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Wanda Maximoff Is The Magic Hero Marvel Needs In Preview Of ‘Scarlet Witch’ #1

This January, Wanda Maximoff gets the fresh start fans have been waiting for! The iconic Marvel hero’s upcoming solo series will open the door to a new era for the character overflowing with mystery, adventure, and magic.

Written by Steve Orlando (Marauders, Darkhold) and drawn by artist Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Spider-Man), Scarlet Witch will find Wanda embracing a new heroic journey to help those who need her the most. To do so, she’ll use her unmatched magical abilities to conjure up an enchanted door that appears only to those who have no one else in the world to turn to. If your need is great and your hope is gone, there you will meet the Scarlet Witch ! The quests that follow will allow the Scarlet Witch to unleash her chaos magic at its utmost potential as she tackles threats only she as the most powerful sorceress on the planet can hope to handle! Along the way, Wanda will reconnect with her complex extended family including her twin brother Quicksilver, Polaris, and Viv Vision. Fans can get their first look at Wanda’s new path in the Scarlet Witch #1 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork.

The mesmerizing trailer lays out Wanda’s new mission and spotlights some of her upcoming feats including a breathtaking showdown with the Corrupter! Fans can also behold Wanda’s new costume designed by superstar artist Russell Dauterman and spot a new supporting character who will play a key role throughout the series—none other than DARCY LEWIS! The beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe character will make her comic book debut in the series, taking up duties as Wanda’s trusty right hand after falling through the enchanted door herself. Darcy’s mysterious past and the effect it has on Wanda’s new calling will be revealed in due time!

“Two of the major crosses that she’d been bearing for a long time had finally been lifted, so it really felt like a new moment,” Orlando told Polygon in a recent interview. “We talked about setting her up in a new place where she could put her power to service for all the people that she’s realized she could have helped if she had actually taken the time and done the work to reckon with herself sooner.”

Prepare to be spellbound when SCARLET WITCH #1 hits stands on January 4!

Orlando and Pichelli have plenty in store for Wanda in the issues ahead. For instance, Dauterman’s SCARLET WITCH #2 cover shows Wanda entering the dreamscape with Viv, Vision’s daughter with the wife he created based on Wanda’s brain patterns. Then, Wanda will head to Sub-Atomica for SCARLET WITCH #3.

For more information, visit Marvel.com.

SCARLET WITCH #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

Art by SARA PICHELLI

Colors by MATTHEW WILSON

Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

On Sale 1/4/23

Images via Marvel Comics

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