Review: The Unstoppable Wasp #1

Nadia Van Dyne, A.K.A. the Unstoppable Wasp, and her team of girl scientists are back! With the backing of the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, there’s no problem the Agents of G.I.R.L. can’t solve! But they’re not the only acronym-toting science organization out there, and when A.I.M. strikes, Nadia and the ladies of Genius In action Research Labs answer the call. But who is A.I.M.’s new super-powered lieutenant, and how do they know Nadia? And what does A.I.M.’s plan have to do with Nadia’s father, Hank Pym?

Due to popular demand, The Unstoppable Wasp is back with writer Jeremy Whitley back at the helm. Though its been months since the last issue, this first issue of the new volume feels like no time has passed at all. The issue is lots of fund as we dive in with Nadia attempting to balance a normal life and her superheroics.

Whitley delivers the loving and great dynamic between Nadia and Jarvis as she practices for her driver test and in that scene alone we are reminded of everything we need to do. Like calling Voltron, each G.I.R.L. member is introduced and done so in a way that gives long time readers an update as to where things stand and enough for new readers to know who they are. And it’s just all fun and cute.

The art by Gurihiru is excellent with a style that’s sort of anime in a way. Not quite sure how to describe it but it feels like a solid continuation of the first volume in both look and coloring. There is some small gags that are missing that we saw in caption boxes in the first volume but there caption boxes here are still used for some humorous additions.

The comic is fun and it feels like not a beat was missed in its absence. The series even continues its excellent interviews at the end with real life female scientists. It’s a fantastic addition that captures the concept of the series. The Unstoppable Wasp fills a massive gap in the Marvel line up and is fantastic in its return. It’s hard to read it and not have a smile on your face by the end.

Story: Jeremy Whitley Art: Gurihiru
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review