Friday, April 29, 2016

Y: Yellowjacket


Here's my penultimate listing for April's A-Z Challenge! And the theme is, "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."

Yellowjacket debuted in Yellowjacket Comics #1, in 1944, from Charlton. He was really Vince Harley, “one of those rare people that bees don’t sting.” Okayyyy...

The Modern-Age Yellowjacket, a/k/a Henry Pym, first appeared in The Avengers #59, from Marvel Comics in 1968! (Pym himself had first appeared  -- sans costume -- as "The Man in the Ant Hill!" in Tales to Astonish #27, in 1962. He next appeared -- in his superhero outfit as Ant-Man -- in Tales to Astonish #35, also in 1962!) In his superhero career, Pym has also gone by the names Giant-Man and Goliath, by the way!


Make sure you tune in tomorrow, fellow babies, to see the final installment in my A-Z Blogging Challenge!

Thanks for your time.

15 comments:

  1. The stripes on the cape of the first Yellowjacket makes him look more Yellowjackety than the second one.

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  2. Oh, that's hilarious! 'One of those rare people that bees don't sting'!

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    1. Isn't that great? There was also a short-lived 1940s character named The Red Bee, who carried around vials containing trained bees!

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  3. Pym sure gets around. Guess he just never found the right name

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    1. He's certainly had more problems than the average Marvel hero or villain, that's for sure.

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  4. Either he's a very talented man or... he's got a split personality or... the comic book writers were having writer's block that day...

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    1. Multiple personality disorder, mental breakdowns, etc. This is what was done to a character by multiple writers over 30-40 years!

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  5. Okay. He makes my skin crawl. I have a very irrational fear of wasps. He's will definitely not be on my top ten faves.

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  6. If I remember my old comics correctly, Hank Pym created Ultron. Oops!

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    1. [In best Ed McMahon voice:] You are correct, sir!

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  7. I never knew there was a super hero called Yellow Jacket. I know from experience, I'd walk a chalk line if I were a bad guy and there was a super hero out there like that!
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    1. Another vote against yellowjackets in general, I see...

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  8. Now he seems pretty kick ass and my hubby would not like him since he was once stung by over a 140 yellow jackets

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