Monday, March 3, 2014

Marvel's M2 1st Appearances STINGER!
Cassie Lang's Original Alter-Ego: Stinger  - M2 1st Appearances - ToyBiz 1999

Cassandra Lang is known to to most comics aficionados as the daughter of the second Ant-Man, Scott Lang, who later grew up to become one of the original members of the Young Avengers as Stature.  This was the first time in mainstream Marvel continuity that Cassie became a superhero, but back in the late nineties in the M2 Universe, a twenty-something Doctor Cassandra Lang donned a modified Ant-Man helmet and became Stinger as a part of A-Next.  This same continuity introduced us to a lot of interesting female superheroes including May Parker as Spider-Girl, Thena (Daughter of Thor), American Dream, and Wild Thing (Daughter of Wolverine and Elektra), among others.  ToyBiz surprisingly jumped on this universe and created a series of four pretty cool action figures based on these characters.  It was an unexpected but much appreciated move.  Kudos ToyBiz!  If only Hasbro would do the same and release a female-centric Marvel Legends wave (I won't hold my breath).  Let's check out Stinger below!

The four A-Next figures were all Previews Exclusives and utilized Marvel ToyBiz bodies that we had seen plenty of times previously, but somehow these figures just seemed better than the armies of figures released prior.  It's probably because none of these figures were supposed to exude sex appeal.  There was something very unsettling about old ToyBiz figures giving a lusty vacant stare.

Here are some images of Cassie as Stinger from the comics.

Time for some Group Shots!



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    1. because she's awesome. I can't believe I missed the boat and didn't take comparison photos with her and the Wasp figure. Oh well, next time.

  2. This is another character that I am unfamiliar with but thanks to your great photo's I think I need to own!

    1. I'm happy to support your addiction! Luckily you can get her pretty cheap on ebay. The books she appeared in weren't amazing reads, but they were full of cool-looking characters. I'm glad ToyBiz took note and made figures!

  3. You know, Cassie Lang fully adopted the Stinger identity in the recent Ant-Man ongoing comic right now.