Real Names: Crosby, Nash, Stills

Identity/Class: Terrestrial ants

Occupation: Servants of Ant-Man (Hank Pym)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ant-Man (Hank Pym), the Avengers (Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Thor (Thor Odinson), Vision (“Victor Shade”))

Enemies: Vision’s internal defense systems

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile

First Appearance: Avengers I#93 (November, 1971)

Powers/Abilities: Crosby, Stills and Nash each had the normal abilities of an everyday Earth ant.


(Avengers I#93) – When Iron Man called together a meeting of the Avengers founders, Vision arrived and promptly fell inert. Unbeknownst to the other Avengers, Hank Pym had also arrived to the meeting in his identity of Ant-Man, carried by the three ants: Crosby, Stills and Nash. Revealing that he had the best chance of reviving the Vision, Ant-Man and the three ants ventured inside the Vision himself to learn what caused Vision’s predicament. Inside, Ant-Man and the ants were met with Vision’s defense systems which killed Crosby. Determined to save Stills and Nash, Ant-Man ordered them to vacate the Vision immediately, hurling one of them out through the Vision’s mouth himself. When Stills and Nash returned without Ant-Man, the other Avengers began to grow concerned for the safety of Ant-Man.


Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Neal Adams and Tom Palmer.

The ants’ names were obvious references to the musicians David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Crosby, Stills and Nash have no known connections to

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Avengers I#93, p3, pan3 (Ant-Man and the three ants, main image)
Avengers I#93, p7, pan2  (Crosby headshot)
Avengers I#93, p7, pan5 (Stills headshot)
Avengers I#93, p8, pan2 (Nash headshot)

Other Appearances:
Avengers I#93 (November, 1971) – Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 08/29/13

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