Marvel Revives ‘Wasp’ & ‘Iceman’ Comic Books
The Unstoppable Wasp and Iceman comics are set to return to shelves following an announcement by Marvel Comics. Originally written by Jeremy Whitley and Sina Grace respectively, the writers are set to continue the stories of the recently canceled book series and will return with art team Gurihiru, set to illustrate Wasp and Iceman’s new series by Nate Stockman.
The return of Wasp and Iceman follows the unsuccessful 2017 Marvel Legacy line which placed emphasis on the “original version of iconic Marvel characters”. The line saw a return to the traditional white male manifestations of many characters. This was in contrast to what the characters had evolved into over the years, a female Thor, an Iron Man who was a black teenage girl, a Latino Ghost Rider and a Hulk who was Korean-American to name a few.
Having run for eight issues in 2017 prior to cancellation, Wasp will star Nadia van Dyne, the daughter of the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. The return of the series is set to have Nadia “teaming up with Agents of G.I.R.L, as well as her stepmother, Janet van Dyne for an investigation to uncover a mysterious connection between A.I.M and Nadia’s father, Hank”. The Unstoppable Wasp #1 is set to return to your local comic book shop on October 3 as an ongoing series.
The revived Iceman comic’s first story arc will follow Bobby Drake as he investigates what appears to be a series of senseless murders of mutant Morlocks. The series will also feature Lucas Bishop, who is set to play a major role in the series. The introduction of Bishop’s character will not be the first time the two interact but will introduce an interesting team dynamic. Iceman #1 is set to return to shelves September 12.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter