Wanda Maximoff Gets To Be A Hero Again In Upcoming ‘Scarlet Witch’ Ongoing

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The Scarlet Witch will return in January in a brand-new ongoing solo series! A groundbreaking new chapter for one of Marvel Comics’ most beloved characters, Scarlet Witch will be written by Steve Orlando, known for his current run of Marauders and last year’s Darkhold saga, and drawn by artist Sara Pichelli, the artist known for her work on titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man.

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 new way and embraces a calling to help those who need it the most.

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!

“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,” Orlando said. “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.”

“You have been waiting Scarlet Witch 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.”

Check out the first cover by Russell Dauterman, who also designed Wanda’s new costume, and be there when Scarlet Witch #1 kicks off this January. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

Scarlet Witch #1 cover

SCARLET WITCH #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

Art by SARA PICHELLI

Colors by MATT WILSON

Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

On Sale 1/4/23

Image via Marvel Comics

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