As a founding Avenger, first female Avenger, and perennial best dressed Avenger, Janet Van Dyne, aka the Wasp, deserves a lot more recognition.
Below you’ll find a complete guide to Wasp comics in the Marvel Universe, from her beginnings as Hank Pym’s assistant to one of the best Avengers leaders of all time.
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Wasp Comics Reading Order
Collects: Tales To Astonish #27, 35-59
Collects: Avengers Origins: Ant-Man & The Wasp (2013) #1
Wasp and the Avengers
Collects: Avengers (1963) 1-30
Janet Van Dyne hasn’t gotten her proper due as a founding Avenger, due to her absence from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s adptation of the team. Believe it or not The Wasp was a founder, named the team, and served as leader of the Avengers from Avengers #217 to Avengers #278.
Collects: Marvel Team-Up #59 To #60
Collects: Secret Wars #1 to #12
The heralded Kurt Busiek and George Perez turn on Avengers (beginning in 1998 and barrelling into the new millenium) made room for Janet Van Dyne as the Wasp in a way Avengers comics hadn’t for some time.
Collects: West Coast Avengers #32 To #69
Collects: Avengers Forever #1-12
Collects: Avengers (1998) #1-11
Frank Cho drawing Ultron impersonating Janet Van Dyne if you’re into that sort of Wasp. Note that Mighty Avengers issues #12 to #20 are Secret Invasion tie-ins.
Wasp During 2000’s Avengers Events
Collects: Avengers #500-503; Avengers Finale
Collects: Beyond! #1-6
Collects: Mighty Avengers (2007) 1-20
Collects: Secret Invasion (2008) #1-8
Collects: Mighty Avengers #21 To #26
After the events of Avengers vs. X-Men
Collects: Mighty Avengers #27-32
Collects: Mighty Avengers #32-36
Collects: Avengers (2010) 31-34, New Avengers Annual (2011) 1, Avengers Annual (2012) 1
Collects: Avengers Assemble #20
Collects: Uncanny Avengers 1-25, 8Au , Annual 1
The Unstoppable Wasp
Collects: All-New Wolverine #5
Collects: The Unstoppable Wasp 1-4; All-New, All-Different Avengers 14
Collects: The Unstoppable Wasp 5-8, Tales To Astonish 44
Collects: Champions 1-6
Collects: Champions 6-11
Janet confronts Hanktron
Collects: Avengers 672-674, Champions 13-15
Collects: Champions 16-21
Collects: Uncanny Avengers 7-12
The New Ant-Man and the Wasp
Collects: Ant-Man & The Wasp 1-5
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