WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Ant-Man & The Wasp #1
With Ant-Man & The Wasp preparing to take the spotlight in Marvel's movie universe, it's only right that they get a comic book miniseries of their own, too boot. The six-issue series is being given the talent to make the title sing, with writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Garron teaming up these mismatched heroes for science-bending adventure from the very first page.
Our exclusive preview of Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 confirms that the story is going sci-fi in every sense, with Ant-Man Scott Lang an entire galaxy away from Earth. He's got a date with his daughter, and only the 'All-New Wasp' Nadia van Dyne can bring him home. At least... that was the original plan. Safe to assume Scott spins this story out of control almost immediately.
Most casual fans will mainly be familiar with the film versions of both Ant-Man and the new Wasp, making her debut in their mutually-titled sequel. That's not actually a hindrance to enjoying the comic version, however, since these takes on Scott and Nadia (Russian for "Hope," the name of Hank's daughter in another universe) fall closely in line with their cinematic counterparts.
Is this comic preview the perfect appetizer for both the full series, AND the movie? And will it drive the desire to see Paul Rudd share the screen with the Guardians of the Galaxy sky high? We'll let you be the judge. Take a look at the preview pages below:
The preview leaves fans wondering if Scott really does make a safe return home, but the need for the rest of the six issue story has us suspecting something goes awry. More importantly, the comic shows just how difficult it is to separate the modern versions of the two heroes from the originals. Difficult... or simply too good to pass up. After all, Michelle Pfeiffer's original Wasp is in the movie, presumably serving the same purpose: making the Ant-Man and Wasp monikers into a legacy, and family affair.
The first pages of the miniseries give a perfect taste of the comedy Waid is bringing to the story, and how Garron's style will make the Microverse pop (once both heroes end up in the sub-atomic realm). Fans who didn't realize how badly they needed their fix of Ant-Man and Wasp can pick up the first issue on June 6, and enjoy the rest of the series as it release up to and beyond the film's debut.
Check out a full synopsis for the issue below:
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) #1
Published: June 6, 2018
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Javier Garron
Cover Artist: David Nakayama
A NEW SERIES FROM MARK WAID & JAVIER GARRON! Wasp was just trying to help Ant-Man get home to Earth to see his daughter...but a little problem got in the way. Very little. Subatomic, in fact, as Scott Lang was lost in the vast spaces between atoms! Now, Nadia is his only hope of rescue…if only he would listen long enough for her to save them! From master storyteller Mark Waid (CAPTAIN AMERICA, CHAMPIONS) and Marvel Young Gun artist Javier Garrón (SECRET WARRIORS, STAR-LORD) comes a story of a big journey getting smaller all the time!
Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 will be available from Marvel Comics on June 6, 2018.
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018