Cassie Lang Reading Guide

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Hey peanuts! Welcome to the Cassie Lang comics reading guide!

Cassie used to be simply “Ant-Man’s daughter”, but now she’s evolved into a full-fledged superhero in her own right! A major part of the Young Avengers in the comics, Cassie is now the latest young hero to join the MCU, played by Kathryn Newton in Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania!

Cassie Lang Comics Recommendations:

  • Marvel Premiere (1972) #47-48
  • Fantastic Four (1961) #403-411, 416
  • A-Next (1998) #1-12
  • Young Avengers (2005) #1-12; Special #1; Presents #4-5
  • Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways (2006) #1-4
  • Avengers: The Initiative (2007) #8
  • Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers (2008) #1
  • Dark Reign: Young Avengers (2009) #1-5
  • Mighty Avengers (2007) #20-36
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade (2010) #1-9; Young Avengers #1
  • Ant-Man (2015) #1-5
  • Astonishing Ant-Man (2016) #1-13
  • Ant-Man (2020) #1-5

After using Pym Particles on herself, Cassie Lang gained the ability to grow and shrink naturally. After joining the Young Avengers, Cassie and her friends even defeated Kang, the king of chronological chaos!

But is she Stature? Stinger? Giant Girl? Who is Cassie Lang?? Read on to find out!

For more Quantumania prep, check out our other reading guides for Ant-Man & The Wasp and Kang!

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Young Cassie Lang (1979-2003)

Like in the MCU, comics Cassie Lang was originally introduced as simply Scott Lang’s daughter. Many of these adventures feature Cassie in very minor roles before her graduation into the Young Avengers. It’s still interesting to follow Ant-Man’s exploits from her point of view and to see her evolve into the heroic character we know today.

The Fantastic Four issues are probably the most important comics here. They show Cassie transitioning from a simple child into a fully-fleshed out character raised by superheroes with a good heart. And in #416, she even meets Kang the Conqueror, her future boyfriend and enemy.

  • Marvel Premiere (1972) #47-48
  • Iron Man (1968) #137, 151, 155, 224-225, 233, 243
  • Avengers (1998) #26, 62, 73, 76, 83; Annual #1999
    • Avengers (1963) #223
  • Marvel Double-Shot (2003) #3 [B Story]
    • Cassie’s first date!

Extra reading:

  • Micronauts (1979) #19
  • Marvel Team-Up (1972) #103
  • Marvel Two-in-One (1974) #87
  • Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #11, 81, 137
  • What The–?! (1988) #16
  • Tales of the Marvel Universe (1997) #1
  • Heroes for Hire (1997) #7, 10

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Cassie Lang as Stature: Young Avengers (2005-2012)

After Scott Lang’s death in Avengers: Disassembled (see the Ant-Man reading guide), Cassie suited up with the Young Avengers! Led by Iron Lad (a good version of kid Kang!), these heroes are beloved by fans and will likely play a key role in the future of the MCU.

Cassie was also a major player in Dan Slott’s Mighty Avengers alongside the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym.

Stature vs. Stinger? Stature has a red suit, domino mask, and is a member of the Young Avengers!

  • Young Avengers (2005) #1-12; Special (2006) #1
    • After #8: Young Avengers Special (2006) #1
  • Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways (2006) #1-4
    • Civil War (2006) #1-7
  • Young Avengers Presents (2008) #4-6
    • #4 features Cassie and Vision
    • #5 is a Cassie spotlight!
  • Secret Invasion (2008) #1-8
    • Prologue: Ms. Marvel #14, 18-20; Avengers: The Initiative #8
    • After #3: Avengers: The Initiative #14-15, Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1-3
    • After #4: Iron Man #33
    • After #6: Avengers: The Initiative #17-18
    • After #8: Mighty Avengers #20; Secret Invasion: Home Invasion #2-3; Secret Invasion: Front Line #4-5; New Avengers #47-48
    • Continue with the Secret Invasion reading guide!
  • Avengers: The Initiative #8
    • #8 is a major Ant-Family issue featuring Hank Pym, Eric O’Grady, and Cassie!
  • Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers (2008) #1
    • After Secret Invasion #3!

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  • Dark Reign: Young Avengers (2009) #1-5
  • Mighty Avengers (2007) #20-36
    • After #23: Captain Britain and MI-13 (2008) #13
    • After #33: Realm of Kings: Inhumans (2010) #1-2
    • After #34: Siege (2010) #2, Thunderbolts (2006) #141
    • After #35: Siege (2010) #3, Thunderbolts (2006) #142, Siege: Captain America (2010) #1
    • After #36: Thunderbolts (2006) #143
  • I Am an Avenger (2010) #1, 4-5

 

Extra reading:

  • She-Hulk (2005) #1
  • New Avengers (2005) #18
  • Spider-Man Unlimited (2004) #12 [B Story]
  • What If? Civil War (2007) #1
  • Spider-Man and Power Pack (2006) #3-4
  • Avengers (2010) #1
  • Uncanny X-Men (1981) #526 [B Story]
  • Chaos War (2010) #1
  • New Avengers (2010) #1, 7

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Cassie Lang as Stinger: Ant-Man (2012-2023)

With the Ant-Man movie, Scott Lang got a major push on the comics side. With Cassie adopting the name “Stinger,” the new Ant-Man comics began exploring their new relationship in funny, heart-warming father-daughter adventures. For more adventures with Scott, check out the full Ant-Man reading guide!

Cassie also started popping up in video games and animated shows, making this era rich with story possibilities for her role in the future of the MCU.

Stature vs. Stinger? Stinger has a purple suit, ant helmet, and is a member of the Ant-Man family!

  • Ant-Man (2015) #1-5
  • Astonishing Ant-Man (2016) #1-13
    • Astonishing #6: Cassie becomes Stinger!
  • Ant-Man Family
    • Ant-Man & the Wasp (2018) #5
    • The Unstoppable Wasp (2018) #7
    • Giant-Man (2019) #3
  • Ant-Man (2020) #1-5
    • Ant-Man (2022) #3

Video games:

  • Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (2016)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017)
  • Marvel Strike Force (2018)

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Extra watching:

  • Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! (2009) S1 E50
  • Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010) S2 E5
    • Tie-in comic: Marvel Universe: Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2012) #17
  • Ant-Man (2015)
    • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018)
    • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
    • Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man (2017) S1 E1

Extra reading:

  • Marvel NOW! Point One (2012) #1
  • Avengers World (2014) #16
  • Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #22-23
  • Generations: Sam Wilson Captain America & Steve Rogers Captain America (2017) #1
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Webs and Arrows and Ants, Oh My! (2018) #1
  • Marvel and Dell Present: Ant-Man & Wasp (2018) #1
  • Marvel Comics (2019) #1000 (“Celebration Day”)
  • Empyre (2020) #4-5; Aftermath Avengers #1
  • Hawkeye: Kate Bishop (2021) #1-5
  • Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic (2022) #10

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Cassie Lang comics variants

The first time readers saw Cassie suit up was actually in an alternate future, during 1998’s A-Next. This series established the purple costume and “Stinger” codename that Cassie would later use in the 616 timeline and maybe even in Quantumania!

A-Next also introduced “Hope Pym,” who was the name inspiration for “Hope van Dyne” in the MCU.

  • What If? (1976) #8, 38
  • A-Next: Marvel Comics 2
    • A-Next (1998) #1-12
    • J2 (1998) #1-6, 12
    • Spider-Girl (1998) #9, 13, 16, 19-21, 25, 30-31, 38, 45-46, 58-59, 71, 81-86, 92-95
    • Fantastic Five (1999) #5
    • Last Hero Standing (2005) #1-5
    • Last Planet Standing (2006) #1-5
    • Amazing Spider-Girl (2006) #0, 15
    • Avengers Next (2006) #1-5
    • American Dream (2008) #1-5
    • Spider-Girl: The End! (2010) #1
    • Spider-Island (2015) #1-5
  • Ultimate Universe
    • Ultimate Comics Ultimates (2011) #17-19, 27-30
    • Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #17-18
    • Cataclysm: Ultimates (2013) #1-3
    • Ultimate FF (2014) #4
  • Secret Wars
    • Civil War (2015) #1-5
    • House of M (2015) #4
  • Marvel × Shōnen Jump+ Super Collaboration (2019) #7

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And those are Cassie Lang’s comics! Are you excited to see her in Quantumania? When do you think the Young Avengers are coming to the MCU? Tell me on Twitter @vinwriteswords and remember to follow the site @MyCosmicCircus for more Quantumania comics content coming soon!

Check out our full list of reading guides here and our other Quantumania comics guides below!

Ant-Man & The Wasp Comics Reading Guide

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Kang the Conqueror Comics Reading Guide

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All images courtesy of Marvel Comics.

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