The Press Release:
The Scarlet Witch will return in January in a brand-new ongoing solo series! A groundbreaking new chapter for one of Marvel Comics’ most beloved characters, SCARLET WITCH will be written by Steve Orlando, known for his thrilling current run of Marauders and last year’s Darkhold saga, and drawn by artist Sara Pichelli, the superstar talent known for her acclaimed work on titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man. Together these two comic powerhouses will open the door to a new era of adventures, mysteries, and quests that only a hero with Wanda Maximoff’s breathtaking and unmatched mystical abilities are fit for!
Following her redemption in the pages of X-Men: Trial of Magneto, Wanda is reborn as the hero the Marvel Universe needs her to be! Making the most of her fresh start, Wanda uses her powers in a glorious new way and embraces a new calling to help those who need it the most. Experience one the most powerful magic-wielders on the planet at her very best in the series Scarlet Witch fans have been asking for!
There is a door that appears only to those who need it most, who have no one else in the world to turn to. On the other side of this door is a mysterious witchcraft shop. Friend or foe, human or otherwise–if your need is great and your hope is gone, there you will meet the SCARLET WITCH! Wanda Maximoff is familiar with hitting rock bottom–and now that she’s finally found peace, she’s pledged all her power to help others who are languishing at their lowest. But when a woman falls through Wanda’s door with a terrifying story of a town gone mad, the Scarlet Witch will have to muster her wits and chaos magic to deal with an insidious threat!
“Since I first stepped into the House of Ideas, the Scarlet Witch has been with me—in fact, she was the star of my first Marvel work ever, kicking ass, weaving spells, and humbling Doom in Darkhold! So, there was no way I could pass up the chance to work on SCARLET WITCH,” Orlando said. “Wanda Maximoff has finally broken free of the shadows she’s wrestled with for years. And now? Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and I are unveiling the next chapter of her powerful, improbable, magical life. When you have nowhere else to turn…you turn to the Scarlet Witch. And God help anyone who gets in her way.”
“You have been waiting Scarlet Witch solo return for so long!” Pichelli added. “Finally that time has come and I’m truly honored my art was chosen to make this happen. Can’t wait for you to see the book.”
Check out the first spellbinding cover by Russell Dauterman, who also designed Wanda’s new costume, and be there when Scarlet Witch embarks on her greatest journey yet this January! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
SCARLET WITCH #1: Written by STEVE ORLANDO; Art by SARA PICHELLI; Colors by MATT WILSON; Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
On Sale 1/4/23
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve always enjoyed the comic book adventures of the Scarlet Witch when she was a member of The Avengers and even into the original “Vision and Scarlet Witch” mini-series from a time long ago and now with her prevalence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe it will be interesting to see what this series is going to be like. The creative team sure knows how to weave a spell so I am confident that this will be a good one. Having said a number of times that my own comic book purchasing has been super limited or only done in provided digital versions, I will likely need to pass on this one but will for sure be flipping through the pages when it sits proudly on the racks of the local comic book shop. What do you readers think about this latest comic book series news? Are you on Team Wanda and want to help her adventures along or will you pass? Chime in down below and I will see you next time. Please stay safe out there and happy collecting.