Ant is a current superhero comic series written and drawn by Mario Gully.
The focus is on young Hannah Washington, an 8 year old African-American girl that is constantly picked on and ridiculed by many people in her life, and to escape this torment, creates an alter-ego via stories in her diary about a superheroine named Ant, who has all the physical strengths of an actual ant, but none of those pesky hive-mind like weaknesses.
Later, it's discovered that grown Hannah actually is Ant, and all the childhood issues she's been dealing with are actually past memories, non-existent... or something like that. Already somewhat unstable due to being in a mental institution, she chooses to don the Ant mantle, and discover how she came to pass, as well as taking on some super-powered a-hole villains along the way.
The Ant comics contain examples of:
- Action Girl: Obviously she didn't have any fighting skills at the beginning, but that changed.
- All of the Other Reindeer
- Animal Motifs: Self-explanatory
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: She imagines herself as one at least.
- Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Shows up plenty of times in the series.
- Clingy Costume
- Clothes Make the Superman
- Crossover: She's teamed up with Savage Dragon and Spawn.
- Fanservice: Justified in that Ant is covered in a skintight exoskeleton, like an actual ant, which shows off her entire body. The exoskeleton often sheds off like an actual ant, leaving Hannah naked.
- Good Thing You Can Heal
- Heroic Build
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Adult Hannah.
- Power Source:
- Power-Up Food: Ant can regain her suit by consuming sugar.
- Male Gaze: One of the main criticisms of Ant is that there is just too much bootylicious art.
- Mind Screw: It is still unclear if Ant is just the imaginary persona by a girl in a psychiatric hospital, or she is an actual person.
- Most Common Superpower
- Ms. Fanservice: Definitely.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Ant's suit makes her incredibly durable, but her outfit can be destroyed after taking significant damage.
- Sassy Black Woman: Mild, Example Originally. However, from Volume 2 through, she's a straight example.
- She's Got Legs: There are plenty of comic panels showing Hannah's feet when she's in her suit.
- Statuesque Stunner
- Super Armor: Her Exoskeleton Variation, Hannah's exoskeleton is strong, but it breaks off easy. It can be reconstructed by Hannah consuming sugar.
- Super Senses
- Super Strength
- Wall Crawl