Before Marvel Studios rolls out the film this summer, the classic duo of Ant-Man and Wasp will gain a brand new series at Marvel Comics as part of the publisher’s new “Fresh Start” relaunch initiative.
Written by Mark Waid with art by Javier Garron & Israel Silva, the new six-part Ant-Man and the Wasp miniseries will star the Scott Lang version of Ant-Man just like the movie but will feature Nadia Pym (the daughter of Hank Pym) instead of the film’s Hope VanDyne, according to Newsarama. Launching in June, the series finds Lang shrunken down and lost in the Microverse and Nadia is his only hope for rescue if he’s willing to admit that he’s in need of rescue.
“Everyone at Marvel knows I’m obsessed by two things: the Microverse and Cyclops. So when editor Jordan D. White wanted to do an Ant-Man & The Wasp mini-series, he knew to call me or else there’d be hell to pay,” Waid said to Newsarama.
Waid has been working on Champions & Avengers as of late while Garron, recently named one of Marvel’s Young Gun artists, comes over from the recently wrapped Secret Warriors series.
“The pace and tone of the story is crazy fast and crazy fun, so by the end of Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 has already happened a lot of stuff. You could even say there are two full adventures in the first issue, which I feel as a reader like a treat,” Garron said. “I fear to give away too much. But let’s say there are light speed chases, a whole new species already in danger, an experiment gone wrong and quite a lot of arguing! I was able to use from very classic page layouts to really wild compositions, a lot of face expressions and I had my first experience drawing fireworks. Was that too vague?”
Along the way, Waid said that he hopes that what the book accomplishes goes beyond the relationship of the two shrinking heroes.
“Not only does this give me a chance to really refine the Ant-Man/Wasp relationship, it hopefully sets in place some solid “rules” about the Microverse that will help Marvel writers from here on out,” Waid said.
Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 arrives in June.