Avengers Vol 1 (start date 1964), issue 217 (published 1982)
Art by Bob Hall
Janet Van Dyne (Wasp)
Janet Van Dyne was a founding member and one-time chairperson of the Avengers, and also gave the group its name. She began her superhero career to avenge her father’s tragic death, yet was known for her playful style. Capable of flight, size reduction and insect communication and control, she is both a skilled combatant and an acclaimed fashion designer.