Archive for October, 2012
By issue 32, Hank Pym is already an emotional wreck, which he consistently portrayed as from here on out. It’s unusual in comics (and unheard of in DC comics) for characterization to be so consistent. Batman has gone from swashbuckler to brooder and back again. Superman’s been a naïve boy scout as well as a strong, decisive role model. Cap has been a confused man-out-of-time and a supremely confident world leader. But Hank’s always been messed up. In this panel, he’s downright weepy.
Their first battle against The collector (who reappeared during the George Perez era in #174, in what was basically a better-thought-out version of this same story). Ant-Man had already become Giant Man, and now, for no apparent reason, he becomes Goliath. This is also the issue where Pym first began to have health problems related to using his powers.