Darkhold: Wasp #1

Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Claire Roe Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 13
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INTRODUCING THE IRREDEEMABLE WASP! Renowned colorist and writer Jordie Bellaire makes her Marvel writing debut with a story that will make you shrink in fear! Bidden to draw forth five archetypal heroes, the Scarlet Witch chose Janet Van Dyne as “the artist” — the hero whose ingenuity and strength of will could prove the lynchpin in the coming battle against Chthon. To enter Chthon’s dimension and face his darkness head-on, the Wasp read from the ill-fated Darkhold text…and it drove her insane. Now her entire life is subject to question. Janet is no stranger to mental illness; she spent years trying to redeem ex-husband Hank Pym des more

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 15, 2021

    Darkhold: Wasp is another great horror one-shot that ties deeply into the human experience. It's a reminder even the most outlandish, supernatural stories can be used to show human experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Nov 17, 2021

    Artist Claire Roe nails the faux-retro vibe of the story, which is obviously meant to be set in the vague past of the Marvel Universe when Jan and Hank were still an item. Her linework here contains lots of black space, invoking shadows and darkness befitting Jan's mental state. It contrasts nicely with Bellaire's colors, which are often bright and vibrant. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 14, 2021

    I had serious doubts of the Darkhold mini-event, being as it came around on top of of Dark Ages; how many alternative universes do you need to see in any given month? That said, the quality of the Darkhold books has been pretty good, the re-workings of the familiar have turned out better than expected. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 22, 2021

    It's a well-written story with an odd, stilted art style (that actually works in context) and a really sudden ending. It's among the best of the series so far, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 17, 2021

    If there was an issue #2 coming, this would be a potent set-up, but it falls short of satisfying as a one-shot. Read Full Review

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