Punch Like a Girl #19 – The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1

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4 responses to “Punch Like a Girl #19 – The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1

  1. I was checking our local library’s online catalog for The Unstoppable Wasp, while listening to the episode. It looks like we’ll have to get it by interlibrary loan from another branch, but it sounds like it will be worth the wait.

    My wife and I are both scientists by training, if not by trade, and we are always looking for positive depictions of female scientists to show our daughter. To be clear, I’d be perfectly happy if my daughter grows up to become something other than a scientist, say a writer or artist… as long as she’s writing or drawing comic books.

    Thank you for the new reading recommendation.

  2. While the character Nadia was created just within the last two years, her mother, Maria Trovaya Pym, is not a retcon for this series. As far bask as the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne’s first appearance in TALES TO ASTONISH back in the early ’60s, Hank Pym had a previous marriage before he met Jan. He married a Hungarian woman who was murdered during their honeymoon. That was established continuity. That Maria was pregnant when she was killed, however, and that the child, Nadia, survived and grew up in the Red Room, yeah, that was all new material.

  3. Ok Lis, you convinced me. I will share this one with my girls and see what they think. (Actually, I was already thinking that from both of your comments, but how can I ignore a personal appeal like that?) I’d seen Nadia’s appearances in All-New All-Different Avengers and the following series, and like her, but somehow let her solo series fall off my radar. Time to correct that, indeed.

    “Don’t praise me for doing the bare minimum!” But Nathaniel, that’s who I am! Like Nadia, I’m just naturally a cheerleader! An old, balding, male cheerleader, but … um … that’s not a good image at all. Never mind.

    Thanks for the shout-outs, punchers! You’re the best!

  4. Thanks for highlighting this series, I had no idea it existed. The Wasp has been around for so long and been (IMO) generally under appreciated so it’s cool she’s finally got to headline her own series (and next month, co-headline a movie). As a kid THE AVENGERS was probably my fav Marvel title and I always liked her presence in the book, even if she was frequently outshined by world beaters like Thor, Iron Man, etc.

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