Marvel Announces Scarlet Witch Series
Marvel fans clamoring for a Scarlet Witch solo movie will be pleased to realize Wanda Maximoff is getting a new solo ongoing series. Writer Steve Orlando, interior artist Sara Pichelli, and cover artist Russell Dauterman are collaborating on Scarlet Witch, launching in January 2023 and spinning out of her resurrection and redemption in X-Men: Trial of Magneto. Orlando is no stranger to Scarlet Witch, having written her in last year’s Darkhold saga. The Marauders writer is joined by Sara Pichelli, co-creator of Miles Morales. She also helped Dan Slott relaunch the latest volume of Fantastic Four. Marvel promises Scarlet Witch “will open the way 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!”
“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 lowering Destruction in Darkhold! So, there was absolutely not a chance I could pass up the chance to deal with Scarlet Witch,” Orlando said. “Wanda Maximoff has finally broken free of the shadows she’s wrestled with for years. And presently? 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 for Scarlet Witch’s 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.”
- SCARLET WITCH #1
- Written by STEVE ORLANDO
- Art by SARA PICHELLI
- Colors by MATT WILSON
- Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
- On Sale 1/4/23
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 an entryway that appears only to those who need it most, who have no other person on the planet to turn to. On the other side of this entryway is a mysterious witchcraft shop. Friend or foe, human etc – assuming your need is great and your hope is gone, there you will meet the SCARLET WITCH! Wanda Maximoff is familiar with hitting absolute bottom – and now that she’s finally discovered a sense of harmony, she’s pledged all her power to help others who are languishing at their lowest. But when a woman falls through Wanda’s entryway with a terrifying story of a town gone mad, the Scarlet Witch should muster her wits and chaos magic to deal with an insidious threat!