Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments – The Redemption of Hank Pym
All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far over the years.
Today we look at Avengers #229 and how Roger Stern, Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott tried to redeem Hank Pym a bit…
At the time of Avengers #229, Hank Pym is a disgraced former Avenger (he quit after he slapped his wife, the Wasp, during a rage) who was framed for murder by one of his old foes, Egghead. Egghead has now broken him out of prison while publicly pretending that it was Hank’s plan and that Hank was in cahoots with Egghead and his newly formed Masters of Evil.
Egghead figures that Hank is such a broken man that he can make Hank work for him. Hank seemingly goes along with the plan…or does he?
Hank then gets a chance to give a little speech about how he’s been redeemed….
Good stuff. And also the beginning of the “Dr. Pym” take on the character that lasted for the next 10 years or so.