Written by: Jeremy Whitley
Art by: Gurihiru and VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 12, 2018
The last issue was all about the fun, but it ended with a darker cliffhanger that sets up this issue. I am a big fan of this book and love how Jeremy Whitley is already jumping between the light and dark and boy do I love Gurihiru’s art so much! So, do all of those combine again to give me an issue that puts a big smile on my face? Let’s find out…
With AIM on the attack and Pym Labs on fire, Nadia jumps into action with Janet and the rest joining in right behind her. Whitely does a good job reminding the reader that while Nadia is such a nice gal, she is also a Red Room trained assassin as she takes out a bunch of thugs on the roof. However, she just might have been outdone by Ying who just ripped through floors of baddies.
As the issue continues, though, we get to see a bit of what AIM is after…pretty much everything! There is a nice extended battle between Finesse and Nadia that gets personal, but also should be a motivating factor going forward for our hero. Yea, she got her bitt kicked!
We then get Ying arriving to save Lashayla, but Lashayla saving herself. It’s a nice moment for the two of them, but before retreating, Seeker warns the two of them that something bad is coming and maybe going off with AIM isn’t the wrong thing. On the roof again, the AIM gals get away from Mockinbird and Janet, but the big thing here is that Priya went with them. Or did she? The cliffhanger kind of says both yes and no!
There was a lot going on in this issue, but it did boil down to one big battle. As with the first two issues, though, it’s all about the characters and Whitley does a good job there as well as setting up the continuing mystery of what AIM is really up to.
I don’t think there will be a time when I don’t love Gurihiru’s art. We all have a certain style that tickles our fancy and this is it for me. It just makes me smile and that is one of the main reasons I love reading comics.
I am really enjoying this run of Unstoppable Wasp, but it is one of those books in my wheelhouse. If you enjoy a lighthearted, action-packed book with cool characters and an anime like art style , this may be for you as well.