Warning! This post contains a PREVIEW for Scarlet Witch #1Wanda Maximoff is entering a new era as the Scarlet Witch, and her new Marvel series looks like it will be exactly what she’s been needing for years. Complete with a brand-new mission, costume, and an exciting new ally who’s making her comics debut from the MCU, Wanda is ready to be a superhero again, having been redeemed from her dark past while also giving fans a more positive depiction compared to her on-screen darkness in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Spinning out from the events of the recent Trial of Magneto miniseries where Wanda was finally redeemed and forgiven for nearly wiping out all of mutantkind during the House of M storyline, the new preview for Scarlet Witch #1 from Steve Orlando and Sara Pichellli sees Wanda opening her own store in New York. Returning to form as a legitimate superhero in the Marvel Universe, this new preview already seems like a fresh start with a bright new future ahead for Wanda. Here are the preview pages and synopsis for the upcoming issue:
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- SCARLET WITCH #1
- THE SCARLET WITCH RETURNS!
- 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 the 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!
- Comic powerhouses Steve Orlando (MARAUDERS; Midnighter) and Sara Pichelli (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN; SPIDER-MEN) join forces to open a groundbreaking new chapter in the Scarlet Witch’s history!
As revealed by this new preview, the MCU’s Darcy Lewis is helping Wanda run her brand-new emporium. Played by Kat Dennings in the Thor films as well as having an appearance in WandaVision, this new series officially marks Darcy’s debut in Marvel Comics (who reportedly has a new history as well). As such, it will be really exciting to see Darcy on the page and how she’ll help Wanda’s ongoing hero work.
Likewise, it seems as though Wanda has enchanted a door that will reveal itself to those who are the most desperate and in need, taking them right to the Scarlet Witch who will be pledging herself to help those who have no one else. It’s a perfect new mission for Wanda, one that should be incredibly fulfilling while likely pushing her magical abilities to their limits. After all, the most desperate are often the ones who are in the most danger from the multiple threats the Marvel Universe has to offer.
A new era and fresh status quo has come for Wanda Maximoff, and it’s about dang time. The Scarlet Witch finally has an opportunity to be the hero she’s always wished she could be, having finally reached a place where her traumatic past and darkness can be left behind in favor of a brighter future. The full Scarlet Witch #1 goes on sale January 4th from Marvel Comics.