Ant-Man Leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy... Over a Birthday Party

In a month and a half, Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp will shrink and grow its way to theaters. To build up on the hype, Marvel is a releasing a six-issue Ant-Man and the Wasp miniseries featuring Scott Lang and Nadia Pym as part of the summer Fresh Start initiative. Scott hasn't really been a part of Nadia's life since her 2017 debut, but the Ant-Man and the Wasp comic is finally going to bring the two together. Written by Mark Waid, art by Javier Garron and inks by Israel Silva, the comic counterparts of the MCU heroes will go on classic shrinking misadventure, whether they like it or not -- and Nadia doesn't.

Scott Lang and Nadia van Dyne aren't exactly what one would call a conventional duo of superheroes. The former is a criminal who stole the shrinking suit of original Ant-Man Hank Pym and later was forced to become a double agent during HYDRA's takeover of America, and Nadia is a teenage assassin prodigy who grew up in the same facility that gave birth to Black Widow, yet possesses a cheery disposition and wants to bring together young women in tech. But their differences are just a part of the legacy they inhabit -- Hank is now merged with his killer robot Ultron, while original Wasp, Janet van Dyne, is a fashion designer, Avenger, and adoptive mother to Nadia. The current Ant-Man and Wasp couldn't have more chaotic lives if they tried, but they haven't had to share the chaos together.

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The preview for next week's debut sees Nadia make her distaste for Scott fairly known. Scott's been spending the last few months in space with the Guardians of the Galaxy since his reputation on Earth was destroyed as a double agent, but a recent adventure left him waylaid in the final frontier until the Nova Corps found him and took him in. Rather than find a way back to his team, Scott contacts Nadia so she can help him get back to Earth in time for his daughter Cassie's birthday and deliver his present of an exotic space plant. Nadia being who she can't turn down a heartfelt request for a dad to be with his daughter on her birthday.

Of course, Scott being who he is, ruins the easy process by failing to follow Nadia's instructions to the last detail and winds up in the Microverse as a result. Nadia has to go in and save him, with the two no doubt bonding more along the way and fighting some Microverse monsters. They'll reach Cassie's birthday party, of course, but this adventure may just be what they need before the teenage festivities.

Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 releases June 6 from Marvel Comics.

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