Scarlet Witch #3

Scarlet Witch #3

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Steve Dillon, Frank Martin, Chris Visions Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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• A magical curse has befallen the Irish countryside and only the SCARLET WITCH has the cure!
•  A powerful new magician by the name of the EMERALD WARLOCK has his eye on Wanda...but is he friend or foe?
•  Wanda discovers that there is much more to her family history than meets the eye...
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Feb 3, 2016

    What I like about Scarlet Witch #3, especially in the context of the series thus far, is that its a holistic and immersive experience. The art and the writing all feel very deliberate, which I find integral in stories that involve magic. Im excited for what the next chapter holds and how it fits in with the larger Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    supercoolyeah Feb 5, 2016

    With such a stunningly beautiful previous issue you kinda get taken back by this issue's visual clunkiness. Robinson's story is a start of what could be an interesting story. The ending is awesome. I just don't think Dillon or Martin didn't do anything spectacular and only held back the story. On the other hand Visions' work is absolutely breathtaking and hopes he stays for the next issue.

  • 7.0
    Nicole WrightN Apr 3, 2016

    The switch to more conventional comic book art is a little jarring, but it's frankly a relief to get sensible page layouts again. That doesn't mean I'm thrilled to see a few panels of unrealistically low cleavage after two issues which didn't need boring shorthand for "sexy pretty lady" in order to signal that Wanda is stylish and charismatic. But it's not egregiously salacious or disproportionate, so YMMV. The less emotional art and colors set off a good contrast between mundane Ireland and magical happenings, especially when compared to the final two pages depicting the Witches' Road (Chris Visions' work). On the writing side, it's a little goofy to see dialect written down like this, especially since the Emerald Warlock can't possibly have retained his accent through the years. (Also because people don't normally transcribe accents to this extent anymore!) Still, I found the Warlock much more effectively chilling here than I did when he showed up at the end of last issue to kill a character who'd just spent the issue being very boring and not justifying her appearance therein. He may not be the world's biggest threat (or look like much of a threat at all) but dude will murder babies over a centuries-long grudge & that's still pretty damn evil IMO.

  • 6.0
    AlphaNerdsProductions Feb 20, 2016

    While this is packs solid but unremarkable art, this issue is plagued by some immutable writing woes. Dialogue is repetitive and recursory, and leans too heavily on exposition. Despite its slow pace, it's story and conflict never congeal into a cohesive plot. The biggest offender here however is the truly awful villain. He is so utterly corny, and not Ina funny or entertaining way. The character is completely played serious, and therefore elicits laughs at the ridiculousness of the situation. Last week feature brilliant art and an interesting tale, but if we will be having more of this type of storytelling in the future, the covers might be scarlet witches only selling point.

  • 8.0
    Frogmire Feb 4, 2016

  • 8.0
    Juanpk26 Feb 4, 2016

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Feb 4, 2016

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