Our Top 5 Graphic Novels to Read Before You See Ant-Man & Wasp

Published June 29th, 2018

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Hey Third Eye Faithful!

After the jaw dropping conclusion of INFINITY WAR, we are more than happy to take a step back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and catch up with Scott Lang & Co with ANT-MAN AND THE WASP coming out next week!

We know you’re just as hyped about it as we are, and that’s why we’ve put together our TOP 5 Graphic Novels to read before you see ANT-MAN!


1. WANNA CATCH UP WITH SCOTT LANG IN THE MODERN DAY MARVEL U? READ THIS: ASTONISHING ANT-MAN COMPLETE COLLECTION

If you’re looking for direct inspiration for Paul Rudd’s hilarious take on the tiny Avenger, ASTONISHING ANT MAN is the book to grab.  It follows Scott Lang’s journey from ex con to unexpected Avenger; as he wrestles with his responsibilities as a superhero, father and more.
Scott Lang was a down-on-his-luck divorced ex-con – until he stole Hank Pym’s size-changing suit to save his daughter! Since then, Scott’s life has been a rollercoaster.
But will he continue to be a hero – or return to his former life of crime? Or perhaps both?!
Scott has his hands full with a new business, some questionable employees and a teenage daughter who was once an Avenger herself! Then there are villains like the Power Broker and Scott’s archenemy, Darren Cross, plus the female Beetle – will she be friend, foe or something else entirely?
We’re telling ya, Nick Spencer’s ASTONISHING ANT MAN run is essential reading for the future of Ant-Man, especially as he progresses in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


2. WANNA KNOW THE FULL SCOOP ON HANK PYM? START HERE!

ANT-MAN: ASTONISHING ORIGINS

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe focused more on the second Ant Man Scott Lang, he wouldn’t be anything without the ORIGINAL Ant-Man, Hank Pym!
ANT MAN ASTONISHING ORIGINS delves into the beginnings of Hank Pym, how he created the Ant-Man technology, and how he chose Scott Lang as his successor!
Legendary writer Tom DeFalco and acclaimed artist Horacio Domingues bring you the origin of Ant-Man! Hank Pym has had a life full of adventure and success, failure and humiliation. He’s been known by many names, and played many parts: scientist, super hero, flawed husband.
What demons drive a man like Hank Pym? And how did he begin his heroic career?
Discover the story of the man behind the myth, and the fears and paranoia that propel him to great heights – and dark depths!
Plus: Hank’s successor as Ant-Man, Scott Lang, steps into the spotlight! He’s never exactly been the world’s best super hero – heck, most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man. But when Lang gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it may be the start of an astonishing future!


3. AN OLD SCHOOL LOOK AT ANT-MAN AND WASP: ANT-MAN AND WASP GROWING PAINS

When the job’s too big for Ant-Man to handle, it’s time for Hank Pym to become…Giant-Man!
But being a larger-than-life-size super hero comes with equally large problems – like when Hank rejoins the Avengers to free the Wasp from the Collector’s clutches, but gets stuck as a 10-foot-tall Goliath!
Or when his latest alter ego, Yellowjacket, must go large to stop archfoe the Whirlwind!
Then, Hank and his fellow Goliath, the size-changing Bill Foster, have big plans – that’s Project B.I.G. plans – to solve world hunger using Pym Particles!
And finally, to save his Avengers Academy students from an overgrown Absorbing Man, Giant-Man must come out of super hero retirement! You’ll love Hank “High-Pockets” Pym – he’s a hero to look up to!


4. START AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF HANK PYM WITH: ANT-MAN GIANT MAN EPIC COLLECTION: MAN IN AN ANTI-HILL

So we aren’t entirely sure
A man of action and a man of science, Dr. Henry Pym invented an amazing growth serum and a cybernetic helmet, and with them he became – the Astonishing Ant-Man!
Pym soon teamed with Janet Van Dyne, the winsome Wasp, and the two tiny titans went on to battle an array of mini- and maxi-sized menaces from the Scarlet Beetle to the Black Knight!
But adventures in the microscopic world weren’t enough for one of the Marvel Age’s first super heroes. Soon, Ant-Man became the biggest Avenger there ever was – Giant-Man!
And his foundational adventures are all here in this debut Epic Collection!
Collecting the Ant-Man, Giant-Man and Wasp material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #27 and #35-59.


5. THE PERFECT ANT-MAN & WASP READ FOR FANS OF ALL AGES: ANT-MAN AND WASP ADVENTURES

Looking for more Ant-Man and Wasp Team Up?  This tiny sized digest has some of the most iconic stories from both old and new school!  ANT MAN AND WASP ADVENTURES show the duo doing what they do best, and together they certainly pack a BIG punch!
Marvel’s size-changing superstars in astonishing adventures! Meet scientist Hank Pym – and find out how he became the man in the anthill!
Hank soon harnesses his shrinking prowess to become Ant-Man – joined by his partner-in-crimefighting, Janet Van Dyne, the high-flying Wasp!
And in an all-time classic, Scott Lang – Hank’s successor as Ant-Man – races into action with Hawkeye against the Taskmaster!
Plus: It’s Ant-Man and Hulk vs. the Mad Thinker, while Wasp must save Captain America from the Wendigo! Tiny foes cause Jan big trouble when subatomic invaders attack! And Hawkeye puts Scott Lang through his paces on Monster Island!

All right, Third Eye Faithful – that’s a wrap.

All of these graphic novels and more are in stock at your local Third Eye location – so come see us, and get ready for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP!