Rick Remender Talks Wasp in UNCANNY, Dimension Z in CAP
by Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
Date: 18 December 2012 Time: 03:30 PM ET
Marvel.com interview published Thursday, going into detail about where Captain America will be spending a significant amount of time.
"It needs to be strange in ways that we don't necessarily understand, and I think the Phrox, the alien species that he encounters there — there is kindness and there is a spectrum," Remender told the site. "It's not just a lot of ferocity." Remender also disclosed that readers will learn more about Arnim Zola's origins very soon. "In issue #3 we get a glimpse of what Arnim Zola was like when he was a human being around the same time in the 1920s when Steve was a young man trying to survive the mean streets of the Lower East Side during the Great Depression," the writer said to Marvel.com. "I think about half the issue is spent getting a look at who Zola was and who Steve was and really starting to look into their characters, and the other half is Steve dealing with threats and trying to protect Ian in Dimension Z." Marvel.com, this time talking the role the recently returned Wasp will play in Uncanny Avengers. She — along with Wonder Man and Sunfire — is joining the book's cast as of February's Uncanny Avengers #5, which features guest art from Olivier Coipel. "I think Wasp really lends weight to the fact that this is a big Avengers unit and not just some amalgamation thing," Remender told the site of the character's significance within the book. "She definitely helps solidify the fact that this is the Avengers." In the interview, Remender states that he discussed Wasp with former Avengers writer Kurt Busiek (Remender worked on Busiek's run on the title as an inker). Marvel.com. Saying it was originally conceived as "if Hydra had a dimension," the writer said, "It's a place where [Arnim] Zola has absolute freedom to do his business. There is absolute freedom to experiment and to do whatever he wants and to then release his experiments into the wild of his own world."
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