|dr_hermes (dr_hermes) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-10-25 04:36:00
|Entry tags:||char: ant-man/wasp/hank pym, creator: jack kirby|
"I'm sorry, Dr Pym, but that helmet makes you look like, well an ant!"
From 1963, TALES TO ASTONISH# 35. Plot by Stan Lee and script by Larry Lieber, pencils by Jack Kirby and inks by Dick Ayers.
Here's another example of Jack Kirby's knack for designing whacky gadgets that seem plausible. Most of his gizmos have their own logic to them if you look at how they're supposed to work. Ant-Man's helmet looks like an ant's head, with the antennae and the part in front that resembles an ant's mandibles. As the diagram shows, it was functional and yet the design not only made Henry Pym recognizably Ant-Man, it may even have been supposed to have fooled the ants to a small exent. I don't know how much they rely on eyesight, but they do have large functional eyes after all.