The Unstoppable Wasp #1

The Unstoppable Wasp #1

Writer: Jeremy Whitley Artist: Elsa Charretier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 14
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Girl. Genius. Hero. Unstoppable.
Nadia spent the entire first half of her life a captive of The Red Room, but now this teenage super-scientist is on her own for the first time, and she's ready to spread her wings!  Hank Pym's daughter has a lot of time to make up for and she's determined to change the world.  You know, if she can get her U.S. citizenship first. Guest-starring Ms. Marvel and Mockingbird!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Jan 6, 2017

    I desperately must see what happens in this series because with the present team working together and the premise, we're definitely going to have a winner on our paws. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jan 4, 2017

    What I recommend reading The Unstoppable Wasp. Nadias adorable, her quips with Ms. Marvel, Mockingbird, and Monica Rappaccini are extremely entertaining. What this issue starts, as the first arc, is something Im very excited to see. Why are you even reading this? Go read The Unstoppable Wasp now! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Taylor Jan 8, 2017

    The Unstoppable Wasp is a damn good book. You should definitely read it, and when you're done, give to your kids, cause they need these types of stories even more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Jan 13, 2017

    Though I wasn't originally going to try this comic, I'm glad I did. The dialogue for Nadia's character is a breath of fresh air when it comes to personality and perspective. The character analyses like a wondering mind, and this is brought to life on the pages of the comic. During the battle scene the reader is presented with Nadia's mechanical knowledge of how things function and work. A scene with a robot provides details into how the parts of the robot functions, which I found highly interesting. I had mentioned life lessons, and this comes into play when Wasp crosses the road without looking first, which brings up a safety tip from Ms. Marvel. As a kid from the 80's and 90', I miss this type of knowledge and lessons being provided during Saturday morning cartoons or comics. What started as a comic I didn't want to read turned into one of my favorite recent reads and is now on my pull list at my local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jan 4, 2017

    It's utterly joyous, extremely new reader friendly - of course I was gonna read it. And holy heck, am I glad I did. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jan 4, 2017

    The artwork is detailed in places and makes action a lot of fun. The expression, admittedly, isn't always evident in the art but the script does such a good job that it's not necessarily required. The Wasp suit is perhaps our favourite version of the costume we've ever seen, and we're so, so ready to join Nadia on her quest to reinvent the list of the smartest people in the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 3, 2017

    If you can't tell, I really dug the first issue. It's the fun escape I was looking for when I read it and sets up a series that'll be a great mix of serious, fun, and encouragement. A solid debut and a great way to begin the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 7, 2017

    The Unstoppable Wasp is a really fun comic right from the get go. And not only is it fun to read, but the creative team clearly has plans in place and ideas to play with. That's a lot more than can be said for other new hero comics that have launched recently. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 9, 2017

    This book is an incredible way to start a series and I can'twait to see more of this story and more of Nadia Pym. This issue is smart andimmediately gets the audience to like our new Wasp. Frankly, I've never beenfamiliar with the old Wasp and I didn't know much about this new one going intothe book but I'm all in now with this series and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Jan 8, 2016

    If you like your comics complicated, unresolved, or edgy, this isn't it. If you're here for the fun, buy The Unstoppable Wasp. If you know a pre-teen girl who's interested in comics but doesn't know where to start, buy her a subscription. When she becomes a theoretical physicist, you can take a little slice of the credit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Jan 4, 2017

    Marvel is kicking off the year strong with this issue. This is the kind of weird super-science that I LOVE, and Nadia is the perfect character to follow into the thick of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Jan 3, 2017

    Unstoppable Wasp is off to a great start, and could provide science-minded girls with a well-rounded role model if the creative team can let her actions speak louder than her words. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 6, 2017

    It's a good start, and I'd think this would be high on the list of fun reading for both female and male fans. Nadia's a good hero for young women to emulate - perhaps we'll see more "Unstoppable Wasp" costumes at this year's conventions! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 4, 2017

    If you've questioned whether the new Wasp really needs her own solo comic, this first issue might just change your mind. Nadia Pym's charming personality and her enjoyable interactions with other Marvel heroes result in a joyful, infectiously charming story. That's aided by the expressive art of Elsa Charterrier, who channels all the restless mania of a heroine free to pursue her own destiny for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 3, 2017

    This feels like a book that’s going to make a certain section of comic book readership angry and I kind of hope it does. Science fiction, fantasy and superheroes have always existed as safe havens for outsiders but over time, they started catering only to certain sections of their fanbases. We deserve to get more stories that feature diverse casts, diverse experiences and diverse points of view. As readers, we deserve to see ourselves in the stories that we read. The Unstoppable Wasp may hew close to Marvel’s past success with Ms. Marvel in terms of approach but it is not apologizing for putting women at the center of its story. When was the last time you could realistically grab a Big Two book off the rack that someone of any age and any gender could realistically enjoy? It’s probably been a while but look no further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jan 5, 2017

    On any given Wednesday there are a good chunk of books that have strong women kicking butt and we can welcome The Unstoppable Wasp into the club. This title has a lot to offer with Nadia and her backstory of being Hank Pyms daughter and escaping the red room. Nadia surely has won over fans after this first issue, her spunky upbeat demeanor is sure to help her stand out and win a spot in everyones pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 7, 2017

    With this book and others before it – Ms. Marvel, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur – Marvel has wisely endeavoured to expand its appeal to younger and female readers, but it's done so in a way that also offers an entertaining experience for its readership as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 4, 2017

    Highest possible recommendation. Buy it twice. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jessica DeWitt Jan 20, 2017

    I think Whitley has written a story for young girls that are interested in math and science. We see the torch being handed to the Wasp as Mockingbird remembers her younger years as a superhero. Mockingbird clearly has regrets as she tells the Wasp you inspire ME. The artwork by Charretier works well with bright the colors added by Wilson resulting in a fun, witty story for the young audience to enjoy. The down side is that things can get a bit drawn out with the conversations and Nadias positive attitude. I like the science fact but I thought they could be a little clearer in detail. However, this is not a bad start for the first issue.The Unstoppable Wasp has potential and hope can only float one way.up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jan 9, 2017

    You will love Nadia. She is a wide-eyed innocent trying to navigate her way through her new country. She is trying to gain citizenship in the United States so immigration is covered, but Whitley does not use the US Immigration office as bad guys or shine a negative light on Nadia's experience. Its just used as a background to the character as she discovers the wonders of America. Some sites would like to sell you the fact that this comic is filled with left-wing social justice messages. It really isn't. Yeah there's tons of diversity, but at the end of a very fun day, this comic is a joyful and breezy superhero comic with a new lead character that should make the Marvel Universe a brighter place. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 9, 2017

    In short, while I miss Jan Van Dyne, this is a solid first issue of comics, with a main character that I enjoy seeing in action. The Unstoppable Wasp #1 gives us an interesting new start, a couple of Harry Potter references, and a lot of girl power, with the caveat that Nadia's big personality may not be for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jan 6, 2017

    The potential is there, but its not really been utilized. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 4, 2017

    This book is definitely directed at a particular demographic that I am not apart of. Young girls will love this book and that is great, and we need more books that bring in young readers. I just wish that it wasn't so pigeon holed into appeasing just that one demographic. Read Full Review

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