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Raz Malhotra as Giant-Man: The Astonishing Ant-Man #5. Cover art by Mark Brooks
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceTales to Astonish #49 (November 1963)
Created byStan Lee
Jack Kirby
In-story information
Alter egoHank Pym
Bill Foster
Raz Malhotra
Scott Lang
Team affiliationsAvengers
Agents of Atlas
AbilitiesLeading authority in myrmecology research
Size-shifting from nearly microscopic to ~100 feet gigantic (both at extremes)
Telepathic insect communication
Superhuman strength

Giant-Man is the alias used by several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Editorial Story

Hank Pym, the first Giant-Man, with the Wasp, appeared in many superheroes stories published in the serial Tales to Astonish and later, The Avengers.

Bill Foster later became the second Giant-Man and the Black Goliath.

Raz Malhotra debuted in The Astonishing Ant-Man #4 as the third Giant-Man and later as one of the supporting characters of the regular series, joining Scott Lang's Ant-Man Security Solutions.

Fictional character biography

Hank Pym

Main article: Hank Pym

Henry "Hank" Pym was the original version of Giant-Man. He used the super hero identity after joining the Avengers with the Wasp, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk.[1] He has also used other aliases like Ant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, and Wasp.[2]

Bill Foster

Main article: Bill Foster (comics)

William "Bill" Foster was the second version of Giant-Man who originally went by Black Goliath.

Criti Noll

Main article: Criti Noll

Criti Noll utilized Giant-Man abilities while impersonating Hank Pym for the Skrulls' conspiracy on Earth.[3][4]

Raz Malhotra

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Raz Malhotra is the third major version of Giant-Man. The character, created by Nick Spencer and Brent Schoonover, first appeared in Ant-Man Annual #1 (July 2015). He is an Indian American computer technician whose former field of study was in artificial intelligence at the time when Hank Pym started to rid the world of them. Lured by the supervillain Egghead, he freed himself from Egghead's control with the help of Pym. Some time after Pym's apparent death, Scott Lang gives Malhotra a Giant-Man uniform.[5] After he is summoned to the portal city of Pan, Giant-Man joins the New Agents of Atlas to help protect the newly formed city.[6] He later begins a relationship with Isaac Ikeda, the "Protector of Pan".[7] During the Atlantis Attacks storyline, Malhotra and the other New Agents are introduced to the original Agents by their leader Jimmy Woo.[8]

Scott Lang

Main article: Ant-Man (Scott Lang)

Scott Lang is the second major version of Giant-Man within the Ultimate Marvel universe.[9]


The Ultimate Marvel universe features the Giant-Men, a group of characters who have size-shifting powers and special jumpsuits that can grow with them. The Giant-Men are part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Reserves and consist of Giant-Men (such as David Scotty and Peter) as well as the alternately named Goliaths and Giant-Women.[10][11] The Giant-Men and the Rocket Men join Nick Fury, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into fighting the Liberators.[12] During the Ultimatum storyline, the Giant-Men were seen saving as many people as they can after Magneto caused a tidal wave that hit Manhattan.[13] The Giant-Men later carry the Ultimates away from the forces of Loki.[14] The Giant-Men later attack the Ultimates who easily defeat them.[15]

In other media

See also: Hank Pym § In other media, and Scott Lang (Marvel Cinematic Universe)



Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Giant-Man in Captain America: Civil War.

Video games

See also


  1. ^ The Avengers #1. Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Age of Ultron #10.A.I. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ House of M #1
  4. ^ The Mighty Avengers vol. 1 #15
  5. ^ Ant-Man Annual vol. 2 #1. Marvel Comics.
  6. ^ Agents of Atlas vol. 3 #1. Marvel Comics
  7. ^ Agents of Atlas vol. 3 #4. Marvel Comics
  8. ^ Atlantis Attacks #1. Marvel Comics
  9. ^ Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #1. Marvel Comics.
  10. ^ Ultimates Annual #1. Marvel Comics.
  11. ^ Ultimates 2 #6. Marvel Comics.
  12. ^ Ultimates 2 #9. Marvel Comics.
  13. ^ Ultimatum #2. Marvel Comics.
  14. ^ Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #3. Marvel Comics.
  15. ^ Ultimate Comics Ultimates #11. Marvel Comics.
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  17. ^ Jenna Busch (8 February 2010). "'Avengers' Animated Assembling w/ Phil Lamarr". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  18. ^ "Comics Continuum: Monday, March 20, 2006".
  19. ^ "Comics Continuum: Monday, March 20, 2006".
  20. ^ Lussier, Germain (9 May 2016). "How That Big Ant-Man Reveal Ended Up in Captain America: Civil War".
  21. ^ DiClaudio, Dennis (3 November 2016). "Peyton Reed isn't thrilled about Ant-Man making the big time in the MCU". The A.V. Club.
  22. ^ "Will Giant Man Return In Ant-Man And The Wasp? Here's What Peyton Reed Says". 18 April 2017.
  23. ^ JoBlo Movie Trailers (18 September 2016). "CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Giant-Man Featurette (2016) Paul Rudd Marvel Movie". Archived from the original on 2021-12-22 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ Truitt, Brian (March 10, 2016). "Exclusive: Meet the biggest superhero of 'Civil War'". USA Today. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  25. ^ Deadpool & Wolverine | Trailer. Retrieved 2024-04-22 – via
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