Nadia van Dyne will team up with her stepmother, Janet van Dyne, and the Agents of G.I.R.L. in a relaunch of Marvel Comics’ The Unstoppable Wasp in October.
The ongoing series from Jeremy Whitley and artist Gurihiru, his collaborator on Secret Wars: Secret Love, will involve Nadia investigating a mysterious connection between her father, Hank Pym, and the super-scientist group A.I.M.
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G.I.R.L. (Genius In action Research Lab) will be more involved in the action this time around, but Whitley also teases there will be other recognizable guest-stars throughout the series.
“Our goal with the adventures Nadia has are, as in the first volume, to 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,” the writer told Marvel.com. “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!”
Speaking of recognizable faces, a villain from the first volume will also return to plague Nadia. “I think we’ll have some surprising returns from the first volume, as we not only deal with some of Nadia’s history in the Red Room, but with the revitalization of A.I.M. under a familiar face that Nadia last saw inside of a giant robot,” Whitley said. “Beyond that, we want to bring in some family classics and some new blood as well. Nothing is quite as much fun as making new villains to plague the Marvel Universe.”
“It wasn’t so long ago that Nadia was a part-time Avenger with very few social obligations. Now she’s a Champion, has responsibilities with G.I.R.L., and has a lot more people in her life than she ever has before,” Whitley added when discussing Nadia’s character arc for the series. “A lot of this first story is going to be about how Nadia reacts to having so many more commitments in her life. We’re also going to deal a lot more with what she’s inherited from Hank, both in her civilian life and as the Wasp. Hank’s had more than his fair share of enemies — and right now, he’s off making more.”
The Unstoppable Wasp #1 from Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru goes on sale October 3 from Marvel Comics.