After making his debut in Tales to Astonish #27, Hank Pym is ready for another adventure, this time taking the persona of Ant-Man.
In TTA #27, Hank perfected his Pym Particles, which can shrink an object or bring it back to normal size.
As we saw in #27, Hank had a near-death experience in an ant hill, but this adventure gave him an idea – create a helmet so he could communicate with ants.
Completing his helmet and suit in Tales to Astonish #35, Hank becomes Ant-Man, controlling an army of ants to fight Communist agents who are trying to steal his top secret anti-radiation gas.
Tales to Astonish #35 was so popular, Ant-Man was featured in several more issues, until the Hulk became the main star of the series.
In 1963, Ant-Man became a founding member of the Avengers with his future wife, Wasp.
Besides Hank Pym’s first appearance in Tales to Astonish #27, #35 is the next most valuable Ant-Man related comic.
Since the release of the highly praised Ant-Man movie in 2015, TTA #35 has been rising in value.
The average TTA #35 can bring in anywhere between $200 to $1,500.
In poor but complete condition, this historic comic is worth from about $40. The record sale for TTA #35 was $51,000 for a CGC 9.4 copy.
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