Wasp Celebrates 60 Years With Their First Miniseries From Al Ewing and Kasia Nie
Marvel Comics has announced a new series titled Wasp. In celebration of the Marvel hero’s 60th anniversary, Janet Van Dyne will be featured in their first mini-series. The four-issue limited series will be written by Marvel icon Al Ewing with art by acclaimed artist Kasia Nie.
Ewing, the mind behind the current Ant-Man comic series will look to pay tribute to the founding Avenger and will look to shed a light to their Silver Age origin and the relationship with their protégé Nadia Van Dyne. This road will lead to the a new series from Ewing that will be launching next year.
Marvel Comics‘ description of Wasp reads:
“After countless Avengers missions, earth-shattering battles, and fabulous costumes, Janet Van Dyne is ready to start a new chapter in her legendary super hero career! But as she sets out to change up her role within Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, a villain from her past rises out of the shadows to ruin all she’s worked for.
Joined by Nadia Van Dyne, Janet and Nadia team up against a dangerous new organization with shocking connections to both their histories. As the threat grows more urgent, Janet and Nadia will face a test so great that they may become the very thing they fear most…”
Ewing explains the appreciation he has found for Janet Van Dyne during their time writing the Ant-Man series, saying:
“The Ant-Man series was a whole lot of fun and gave me a new appreciation for Janet Van Dyne and her world – and when I went digging into her past, there was a whole story there just waiting to be unearthed. If you weren’t a fan of the Wondrous Wasp before – not to mention her adopted daughter Nadia Van Dyne – you will be when we’re done!”
Nie shares their love for Janet Van Dyne, saying:
“I’m super excited to work with Al and rest of the team on this anniversary tribute to Wasp. I love Janet, she’s one of my favorite Marvel characters—a mature person with an uneasy past, a successful woman and the best mom to Nadia. She’s unstoppable.”
Wasp #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shops and digitally on January 18th, 2023. Check out the two covers by artist Tom Reilly below: