Unstoppable Wasp #7 Review
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artists: Alti Firmansyah
Colorist: Espen Grundetjern
Cover Artist: Stacey Lee
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Graphic Designer: Carlos Lao
Previously in Unstoppable Wasp…
After a battle within G.I.R.L Labs led to an emotional breakdown for Nadia Van Dyne (the Wasp), she was formally diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and began seeking treatment for it, while trying to make amends with her friends for all the damage she caused in their attempts to reach her during the breakdown. And after doing so, in an attempt to further help Nadia (and the others), Nadia’s step-mom Janet Van Dyne (the original Wasp) begins planning a birthday party for Nadia!
The fateful day has arrived, as it’s time for Nadia’s birthday party! And Janet has pulled out all of the stops to celebrate, starting with a meeting long overdue, as Nadia meets Cassie Lang, daughter of Scott Lang and the superhero Stinger, for the first time! After learning all about Cassie from her father Scott (in a prior Ant-Man & the Wasp miniseries), Nadia is delighted to finally meet Cassie, and the two very quickly bond. But that’s only the beginning, as we see just how many guests Janet brought together to celebrate Nadia. Longtime Avengers such as Tigra, Hercules, Jocasta & Tony Stark, Nadia’s teammates the Champions, and Cassie’s teammates the Young Avengers are all here to help show Nadia just how big her family truly is!
Opinions on story and art
If I thought reading issue #6 of Unstoppable Wasp was fun, well this issue pole-vaults straight passed fun into unparalleled exuberance! Right around the time of the third anniversary of Nadia Van Dyne’s first appearance in comics, Jeremy Whitley, Alti Firmansyah, Espen Grundetjern celebrate this milestone with the most delightful Unstoppable Wasp comic to date!
Delivering on several encounters readers have been pining to see Nadia have with style and grace, Whitley delivers some truly heartwarming and hilarious moments. Managing to juggle such a wide array of characters, he shows them all nothing but respect & love with his writing. And with so many of these characters near constantly dwelling in comic-Limbo, it’s an indescribable level of joy to not only see them but see them interacting with each other and with Nadia and her friends at GIRL Labs! After the heavy dramatic turn of the last few issues, this issue reads as one last big hurrah before the main plot takes another dramatic turn.
Equally, as well-handled writing-wise, the vast cast is visualized wonderfully well by Alti Firmansyah & Espen Grundetjern. With only the second issue of this series Firmansyah’s had to draw she’s given a huge group of supporting characters, and she brings them all to life remarkably well! All while continuing the very smooth, animated stylings in the character moments utilized in the last issue, Firmansyah shows what an amazing artist she is.