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Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Ant

Occupation: Helper of Ant-Man

Group Membership: Presumably his colony of ants

Affiliations: Ant-Man, Marcella Carson, Hawkeye

Enemies: Taskmaster and his goons

Known Relatives: Presumably numerous other ants in his colony

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably an anthill somewhere in a suburban area of Nassau County

First Appearance: Avengers I#223 (September, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Silver Streak had the normal abilities of any other ant, including strong legs for quick movement, antennae for touch and smell, scissor-like jaws, compound eyes, and strength capable of lifting 20 times their own weight. Silver Streak also had wings capable of flight.

History:  (Avengers I#223) - When Ant-Man noticed Hawkeye running through Carson's Carnival of Traveling Wonders, he decided to help by calling to himself a swarm of flying ants. Shrinking down to their size, Ant-Man jumped on Silver Streak and raced to Hawkeye's aid. Discovering that the Taskmaster was trying to recruit the Carnival as a mobile training center for his goons, Ant-Man unleashed the swarm of ants to attack the Taskmaster's goons while Hawkeye and Marcella Carson, manager of the Carnival, fought back. When an explosive-filled mannequin was fired out of a cannon with the intent to destroy the Carnival, Ant-Man jumped onto one of Hawkeye's arrows and had him fire it at the mannequin. After defusing the explosives, Ant-Man leapt from the mannequin to one of his flying ants just before the mannequin hit the ground.

Comments: Created by David Michelinie, Greg LaRocque, and Brett Breeding.

One could argue that Silver Streak would be behind the scenes in every appearance that Ant-Man used the aid of ants, but there's nothing to say he specifically used Silver Streak, so I'm only going with the appearances that I know that Silver Streak was definately in. Near as I can tell, Ant-Man never called an ant by the name of Silver Streak in any of his other appearances.

The picture I used was the only one was I know that the ant is definately Silver Streak. SS's name wasn't used anywhere else in the story but SS was one of the numerous ants that Ant-Man used throughout the story. Obviously, Silver Streak is the ant in this picture and not the costumed hero (who is obviously Ant-Man, and not an ant himself).

The publisher Lev Gleason had such a title called Silver Streak with the Claw and Daredevil.
--Per Degaton

Profile by Proto-Man.

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Avengers I#223, p13, pan4 (Silver Streak)

Avengers I#223 (September, 1982) - David Michelinie (writer), Greg LaRocque (penciler), Brett Breeding (inker)

Last updated: 01/29/06

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