Total Nerd The Best 'Ant-Man' Storylines In Comics  

Stephan Roget
305 votes 84 voters 3.6k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the 'Ant-Man' comic book story arcs every fan must read.

When it was announced that Ant-Man would be the newest hero to land his own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the news was met with more than a few rolled eyes -surely, Ant-Man’s greatest adventures couldn't compare to the published history of guys like the Hulk and Iron Man. However, the Ant-Man moniker has been around just as long as those characters have, even if the best Ant-Man story arcs have been spread around a number of individuals, including Hank Pym, Scott Lang, and Eric O’Grady.

The somewhat surprising success of Marvel's Ant-Man has led unread fans to seek out some of the best Ant-Man comics, and that can sometimes be a difficult task. The character of Ant-Man, and other permutations like Giant Man and Yellowjacket, has rarely been featured in a starring role, usually having to share the spotlight with Avengers teammates and the like. Hunting down the best Ant-Man stories requires one to hunker down and take a closer look at things - in more ways than one!

1 10 VOTES

Avengers Academy: Fear Itself

Avengers Academy: Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Ant-Man' Storylines In Comics
Photo:  Marvel Comics

Issues: Avengers Academy #14-20

Writer: Christos Gage

Artist: Sean Chen & Tom Raney

The Avengers Academy series put Hank Pym into a brand new role—teacher and caretaker of a new generation of heroes. The Fear Itself tie-in saw Pym proving he was the right choice for the job, as he takes on an Asgardian-powered Absorbing Man and Titania to protect his students and save the world.

10 0
Is this one of the best?
2 36 VOTES

Second Chance Man

Second Chance Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Ant-Man' Storylines In Comics
Photo:  Marvel Comics

Issues: Ant-Man #1-5

Writer: Nick Spencer

Artist: Ramon Rosanas​​​​​​​

Scott Lang was killed in the midst of the Avengers: Disassembled storyline, but his daughter Cassie fought to bring him back to life. This series features Lang getting a literal second lease on life…and predictably screwing it up in almost every conceivable fashion.

30 6
Is this one of the best?
3 26 VOTES

Everybody Loves Team-Ups

Everybody Loves Team-Ups is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Ant-Man' Storylines In Comics
Photo:  Marvel Comics

Issues: The Astonishing Ant-Man #1-4

Writer: Nick Spencer

Artist: Ramon Rosanas

This story features former criminal Scott Lang trying, and failing, to use his superpowers for a legitimate business purpose—starting a security company. Joined by a collection of less-than-reformed supervillains, this is Lang at his best-intentioned, even if he doesn’t quite succeed at his goals.

20 6
Is this one of the best?
4 12 VOTES

Ultron Unlimited

Ultron Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Ant-Man' Storylines In Comics
Photo:  Marvel Comics

Issues: Avengers #19-22

Writer: Kurt Busiek

Artist: George Perez & Al Vey

The history of Hank Pym will forever be tied to the mechanical menace he created—Ultron! This major event features The Avengers’ most dominant defeat of the android yet, with a kidnapped Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne leading the charge from within Ultron’s stronghold in fictional Slorenia.

11 1
Is this one of the best?