Wanda Maximoff is embarking on new adventures as a part of a brand new Scarlet Witch sequence. Introduced earlier at present, Scarlet Witch #1 comes from the inventive crew of author Steve Orlando, artist Sara Pichelli, and colorist Matt Wilson, with a canopy by Russell Dauterman. Together with establishing Scarlet Witch’s new establishment following X-Males: The Trial of Magneto, the brand new sequence can even see Dauterman create a brand new costume for Wanda Maximoff. Russell Dauterman has been doing cowl work for loads of Marvel titles, most recently the X-Men franchise, and even did a variant cowl that includes lots of Scarlet Witch’s costumes for Avengers Perpetually #1.

Apparently, the announcement of the new Scarlet Witch series is not the primary time followers have gotten a take a look at the hero’s new costume. When Russell Dauterman was producing 10 variant covers for this yr’s X-Males Hellfire Gala, one of many covers revealed Scarlet Witch’s up to date look. “X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2022 ❌✨ MOON KNIGHT situation 12 variant cowl, drawn and coloured by me — ft. my new design for the Scarlet Witch!” Dauterman wrote on Instagram in March. The costume is precisely the identical because the one on the Scarlet Witch #1 cowl, apart from Wanda sporting a distinct headpiece.

Scarlet Witch’s Basic Marvel Costume

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When Scarlet Witch debuted in 1964’s X-Males #4, her costume stayed true to its “witch” tendencies. Though her debut put Wanda in a inexperienced costume, she is generally recognized for her purple flowing cape, skintight bodysuit, and headdress as she jumped backwards and forwards between villain and hero. Created by comedian ebook legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Scarlet Witch was a member of Magneto’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants alongside her brother Quicksilver, Toad, and Mastermind. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would quickly go down a heroic path, becoming a member of the Avengers. WandaVision even devoted an episode to this traditional search for a Halloween episode.

Scarlet Witch’s First Solo Sequence

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Marvel launched its first Scarlet Witch ongoing sequence in December 2015 from Eisner Award winner James Robinson. Along with a rotating crew of artists, Scarlet Witch adopted Wanda Maximoff throughout the Marvel Universe as she got down to repair witchcraft. The sequence ran for 15 points and concluded in February 2017. Scarlet Witch stored her up to date costume all through her appearances following the tip of her sequence, the place her lineage to Magneto was retconned. Nevertheless, her standing within the X-Males comics remained strained following her actions in Home of M, the place she used her powers to vastly lower the variety of mutants within the Marvel Universe with the phrase, “No Extra Mutants.”

Scarlet Witch Will get a New Costume for One other Ongoing Sequence

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A brand new ongoing sequence for Scarlet Witch calls for one more wardrobe change. Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli shared their pleasure about taking Wanda on all-new adventures.

“Since I first stepped into the Home of Concepts, the Scarlet Witch has been with me—the truth is, she was the star of my first Marvel work ever, kicking ass, weaving spells, and humbling Doom in Darkhold! So, there was no manner I might move up the prospect to work on Scarlet Witch,” Orlando stated. “Wanda Maximoff has lastly damaged freed from the shadows she’s wrestled with for years. And now? Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and I are unveiling the following chapter of her highly effective, inconceivable, magical life. When you will have nowhere else to show…you flip to the Scarlet Witch. And God assist anybody who will get in her manner.”

“You’ve got been ready for Scarlet Witch’s solo return for thus lengthy!” Pichelli added. “Lastly that point has come and I am really honored my artwork was chosen to make this occur. Cannot wait so that you can see the ebook.”

Scarlet Witch #1 goes on sale January 4, 2023.

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