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First Impression: THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1

by Glenn Snow | November 17th, 2016


At first glance, I thought this was a solo series of the character that was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, Ant-Man. (Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) and Janet Van Dyne (the original Wasp), is actually an MC2 Universe character, not a Marvel Universe character.) But alas, upon research, it appears that Hank had another daughter with a Soviet woman. This daughter, Nadia, was introduced in All-New, All-Different Avengers #9 (Jul, 2016) as having grown up in the Red Room, the same Soviet training facility that produced the Black Widow. Pulling this character out of nowhere, in much the same way as Silk was introduced in the Spider-Man family, is a little shady. Time will tell if she has any interesting stories to tell or if she’s just the next superhero to get an origin redo with a gender reversal.

“Girl. Genius. Hero. Unstoppable. Nadia spent the entire first half of her life a captive of The Red Room, but now this teenage super-scientist is on her own for the first time, and she’s ready to spread her wings!  Hank Pym’s daughter has a lot of time to make up for and she’s determined to change the world.  You know, if she can get her U.S. citizenship first. Guest-starring Ms. Marvel and Mockingbird!”