Giant-Man (Hank Pym)

The Religious Affiliation of
Hank Pym

Religion: atheist CBR Scale: U

Name: Giant-Man

Alter Ego: Hank Pym

Other Names: Ant-Man; Giant-Man; Giant Man; Goliath; Yellowjacket; Dr. Pym; Wasp II; Henry J. Pym; Henry "Hank" Pym; Yellowjacket I; Henry Pym Sr.; Behemoth; Iron Giant; Gigantus

Classification: hero hero   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #27 (Jan. 1962): "The Man in the Ant Hill!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1,543

   Comic Book Appearances: 1,524

   TV, Film Appearances: 17

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 2

Teams/Affiliations: Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders; The Avengers; The Defenders; The Liberators

Enemy of: Ultron, J.B. Desalvio

Ally: The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)

Occupation: scientist

Birth Place: Elmsford, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male


BELOW: Thor calls Hank Pym's scientific achievement "miraculous": There is a certain irony in this scene. Thor, who is an actual deity, the Norse god of thunder, sees Hank Pym (Ant-Man) and Janet Van Dyne (the Wasp) change from insect-sized to human-sized, and then hears Dr. Pym explain his invention - the pills that allow them to change size. Thor calls this scientific achievement "miraculous." This could be viewed as an interesting inversion of the standard use of this word, in which a scientifically unexplainable and presumably divinely-caused event is referred to as "miraculous" or a "miracle."

Thor calls Hank Pym's scientific achievement miraculous

Source: The Avengers (vol. 1) #2 (Nov. 1963): "The Avengers Battle... the Space Phantom", pg. 2, panel 4. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman. See also: miracles; Thor (Donald Blake); Giant-Man (Hank Pym)

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This character is in the following 344 stories which have been indexed by this website:
A+X #2 (Jan. 2013): "Iron Man + Kitty Pryde" (mentioned)
Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1 (Jan. 2009): "Part One"
The Amazing Spider-Man
Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (Jan. 2010) (4-panel cameo)
Avengers / Thunderbolts
The Avengers
Avengers Academy
Avengers Annual
Avengers Assemble (vol. 1) #1 (July 2010)
Avengers Finale #1 (Jan. 2005)
Avengers West Coast Annual
Avengers: A Marvel Treasury
Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (Sep. 1991): "Deathtrap, the Vault"
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Avengers: The Initiative
Avengers: The Ultron Imperative #1 (Nov. 2001): "The Ultron Imperative"
Black Goliath #1 (Feb. 1976): "Black Goliath"
Captain America & the Korvac Saga #1 (Feb. 2011): "Strange Days" (dream)
Captain America
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Captain America Joins...The Avengers!"
Captain America and the Falcon
Captain America: Man Out of Time #5 (May 2011): "Part 5"
Captain America: Reborn
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
The Champions (vol. 1) #11 (Feb. 1977): "The Shadow from the Stars" (cameo)
Civil War #6 (Dec. 2006)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
The Defenders
Doomwar #6 (Sep. 2010): "Doomwar, Part 6" (cameo)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #1 (June 2007): "Denial" (someone disguised or dressed as)
Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine! #8 (Sep. 2001): "...To Aid the Avengers!"
Gambit (vol. 5) #9 (Apr. 2013): "A Man Walks into a Bar..." (mentioned)
Giant-Size Avengers (vol. 2) #1 (Feb. 2008): "Memorial Day"
Giant-Size Defenders #4 (Apr. 1975): "Too Cold a Night For Dying!"
Heroes for Hire (vol. 1) #1 (July 1997): "Heroes and Villains" (1-panel cameo)
Hulk Comic
Hulk Smash Avengers
The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #154 (Aug. 1972): "Hell is a Very Small Hulk!"
Invaders Annual #1 (Aug. 1977): "Okay, Axis -- Here We Come!" (cameo)
Iron Man & Captain America Annual 1998 (Dec. 1998): "Life & Liberty"
Iron Man
The Irredeemable Ant-Man #7 (June 2007): "Uninvited" (someone disguised or dressed as)
Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #116 (May 1965): "The Trial of the Gods!"
Lunatik #1 (Dec. 1995)
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #2 (Mid-Sep. 1988): "Cold War" (cameo)
Marvel Double-Shot #2 (Feb. 2003): "The Roots of All Evil"
Marvel Feature
Marvel Holiday Special 2004 #1 (Jan. 2005): "Jonah's Holiday Carol"
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #1 (June 1982): "A Gathering of Heroes!"
Marvel Super-Heroes
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "Hammer Time"
Marvel Universe: The End
Marvel Year-in-Review #4 (1992)
Marvel: Heroes & Legends '97 (Oct. 1997): "Avembers Assemble!"
Marvel: The Lost Generation #12 (Mar. 2000): "This is where it Ends!" (photo/picture/video)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
Maximum Security
The Mighty Avengers
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008)
The New Avengers
The New Avengers 100 Project (May 2011)
New Thunderbolts
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #7 (Sep. 2006) (mentioned)
Omega the Unknown Classic (Dec. 2005): "The Return of the Original Defenders!"
The Order
The Rampaging Hulk (vol. 1) #8 (Apr. 1978): "Gallery of Villains"
The Secret Defenders
Secret Wars II #3 (Sep. 1985): "This World is Mine!" (cameo)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #25 (June 1994): "Li'l Silvie"
Solo Avengers #8 (July 1988): "Another Word For Revenge" (lead character)
Super-Villain Team-Up #14 (Oct. 1977): "A World For the Winning!"
Tales of Suspense
Tales to Astonish
The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006): "Last Hand"
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences #1 (July 2001): "Life Sentences"
Ultimate Captain America Annual #1 (Dec. 2008): "Training Day"
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007)
Ultraforce / Avengers #1 (Fall 1995): "Becoming More Like God"
Ultraforce / Avengers Prelude #1 (July 1995): "The Swords Are Drawn..."
Unlimited Access #4 (Mar. 1998): "Combined Forces" (character based on)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man
The West Coast Avengers
The X-Men
X-Treme X-Men #11 (May 2002): "Beachhead!" (cameo)
Young Avengers

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