Once, during dinner with some fellow comic fans back in college, we were listing our favorite superheroes, I said Antman. The table went quiet and one girl said, "You mean the wife-beater?" Spent the next five minutes trying to explain everything, but to no success. Sadly, Pym is blacklisted for it, but Spider-Man gets a free pass. Plus, Ultron has done enough damage: one of the recent Avengers titles ( Secret, I think) had Beast being a d*** and reminding Pym of Ultron, and saying he will never allow him to work with ai again. His criticisms, ironically ended up invalidated when he started eating one of his closest friends. But, long story short, Pym has an uphill battle in public consciousness.