Cover to The Unstoppable Wasp #7 by Elsa Charretier.

The Unstoppable Wasp is a book about Nadia Pym, the long lost daughter of Hank Pym and his first wife. The first six issues have featured guest appearances by Ms. Marvel, Mockingbird, and Daredevil, but not, suprisingly, the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne. With the seventh issue, however, it was clear they were saving the best for last, as writer Jeremy Whitley and artist Veronica Fish clearly demonstrates how Janet van Dyne is the best Avenger.

During the first six issues, Nadia has been trying to form a collective of young female scientists called G.I.R.L., but was interrupted by an assassination attempt by her friend from the Red Room, Ying. It turned out that the Red Room had implanted a bomb in Ying’s head to force her to comply and Nadia had to stop the evil “Mother” while the rest of G.I.R.L. were able to remove the bomb. Everything seemed to turn out okay...until Ying collapsed.

And now, Janet van Dyne trying to get some sleep.

When she finally answers the phone, it turns out to be Matt Murdock, who was supposed to help Nadia with her immigration issues before the shit hit the fan. So Janet goes to Nadia and after she calms her down (and shows her that the doctors at the hospital aren’t assassins out to kill Ying), she gets her to explain everything that happened.


You know how people say that Squirrel Girl’s real power is making friends? Well, it turns out that so is Janet van Dyne’s. Hearing all of Nadia’s woes, Janet pulls out her cell phone and starts making calls.


Aaand that’s when Whirlwind and Beetle attack, since they were hired by the Red Room to kidnap Nadia and Ying. Janet and Nadia end up fighting them inside the hospital, until Ying (who is awake by this point) stabs Cyclone.


And that’s why Janet van Dyne is the best Avenger.