Demon Wars: Scarlet Sin – Chaos Magic Comes to Peach Momoko’s Demon Wars Saga
Marvel has announced a new entry in Peach Momoko’s Demon Wars Saga with Demon Wars: Scarlet Sin. Spinning out of the pages of Demon Wars: Down in Flames and the introduction of the Scarlet Witch who is just as powerful as we’ve known since she was introduced to True Believers. We will see her Demon Wars origins in this new issue as Momoko continues to pave the way for her universe.
Scarlet Sin will also cap off the current era of Demon Wars which has boldly blended the Marvel Universe with Japanese folklore to create a unique corner of the Marvel Universe. I also hope this inspires Marvel to see the likes of the Marvel Universe blended with other folklore.
Marvel’s description of Scarlet Sin reads:
“The yokai are at war, and Mariko Yashida, descendent of the Oni King, has to choose a side. The fates of the spirit world and the human world hang in the balance. But things just got complicated thanks to the appearance of a mysterious yokai with incredible power. This yokai has a scheme of her own, and she wants to paint the world…scarlet.”
Momoko shares their process of designing Momiji, saying:
“When designing Momiji, Demon Wars’ version of Scarlet Witch, the first thought that came to mind to represent Scarlet Witch was her anger and betrayal. So with this in mind, I was inspired to create her around the Hannya idea. Hannya in Japan is used in Noh theater to represent a woman’s anger and jealousy, and these vengeful spirits turn her into a demon.”
“In Demon Days, most of my characters, even though many were yokai, were all yokai living in the human world, so they had to ‘look human.’ But in Demon Wars, the story takes place in the Ikai, the yokai world, so I had more freedom in designing the characters. They can be human, animal, or an out-of-this-world creature design. So I had lots of fun designing each character. Demon Wars is coming to an end, and I can’t wait to see how readers will react. Thank you!”
Demon Wars: Scarlet Sin #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shops and digitally on May 3, 2023.
Check out the covers and character design revealed below: