Marvel Comics’ Scarlet Witch Conjures a New Solo Collection


Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, has a small smile as she casts her red hex magic.

Inset of Scarlet Witch #1 cowl by Russell Dauterman.
Picture: Marvel Comics

Followers of the Scarlet Witch may nonetheless be bummed that the Wanda Maximoff of the Marvel Cinematic Universe turned evil, killed lots of people, and buried herself underneath a mountain on the finish of Physician Unusual and the Multiverse of Magic. However maybe they’ll take some solace the Scarlet Witch of Marvel Comics is doing a fantastic deal higher.

Not solely she’s alive once more after being murdered on the first Hellfire Gala, and forgiven by mutantkind at massive for the occasions of Home of M by utilizing her magic to permit tens of millions of beforehand forever-lost mutants to be resurrected by Krakoa’s protocols, however she now additionally has a brand new solo comedian sequence on the way in which.

Written by Steve Orlando (Darkhold and the present run of Marauders) with artwork by Sara Pichelli (Final Spider-Man), the aptly titled Scarlet Witch finds Wanda able to do extra good after Magneto used Krakoa’s resurrection powers to carry her again in Trial of Magneto, regardless of the very fact she’s at the moment not a mutant. Right here’s how Marvel describes it:

“Wanda is reborn because the hero the Marvel Universe wants her to be! Taking advantage of her recent begin, Wanda makes use of her powers in a wonderful new means and embraces a brand new calling to assist those that want it probably the most…

“There’s a door that seems solely to those that want it most, who’ve nobody else on this planet to show to. On the opposite aspect of this door is a mysterious witchcraft store. Buddy or foe, human or in any other case—in case your want is nice and your hope is gone, there you’ll meet the Scarlet Witch! Wanda Maximoff is aware of hitting all-time low—and now that she’s lastly discovered peace, she’s pledged all her energy to assist others who’re languishing at their lowest. However when a girl falls via Wanda’s door with a terrifying story of a city gone mad, the Scarlet Witch must muster her wits and chaos magic to cope with an insidious menace!”

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Picture: Marvel Comics

An insidious menace?! Oh no! Whereas it’s good to see Wanda again in motion as a hero, it does appear a little bit bizarre that she’s getting a solo sequence not lengthy after her film counterpart took a heel flip. Not that the comics at all times must replicate the films, however I’m at all times a bit baffled that Marvel Comics (DC is responsible of this as effectively) by no means has any synergy with Marvel’s films, despite the fact that it will present a significant entry level for the tens of millions of people that watch the movies however don’t learn the comics. However oh effectively.

Scarlet Witch #1 will hex off the brand new yr on January 4.

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