Scarlet Witch #1
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Sara Pichelli
Inks by Elisabetta D’Amico
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Wanda Maximoff begins a new mission while facing her own past.
Wanda Maximoff takes on a colorful villain and ends his threat before making her way to her new magic shop located in a small town. A magic shop that her new employee Darcy manages in her absence. One that also gets the attention of her brother Quicksilver. A shop that also has a special door that opens for anyone seeking help.
When a woman arrives through the door, Wanda discovers that her entire town is being controlled by a man known as the Corruptor. Wanda discovers that the woman is immune to the Corruptor’s influence and travels to the town to investigate. After taking on the Corruptor, Wanda is exposed to all of her past acts and must fight the negative influence if she has any chance of saving the town.
The Story: Orlando crafts an entertaining and engaging story for Wanda in this first issue. I like seeing the character in this environment and with a sense of purpose. The series seems poised to create some intriguing adventures for Wanda and I am enjoying how the character is utilized. Orlando creates some great moments for her and I look forward to seeing where the story goes next.
The Art: Pichelli delivers some beautiful art in the first issue. The characters are dynamic and the world of the story is beautifully detailed and visually dynamic.