ANT-MAN was one of those series that kept being re-tooled as it went.
In TTA #44 (Jun'63), we not only learned more about his background, but
were introduced to Janet Van Dyne, who became his crime-fighting parter--
The Wasp! Then, not long after, Ant-Man became GIANT Man! (GI-Ant).
He and The Wasp also helped form the superhero team that was Marvel's "answer" to DC's Justice League Of America-- THE AVENGERS. In fact, Ant-Man was the one who suggested they form a regular team-- and
The Wasp was the one who came up with the name!
MARVEL FEATURE 8 / art by Jim Starlin & Mike Esposito (March 1973)
(The first time I read this story, it was a "Dreaded Deadline Doom" reprint that was the result of Craig Russell filling in for one issue of DR. STRANGE. I know, it doesn't make sense to me, either.)
FANTASTIC FOUR 16 /
art by Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers (July 1963)
art by Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers (and DON HECK) (September 1963)
art by Jack Kirby & Sol Brodsky (December 1963)
art by Jack Kirby & George Roussos (January 1964)
(Continued in Part 3)
Artwork Copyright (C) Marvel Comics
Raw scan of MARVEL FEATURE #8 from my collection
Raw scans of #44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 & 51
and FANTASTIC FOUR #16
supplied by Barry Pearl
Restorations by Henry Kujawa