Real Name: Janet Van Dyne
Powers: Ability to shrink size. When in her smaller size Wasp has wings and makes use of Wasp Stings. Can cybernetically control insects
Daughter of wealthy socialite and scientist Dr. Vernon Van Dyne and girlfriend of Hank Pym Janet joins Pym as his partner after her father is killed by a monster from space which was drawn to Earth by his work. Has the ability to shrink in size, much like Ant Man. Can fly by means of small, insect like wings when in her miniaturized state due to wasp cells implanted by Dr. Pym. Openly declares her love for Pym very early in their relationship, though Pym does not immediately reciprocate these feelings. As a founding member of the team, Wasp is responsible providing the name Avengers (Avengers #1). Wasp is nearly killed when she was struck by a bullet battling Count Nefaria, suffering a collapsed lung and with the other threatening to do the same (Avengers #13). She is saved by the quick actions of her fellow Avengers and specialist, Dr. Svenson. Soon after the returning to the team, Wasp and Ant-Man determine that they need to take some time away, leaving a team of rookies in Captain America’s hands (Avengers #16)
Wasp returns to the Avengers when she is taken captive by Attuma and is then rescued by the Avengers (Avengers #27).
Wasp is made a multimillionaire when she finally comes of age and receives her inheritance from her deceased father (Avengers #43)
When the synthazoid known as Vision first appears, it is to Wasp that he is drawn (Avengers #57). Shortly after this, Wasp is confronted by a new hero named Yellowjacket, who then abducts the young hero. It is eventually determined that Yellowjacket is in fact her fiancé and the two of them are married (Avengers #60).
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish #44
Joined Avengers: Avengers #1