why is superman aping ant-man?

Thought of the day…  A cover of Action Comics number 296.

supermanantman  Cover date, January 1963.

Synopsis…  A colony of giant ants, mutated by a nuclear war on another planet, comes to Earth with a warning, and Superman uses Red Kryptonite radiation to give himself an ant’s head in order to communicate with them.

Skip to the wikipedia page on Ant-Man.

Ant-Man is the name of several fictional characters appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Ant-Man was originally the superhero persona of Hank Pym, a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size. Hank Pym was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 (Jan. 1962); his first appearance as Ant-Man was in Tales to Astonish #35 (Sept. 1962).
After Pym retired his Ant-Man identity, successors Scott Lang and Eric O’Grady have used Pym’s technology to take on the role of Ant-Man.

Wait.  Does that mean Superman ripped off Ant-man?

Whatever.  It Looks like a blockbuster this summer, considering there’s the Mr. Potato Head Ant-man

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