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Marvel’s The Unstoppable Wasp flying back to comics this fall

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Jun 12, 2018

It turns out The Unstoppable Wasp really is unstoppable, thanks to a Marvel announcement Tuesday revealing the comic book is set to return as an ongoing series this fall.

The new series will focus on current Wasp Nadia van Dyne teaming up with original Wasp Janet van Dyne, her stepmother, and the Agents of G.I.R.L. The Unstoppable Wasp will be written by Jeremy Whitley and have art by Gurihiru. Whitley wrote the original Unstoppable Wasp series, which ran for eight issues and ended in August 2017.

Whitley told Marvel.com that the first series was about bringing the team together, while this series will be about seeing them in action. "They’re science ladies having science adventures! All of our Agents of G.I.R.L. are back, and they’re all on the same mission: to change the world through science. They’re also going to be Nadia’s back-up in the field in ways that are new to this volume," he said. "It’s always useful to have four of the smartest scientists in the world in your earpiece, but we’ve got a few other ways for them to get in on the action."

The Unstoppable Wasp - Marvel

Credit: Gurihiru, Marvel.com

The comic will share a goal with the first series in having Nadia’s adventures “combine the young and vibrant part of the current Marvel Universe with the heritage and fun of the Marvel Universe that she inherits from her family tree,” said Whitley. "Between Janet, Hank, Scott, Cassie, and Jarvis, Nadia has a ton of Avengers history around her. Also, Mockingbird’s sticking around as a mentor in the lab, so count on some killer chemistry and things getting hit with sticks!"

Previews of art from the new series showing Nadia and the Agents of G.I.R.L. were also shared on Marvel.com.

The Unstoppable Wasp - Marvel

Credit: Gurihiru, Marvel.com

The Unstoppable Wasp - Marvel

Credit: Gurihiru, Marvel.com

Considering Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives in theaters in less than a month and Marvel is releasing a limited-run Ant-Man & The Wasp comic book series now, there’s certainly no better time for the current Wasp to be brought into the spotlight in a regular series. With all these releases, it’s especially fitting for a series that connects to the character’s history and features Janet van Dyne, who we finally saw good photos of from the film last week.

There’s certainly a lot of potential here, but we'll have to anxiously wait until the fall to see what it will be like. The Unstoppable Wasp #1 will be available Oct. 3.