SCARLET WITCH Returns For A New Ongoing Marvel Comics Series Next Year

She's been out of the picture for a while, but Wanda Maximoff is set to make her presence felt in a big way when the Scarlet Witch returns for a new ongoing Marvel Comics series in January...

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Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) made a big impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and her comic book counterpart will soon do the same in the pages of a new ongoing series hitting shelves early next year.

Marvel Comics has announced that writer Steve Orlando and artist Sara Pichelli will "open the door 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" in Scarlet Witch #1.

Get more story details and check out the cover for the first issue below.

"Following her redemption in the pages of X-MEN: TRIAL OF MAGNETO (2021), 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 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 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."

Fans will no doubt be pleased by this news, but we're still not sure when - or if - Wanda will return to the MCU. The character almost certainly survived the events of Sam Raimi's sequel, but there's every chance Kevin Feige and co. decided to keep her on the shelf for a while.

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