• Jake Wright

Marvel Announce NEW Ant-Man 60th Anniversary Limited Series by Al Ewing & Tom Reilly

One of Marvel’s most iconic heroes, Ant-Man, will be celebrating his 60th anniversary with a new limited series! Written by Al Ewing, the infamous writer behind the redefining of the Hulk in Immortal Hulk, the series will be delving into the character’s unique history by examining every character to take on the mantle of Ant-Man.

Joining him for this epic series is popular artist Tom Reilly, most recently known for his acclaimed run on the current The Thing comic series, Reilly’s fantastic artwork will be taking readers on a journey from the Silver Age and will conclude in a “strange new future”.

Each issue will be focusing on a different Ant-Man from Hank Pym to Scott Lang to Eric O’Grady and finally onto a brand-new future Ant-Man who will be attempting to round them all up to face off against a perilous threat.

Scribe Al Ewing told Marvel.com how excited he was for the release of this comic saying:

"For Ant-Man's ant-iversary, we wanted to go BIG with the world's smallest hero -- burrowing an ant tunnel right through his sixty-year history and far beyond, from the wild and woolly 1960s all the way to a future you'll have to see to believe! You'll find out how Henry Pym, Scott Lang and Eric O'Grady impacted each other's lives in ways they never knew themselves -- but who's the mysterious final member of this Ant-tastic Four? Tremble with ant-icipation, true believer -- the answers are coming soon to a hill near you!"

Artist Tom Reilly explained what it was like to be tasked with the art for the new limited series teasing:

“I’m very excited to work with Al again, this time to celebrate, and add to, the legacy of Ant Man! Several different people have taken the name, and Al’s written a fun story that gives them all a chance to shine. I also look forward to working with Jordie Bellaire again, her colours elevate any book that she’s on. There’s lots of inspiration to be taken from Ant Man’s rich artistic history, and there’ll be plenty of room for both of us to experiment in this series. I can’t wait for everyone to check it out!”

ANT-MAN #1 MAIN COVER by Tom Reilly (via: Marvel Entertainment)

ANT-MAN #1 (OF 4) Written by AL EWING Art and Cover by TOM REILLY On Sale June 8th

ANT-MAN #2 (OF 4) Written by AL EWING Art and Cover by TOM REILLY On Sale July

ANT-MAN #3 (OF 4) Written by AL EWING Art and Cover by TOM REILLY On Sale August

ANT-MAN #4 (OF 4) Written by AL EWING Art and Cover by TOM REILLY On Sale September

Will you be picking up this new Ant-Man series? Who is your favourite Ant-Man? Let us know in the comments below.