Yellowjacket (Marvel Comics)

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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Avengers #59 (December 1968)
Created byRoy Thomas
John Buscema
In-story information
Alter egoHank Pym
Rita DeMara
Darren Cross
  • Size-shifting
  • Bio-energy projection
  • Flight using costume "wings"
  • Superhuman strength
  • Telepathy with insects

Yellowjacket is the name of several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Corey Stoll portrayed the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man (2015).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Hank Pym[edit]

Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, also known as Ant-Man, Giant-Man and Goliath, is the first character to take on the Yellowjacket codename. The character has been associated with several superhero teams in the Marvel Universe, including the Avengers and the Defenders.

Rita DeMara[edit]

Rita DeMara is the second character to go by the Yellowjacket codename. She debuted as a supervillainess, joining supervillain groups. She later becomes a superheroine, joining the Guardians of the Galaxy's ranks. She is killed by Immortus,[1] but is later resurrected.[2]

Darren Cross[edit]

Darren Cross is the third character to use the Yellowjacket codename after gaining the costume thanks to Egghead.[3]

Other versions[edit]

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

The original Ultimate Marvel incarnation of Yellowjacket is Ultron, a robot designed to be an expendable super soldier. Ultron is later killed by Hank Pym who later takes up the Yellowjacket mantle, wanting to make up for what his creation did.[4]

In other media[edit]


The Hank Pym version of Yellowjacket makes his animated debut in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes after suffering from a mental breakdown.[5]


Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket as depicted in the film Ant-Man

Video games[edit]


  1. ^ Avengers: The Crossing #1
  2. ^ Chaos War #2
  3. ^ Astonishing Ant-Man #12. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Ultimates 3 #1 - 4 (Feb. - May 2008); Ultimates #5 (Nov. 2008)
  5. ^ "ABC3 – TV Program – The Avengers (Series 2) Yellowjacket". ABC3. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled". Lego Marvel Super Heroes. November 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "SDCC 2014: OFFICIAL: Evangeline Lilly & Corey Stoll Join Marvel's Ant-Man". July 26, 2014. Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  8. ^ COLLIS, Clark (January 8, 2015). "Exclusive First Look at Ant-Man". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "Characters". IGN Database. Retrieved December 22, 2017.