2: Small-Time Criminal

Collects: The Astonishing Ant-Man 5-9

The Astonishing Ant-Man Vol. 3: The Trial of Ant-Man

Collects: The Astonishing Ant-Man 10-13

Uncanny Avengers: Unity Vol. 2: The Man Who Fell to Earth

Collects: Uncanny Avengers 7-12

Secret Empire

Collects: Secret Empire 0, Free Comic Book Day 2017 (Secret Empire 1), Secret Empire 1-10, Secret Empire Omega 1

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Lost & Found

Collects: Ant-Man & The Wasp 1-5


Collects: War Of The Realms: Giant-Man 1-3, War Of The Realms: War Scrolls

Ant-Man: Worldhive

Collects: Ant-Man: World Hive (2020) 1-5


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