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GIANT-MAN

Real Name: Dr. Henry Pym

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-10091) human technology user

Occupation: Adventurer, scientist, inventor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Iron Man (Tony Stark), Jane Foster, Lew Stephens, Thor, Titania, Janet Van Dyne (all Earth-10091)

Enemies: Moloid-like creatures, Loki (indirectly); briefly Thor (all Earth-10091)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in the USA

First Appearance: Thor the Mighty Avenger#3 (October, 2010)

Powers/Abilities: Henry Pym is a highly intelligent researcher who discovered size-altering Pym particles. He applies this to heroic activities, ingesting Pym particles via pills that allow him to grow to about 40' tall, and he can interact with ants, with which he can also communicate via a specialized helmet. This helmet has an articulated jaw-collar piece plus extendable antennae, which can emit electronic signals that can influence people's actions. Pym also created a two-person flying mechanized vehicle in the shape of an ant plus a hand-held biotracer.

History:

(Thor the Mighty Avenger#3 (fb)) - As a young researcher, Henry Pym proudly showed his mentor, Dr. Lew Stephens, the development of Pym particles, drawing from Stephens' tissue regeneration research. The two discussed the potential benefits for food distribution. Stephens encouraged Pym to use his research with humanity and compassion.

(Thor the Mighty Avenger#3 (fb) - BTS) - Pym developed his Pym particle research further, developing a pheromone-emitting helmet that helped him communicate with ants, and crafting a flying ant-themed two-person vehicle. His positive activities attracted publicity and he teamed up with wealthy socialite Janet Van Dyne, developing a wasp-themed outfit for her in a private research facility in upstate New York.

(Thor the Mighty Avenger#3) - Pym was saddened after hearing of Stephens' violent death and traveled with Van Dyne in his flying ant-craft to his mentor's home. Pym used his helmet to bypass the police guard at the murder site. Pym's biotracer detected non-human residual energy (actually from the murderous mutate Hyde), which was similar to that of the exiled Thor, who they found nearby. Pym giant-sized up, but Loki had meddled with Thor's mind, so Thor instead saw Pym as an aggressive Frost Giant. Pym and Thor fought until Pym blasted electronic noise to stop his opponent, although this also knocked out Pym and he fell onto train tracks. Quickly recovering, Thor stopped an advancing train, and Pym and Thor reconciled.

(Thor the Mighty Avenger#8) - In strife underground against Moloid-like creatures, Giant-Man and Van Dyne were unable to respond to Jane Foster's call to aid Thor, but Pym contacted his friend Tony Stark (Iron Man) to help out instead.

Comments: Created by Roger Langridge (writer) and Chris Samnee (art).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Giant-Man has no known connections to:


Titania

Titania

Titania was a pet ant that Pym had enlarged using Pym particles. She was not perturbed by her change in size.

 

 

--Thor the Mighty Avenger#3


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Thor the Mighty Avenger#3, p15, pan4 (main image)
   p1, pan5 (headshot, young researcher)
   p16, pan5 (helmet, electronic emissions)
   p2, pan6 (Titania)


Appearances:
Thor the Mighty Avenger#3 (October, 2010) - Roger Langridge (writer), Chris Samnee (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Thor the Mighty Avenger#8 (March, 2011) - Roger Langridge (writer), Chris Samnee (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)


Last updated: 09/23/17

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