Scarlet Witch #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 50
8.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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 the 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 i more

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jan 10, 2023

    It's time for the 'Scarlet Witch' to reclaim her place as an A-List hero, doing what heroes do in a truly magnificent magical sort of way. Everything about this debut issue works, as the creative team showcases their love for this character and her place within the Marvel Universe, crafting a new mission and space for her that lets her stand on her own while also keeping her most important relationships intact. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jan 4, 2023

    It's an understatement to say that Wanda has a legacyon the page, screen, and otherwiselike no other, and Scarlet Witch #1 is an excellent addition to that. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 5, 2023

    The Last Door is such a simple idea that it almost seems like its TOO easy. What could be simpler than Wanda and Darcy and the door? New adventures will pop through the door every couple of months or so. Its nice and tidy. No need for any greater complexity. Themes can spin out in 1-2 issue arcs. Lots of different things can be explored. It all feels so well-defined right from the first issue. The challenge is going to lie in keeping the form from overwhelming the emotional center of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 7, 2023

    A refreshing new start for Wanda, with a lot of elements familiar from her recent TV outing, with evocative art and well-done dialogue throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Jan 4, 2023

    SCARLET WITCH #1 is a promising first issue. Its light on character development, but that isnt a huge drawback. There are enough character moments to drive curiosity in future issues, and it avoids continuity messiness that is as likely to turn readers off as it is to engage them. What really drives the series potential is the concept of the Last Door. Making it untethered from specific corners of the Marvel universe (magic, mutants, cosmic, etc.) keeps storytelling possibilities remain wide open. The series only real limit is how imaginative Orlando can be when it comes to the characters stepping through that door. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 4, 2023

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Jan 4, 2023

    Don't miss out on SCARLET WITCH #1, there is something special brewing in this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Zach Bissett Jan 10, 2023

    Scarlet Witch #1 is an enjoyable read created by people who not only understand the character of Wanda as she is, but in terms of who she needs to be and where she needs to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 4, 2023

    Scarlet Witch is a good comic that approaches its characters with care and respect. Every scene has a deeply human aspect as we peer into a magical adventure of people doing their best and unpacking incredible mysteries. Scarlet Witch is memorable due to its heartfelt characters and fantastic magical abilities on display. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 11, 2023

    While I had interest in this I didn't have high hopes because a number of Marvel books I've tried recently have disappointed me. So many tend to be launching points from other events and there's significant catch-up needed or they're just poorly designed openers. Orlando does the expect big moment at the start but once you get past that you get a really engaging book. Just time spent sitting down and talking goes a long way to engaging and connecting us to the characters in a very necessary way as it makes me invested in wanting and looking forward to more. Orlando's able to pace this right and it definitely allows for Pichelli to deliver both in the character design elements but just the settings as well. I hope we get a lot more time in the shop – and Wanda and Darcy just hanging out with dinner and drinks in order to spend time with them and the dynamic that can be explored there. I'm cautiously optimistic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jan 4, 2023

    Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli kick off the Scarlet Witchs new book, and its beautiful. Sara out does herself here, giving Wanda and her world this old world flair, something youd see in a movie, like the Never-ending Story, or Harry Potters Diagon Alley, while Matthew Wilsons colors pop. I especially like that he renders Wanda and Pietro with a darker hue, paying tribute to their Romani heritage. While the storys villains are rather unremarkable, Orlandos new role for Wanda in the Marvel Universe could create a rather unique niche that weve never had before. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 4, 2023

    Scarlet Witch #1 is a fun start that can be read as a one-shot or enjoyed to see what else is to come. It feels different in that way from a lot of other comics to hit shelves, and that's a good thing. Despite it's issues, the debut is a fun one that looks to set up a new status quo for the character that opens up a world of opportunity and directions for her to go in to. Here's to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 7, 2023

    This first issue does everything right and it does everything well to set up a new status quo for Wanda and show us a comic worth reading. Consider me on board to check this series out going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jan 8, 2023

    Well worth a look if you are a fan of this character and want to see her have her own series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 4, 2023

    Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli hit all the notes that fans want to get from a first issue of a new series. We get the new status quo for Wanda Maximoff established, Scarlet Witch being a superhero, and a hook ending for an even bigger story for the next issue to pick up on. That is all an strong first impression by Scarlet Witch #1 that will leave fans wanting to read more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jan 5, 2023

    Scarlet Witch #1 also boasts the superstar art team of Sara Pichelli and Matthew Wilson, which really makes for some stellar visuals. The Emporium shop feels lived in and cozy, while the various acts of magic come across as appropriately otherworldly. When dealing with magical subject matter, the limit truly doesn't exist, and I hope they get even weirder and weirder with it as the series progresses. (Another point of appreciation: Wanda and her brother Pietro are both depicted with deeper skin tones befitting their traveler heritage, which is often overlooked by color artists in their various other appearances. Details!) Read Full Review

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