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Shrinking, Flying, Dancing And Science In ‘The Unstoppable Wasp’ #1 [Preview]

Cover by Elsa Charretier
Cover by Elsa Charretier

 

The new Wasp, introduced in All-New Avengers, is arriving in her own series with The Unstoppable Wasp #1 by Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier. With a fantastic cover by Charretier and the promise of fun, upbeat adventures, this comic seems to be aimed squarely at the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl demographic, which is frankly a direction more comics should be aiming in.

Just in this four page unlettered preview, we see the Wasp’s origin recapped in the shape of her helmet, appearances by Ms. Marvel and Mockingbird, and the Wasp defeating Monica Rappaccini’s giant robot suit by making it dance and then jumping into Monica’s lap.

I’m sure there’s some drama in this book, but it’s clearly focused on fun, and that’s the kind of superhero comic I always get excited about. Especially when it’s coming from Whitley, creator of Princeless, and Charretier, who did great work on her all-too-short run on Starfire.

Marvel has also announced that the book’s letters page will spotlight women scientists each month, with the goal of inspiring the next generation, something the Wasp would certainly be in favor of.

The Unstoppable Wasp #1 features a variant cover by Elizabeth Torque, and comes out January 4.

 

Art by Elsa Charretier
Art by Elsa Charretier
Art by Elsa Charretier
Art by Elsa Charretier
Art by Elsa Charretier
Art by Elsa Charretier
Art by Elsa Charretier
Art by Elsa Charretier
Variant Cover by Elizabeth Torque
Variant Cover by Elizabeth Torque
Hip-Hop Variant by Nelson Black II
Hip-Hop Variant by Nelson Black II
Movie Variant
Movie Variant

 

Here’s the official word from Marvel:

Big things come in small packages in 2017, as Marvel’s newest leading lady debuts in her very first ongoing series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1 – the highly anticipated new series from creators Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier! Life has never been easy for Nadia Pym. She spent the first half of her life a captive of The Red Room – the covert Soviet training facility that produced living weapons like the Black Widow and the Winter Soldier. For the first time ever, this teenage super-scientist is on her own and she’s ready to spread her size-changing wings! Be there as she makes her way through the Marvel Universe with fresh eyes and bountiful optimism. Hank Pym’s long-lost daughter has a lot of catching up to do and she’s determined to change the world with the greatest weapon of all – her mind. You know, if she can get her United States citizenship first. You can try to stand in her way, but you’ll fail. She is THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP, and she’s coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere onJanuary 4th!

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