re-intro Ant-Man; picture frame MarvelRe-introduction of Ant-Man (1st appearance since 1960s) in "The Incredible Shrinking Doom!" Guest-starring Ant-Man and Peter Parker. Script by Mike Friedrich. Art by Herb Trimpe. Cover by Herb Trimpe. The Ant-Man is back! And working on a new experimental drug with a university research assistant…Peter Parker! But the duo's science project is put on hold when low-life thugs kidnap Billy Connors! The son of fellow researcher, Dr. Curt Connors (aka the Lizard)! Hank and Peter are outraged and vow to save Billy! So Ant-Man, Aunt May's nephew, and Hank's dog, Orkie, embark on a rescue mission to Eagleneck Point! However, these kidnappers are tough and push Hank Pym to the brink! Ant-Man needs help! And fortunately, there's a web-slinger close by! Retelling of Hank Pym's origin. Cameo appearances by Spider-Man and Martha Connors. Flashback cameos by Hawkeye and the Wasp. (Notes: This issue begins a seven-issue run in the Marvel Feature title featuring the Astonishing Ant-Man. These stories took place during Hank Pym's time away from the Avengers in the early 1970's.
Herb Trimpe was an American comics artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine, who later became a breakout star of the X-Men. During his career he would draw nearly every character in the Marvel stable, and a few that weren't including memorable work he provided for Marvel's 1980's licensed titles for Godzilla, Shogun Warriors and The Transformers.