TALES TO ASTONISH #39 (1963): 1st Scarlet Beetle

Radiation makes a bug big and smart, and Ant-Man fights it.  In the end, Hank is able to counter the radiation, re-shrink the beetle to beetle-size, and return him to his own garden.

Believe it or not, the Scarlet Beetle will appear in several more Ant-Man stories.

STRANGE TALES #107 (1963)

This issue starts in a really weird way.  Apparently, the Fantastic Four have time to write their own comic books.  Torch gets mad because Reed didn’t consult him on the…

TALES TO ASTONISH #42-43 (1963)

The first appearance of Voice, who has powers similar to Purple Man, and will return a few decades later.  He uses his powers to turn the world against Ant-Man. Then…

STRANGE TALES #105 (1963)

The Wizard returns.  He escapes prison by volunteering at the prison hospital and using the chemicals in the infirmary to create a serum that melts steel bars. Once out, he…

THE INCREDIBLE HULK #5-6 (1963)

Issue #5 is the first appearance of Tyrannus, who will wage a long war with Mole Man in the future for the control of Earth’s underground.  But this first appearance…