Wasp #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Nie, Kasia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 18, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Fashion designer, businesswoman, founding Avenger - Janet Van Dyne has worn many hats over the course of her super heroic career. But when an old enemy threatens Janet and her fellow Wasp, Nadia, seemingly against his will, the Van Dynes will have to confront the ghosts in their shared history to get to the bottom of the mystery. Join fan-favorite creators Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK, X-MEN RED) and Kasia Nie (MOCKINGBIRD; AGE OF CONAN: BELIT) as they celebrate sixty years of the Wasp!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 20, 2023

    The first quarter of the series is over, and it already feels like its rushing by way too quickly. Though Ewing is clearly moving things around in a very tight four-issue space with a firm eye on the overall composition of the series, its to the credit of everyone involved that it feels disappointing that the series isnt going to survive into the coming summer. Janets great fun. Always has been. Its nice to see her in her own series again. Four issues, though? Thats simply not enough time with Janet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jan 28, 2023

    Overall, Wasp #1 is an excellent debut issue that shows why this legacy character has been a stalwart in the Marvel Universe. The story by Ewing is fun. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story fans will love to get to know. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 19, 2023

    Nie delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The character designs are great and the visual style and tone of the art is perfect for the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jan 19, 2023

    Ewing does what Ewing does best: give us some deep cuts to Marvel continuity, while giving us the next step for these heroes. His Jan is spot on, flirty and aloof, yet pensive and layered, and his Nadias sweet, and aloof, so Im intrigued in what they have in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 19, 2023

    Janet and Hope face down the Wasp's arch-foe while someone worse lies in wait and Janet reminds readers that she is just as much a founding Avenger as Thor, Iron Man or Captain America. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 21, 2023

    This issue is exactly what the comic promises to be. It's a fun story that celebrates the Wasp and her long, heroic history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 18, 2023

    Al Ewing and Kasia Nie hit the ground running with a great first issue for the Wasp mini-series. This entire issue just further makes you wonder why Marvel continued to miss the boat on giving Janet Van Dyne a solo series for such a long time. Not only do Ewing and Nie showcase Janet as a great character but immediately get over the chemistry that Janet and Nadia share as fellow Wasps. The main villain plot being centered around both Janet and Nadia's respective origins has a lot of potential to make this one a standout mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 18, 2023

    Wasp #1 does a wonderful job of considering everything its title contains. It simultaneously looks back to Wasp's origin printed 60 years ago and ahead to a sprawling new status quo complete with an inheritor of the Wasp legacy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Jan 23, 2023

    A solid, simple, fun issue that could stand to have some more substance Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 18, 2023

    Wasp #1 sets up an interesting plot that ties to Janet Van Dyne's origins as the Wasp that's worth checking out. Unfortunately, this first issue also spends a lot of time telling us about past events rather than showing them, making for a slower-paced story without much urgency. That said, as an anniversary series, it feels like a good tribute. Read Full Review

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