The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) is a , a in the and founding member of . Created by and , the character first appeared in #44 (June ).
After the character's 2008 death, became Marvel Comics' new Wasp briefly.
Both versions are depicted as having the ability to shrink to a height of perhaps several centimeters, grow to giant size, fly by means of insectoid wings (which appear only at small size), and fire energy blasts.
In May 2011, the Wasp placed 99th on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time.