Check out our interview with Jeremy Whitley, one of the writers of the upcoming comic book, “The Unstoppable Wasp” featuring Nadia Pym, the new Wasp.
The Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 1 will be released on January 4, 2017!
BSCkids: Jeremy Whitley
The new series will focus on Nadia Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym, can you tell us a little bit of her personality and how she gained the moniker “the unstoppable wasp?”
Will Nadia share any traits with her genius parents?
Absolutely. Nadia is not only a super-genius like her father Hank (Ant-Man), but she shares his creativity and determination. Nadia’s not just smart, she has a gift for seeing things differently than others. She doesn’t let the fact that a problem is unsolvable stop her from solving it. Unfortunately, like her father, this also makes her prone to obsession. Nadia has already shown in her time in All-New All-Different Avengers that she will try to solve human problems with science, even when it becomes very clear that science is not the solution.
Can you tell us if the new series will have any storyline ties to the original Ant-man or Wasp series that older fans will recognize?
Can you tell us what some of the biggest hurdles Nadia or Nadia as the wasp may be encountering over the first few issues?
So Nadia is a genius, a girl, and a superhero. Why do you think it’s so critical right now that many comic books are portraying young girls as so powerful?
What is the message you hope to achieve or impart with “The Unstoppable Wasp” series?
Do you think young girls will be able to look up to Nadia as she navigates superhero-hood and life?
Do you think this series will have any crossovers with any of the other upcoming marvel comic series like the new Iron Man featuring a teenage girl taking over the role?
I hope so! We already have a couple of upcoming guest appearances from Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and even Mockingbird (a female hero and scientist that’s been around a bit longer). I’d love for our team to stretch out and get a chance to work with the other teen heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe. We’ll have to see what happens next!
As one of the writers, what has been the hardest part writing this series?
What are you most looking forward to about the series launch or your continued writing for it?