The Unstoppable Wasp #1

Writer: Jeremy Whitley Artist: Gurihiru Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

•  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?
Rated T+

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Oct 16, 2018

    The return of Nadia Van Dyne's solo-series is just as excellent as the original Unstoppable Wasp comics, jammed-full of wonderful writing, art, and women-in-STEM perfection. If you enjoy fun in your comics, you should most DEFINITELY buy this one! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 18, 2018

    With a racially diverse cast of smart girls who kick butt, certain groups will accuse this comic of tokenism and pandering, but Unstoppable Wasp is perfect for what it is " a fun book about science and sisterhood. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - CJ Pendragon Oct 15, 2018

    The Unstoppable Wasp #1 is a fun and entertaining read with some more mature themes in it. They're dealt with pretty well, and I don't think it would make a younger reader ask too many questions but parents may want to read ahead just to be sure for their own child. At any rate, it's a definite recommendation from me for anyone looking for a comic for their young teen, regardless of gender, or for a new take on a character we all love. Legacy characters can be tricky, but Whitely and Gurihiru handle Wasp deftly in this issue, and I have every reason to believe the following run will be just as delightfully well-done and pleasant to read as this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 20, 2018

    A very welcome return for this wonderful, personable and adorably charming comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 17, 2018

    Unstoppable Wasp #1 (Mark II) capably picks up right where the last volume left off. G.I.R.L. is brilliant, the villainous challenges are fascinating, and the art is gorgeous. The last volume was a powerful tool for making readers fall in love with this charming, hyperkinetic Wasp. The new series starts off fully equipped to get that job done all over again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 17, 2018

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Oct 19, 2018

    Final Verdict: 8.0 " The "Unstoppable Wasp" is back with a strong return first issue, hopefully it lives up to its namesake more this time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Oct 17, 2018

    This is a solid first issue, and hopefully the Unstoppable Wasp series gets a long and happy second life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Oct 16, 2018

    Whitley's return to Nadia is fun and engaging and Gurihiru and Caramagna create a world that feels vibrant and real. Though this is a continuation of the previous series, Whitley crafts the script in a way that will let new readers jump in here without getting spoiled on too many major plot points of the previous two volumes. If you're a Squirrel Girl or Ms. Marvel fan, this series will be right up your alley, and for anyone with a Telgemeier fan in their life who wants to introduce them to other comic series, this is a perfect place to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Oct 17, 2018

    The Unstoppable Wasp #1 feels less like a new series, and more like a continuation of the old series. The story is a little too straightforward, but the characters are great, and the art is the highlight of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Oct 17, 2018

    The Unstoppable Wasp #1 is a mixed bag, but it's more "hit" than "miss." I'd recommend it for fans of the character or for those of other Marvel titles targeted at younger readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Oct 17, 2018

    While it was definitely fun and light, it didn't grab my attention in a way that made me think it was significant. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I don’t really like these people already.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 2, 2019

    Nadia comes back in a big way, getting support from her GIRL squad as she fights AIM. The supervillain thread looks promising, foreshadowing Hank-Pym-related developments in the future. The art is consistently gorgeous and the script deftly juggles a lot of information. Characterization is slightly rushed, but universally adorable. The creation of GIRL in the previous volume was good, but this issue suggests that GIRL in action is gonna be great.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 17, 2018

    While it hasn't really grabbed me or anything, I did find this really fun at certain points.

  • 5.5
    SloboSOY Oct 19, 2018

    I wanted to try this. It's look for kid, and my reading convince me it's for kid. But kids aren't dumb.
    So maybe this story is too simple & not well drawn. I think that a little more would be possible.
    I find it a little shallow. The GIRL is a idea but not original (Captain Marvel try something like teen group & science groupe).
    And a groupe of genius girl without Tony Ho or Ironheart/Riri is so dumb !
    One of the character make me think of Cassandra Cain (With chemistry).
    The only thing good is that Seeker (Really ?) seem shure to have right on her Hank Pym treat talk.

    Cover - Nice & related. 2/2
    Writing - At least kid will know what to use in face of a tank ^^ 1.5/3
    Arts - Manga way ... But not more

  • 4.0

    I am the entirely wrong audience for this book, and with that said, I did not enjoy this at all. Why would the gender of scientists matter enough to create a group? And they made leaps in scientific progress? Are you shitting me? Are they even out of high school yet?

    Guruhiru's art was the only saving grace for this pile. Their panels are very clean and professional.

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