Scarlet Witch Returns in New Comic Series This January
Marvel Comics has announced a brand-new ongoing comic series titled Scarlet Witch. The return of the popular Marvel hero begins this January from writer Steve Orlando and artist Sara Pichelli. Orlando has been bringing the current run of Marauders to glory with Pichelli delivering powerhouse work in Ultimate Spider-Man. The two creators will team up to cast a spell on readers in the new era of Wanda Maximoff.
Marvel Comics‘ description of Scarlet Witch reads:
“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!”
Orlando shares that Scarlet Witch has been with them since their time at the House of Ideas, saying:
“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.
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.”
Pichelli also shares their excitement for readers to experience the return of a Scarlet Witch solo series, saying:
“You have been waiting Scarlet Witch solo return for so long! 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.”
Scarlet Witch #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally in January 2023. Check out the cover from artist Russell Dauterman who also designed Wanda’s new costume below:
Source: Marvel Comics