Chris McCarthy

    Character » Chris McCarthy appears in 8 issues.

    Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who was the first man to try on the new Ant-Man costume developed by Hank Pym.

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    Chris McCarthy was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and played a big role in the introduction of the newest Ant-Man. He was in love with fellow agent Veronica King and a very loyal and dedicated agent to his task within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.


    Chris McCarthy was created by Robert Kirkman and Phil Hester and first appeared in #The Irredeemable Ant-Man issue 1 (2006).

    Major Story Arcs

    The New Ant-Man?

    Chris dying
    Chris dying

    When Wolverine was brought in during the events of Enemy Of The State, Chris and his friend Eric O'Grady were tasked with guarding Dr. Henry Pym's lab by agent Mitch Carson. Not knowing Pym was still in the lab, Eric and Chris panicked when Pym walked out the door. Thinking it to be an enemy, Eric attacked Pym and knocked him unconscious. Inside the lab, they found the most recent version of the Ant-Man suit, which Chris put on and promptly activated, shrinking him down in the proces. Thinking Chris to have disappeared into thin air, Eric panicked again and ran off. Chris promptly got lost in the Helicarrier, stuck at a 1-Inch size. Eric, meanwhile, took this opportunity to make a pass at Chris' girlfriend Veronica, which the miniature Chris saw from an air vent. After some time Chris managed to return to normal size. He then confronted Eric about what he had tried with his girlfriend.

    Around this time, a group of Hydra brainwashed superhumans attacked the S.H.I.E.L.D. Carrier, and Chris and Eric were caught up in the ensuing chaos. Whilst trying to find a safe place to hide, Chris was hit by a laser beam to the head and instantly killed. Eric at first mourned the loss of a good friend, but, trying to survive the whole onslaught, took the Ant-Man suit off his body. Chris was given a military funeral with both Eric and Chris' girlfriend attending.


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