Scarlet Witch #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Sara Pichelli, Chris Allen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 1, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 38
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Wanda Maximoff is no stranger to grief, so when Viv Vision stumbles through Wanda's door, exhausted and terrified of the nightmares playing her mother's death on repeat, Wanda dives into Viv's dreams to find the cause of the android's suffering. And it turns out Viv isn't alone in her mind? Scarlet Witch faces off against DREAMQUEEN in a reality-bending battle for Viv's freedom! PLUS! This issue includes a special super-heroic back-up story featuring Scarlet Witch and Storm celebrating Black History Month!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 1, 2023

    Scarlet Witch #2delivers a marvelous tale of mutants, machines, and magic, and continues to impress. I highly suggest adding this series to your pull listit's got something for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Feb 1, 2023

    If you aren't already reading this new era of Scarlet Witch, you owe it to yourself to change that. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 2, 2023

    The Last Door continues to be a fun idea, but the conflict at the center of the main story is more than interesting enough to carry itself without the narrative gimmick. Families get hopelessly complicated in the Marvel Universe, and Wandas family is one of the more complicated by far. Orlando manages to deliver a fun adventure that also provides a remarkably intimate look into the psyche of a casually dark practitioner of magic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 8, 2023

    Wanda Maximoff's magical return to the realms of heroism continues as the second issue of 'Scarlet Witch' doesn't lose a beat following that fantastic debut issue, continuing to redefine the character and showcase a deep love for the Marvel Universe as a whole. Simply a delight from start to finish, colorful and gorgeous work that propels the character to the heights she deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 1, 2023

    Pichelli delivers stunning imagery throughout the issue. The visual style is perfect for the tone of the story and its characters and enhances the world of the Scarlet Witch beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Feb 1, 2023

    SCARLET WITCH #2 continues to re-establish Wanda as a fully realized character in her own right, jettisoning much of her difficult history. The way Wanda defeats Dreamscape is representative of that. The issue also shows off how individual stories with random people coming through the Last Door can further inform Wanda. Orlando can use these one-off plots to reveal nuances about Wandas character via how she responds to those shes helping. This is another very successful issue in a fledgling and compelling new series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Timothy ONeil Feb 1, 2023

    Wanda's solo series continues to explore her connections to the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Feb 1, 2023

    Steve Orlando serves up a solid issue, stacked with character development, while Sara Pichellis work here elevates the story. This issue might not have landed as deftly as it did with an artist not of Saras caliber. The teams creating an atmosphere thats rich, and full of intrigue, as they give Wanda this new role in the greater universe. Hopefully well see some action in the coming issues, as thats been missing with these first two issues. We also get a Scarlet Witch and Storm team up by Stephanie Williams and Chris Allen thats bound to impress old and new fans of these two very formidable women. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 1, 2023

    For as enjoyable as the first issue was Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli improve on it in every way with Scarlet Witch #2. Continuing the storytelling in a one-shot style with the overarching narrative of how Wanda Maximoff is reestablishing her life has been a great choice. Not only that but we are treated to an additional Scarlet Witch and Storm team-up story by Stephanie Williams and Chris Allen that was a great surprise. It all comes together that after two issues Scarlet Witch is already one of the best comic books Marvel is currently publishing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Zach Bissett Feb 2, 2023

    Scarlet Witch #3 is out next month and looks to begin something of an arc for the series. I'm all for it, but I hope the creative team does not lose sight of how well the current structure is working. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 8, 2023

    The backup story involving Storm isn't bad at all but I'm not a fan of backup stories in general. I'd rather see the page/price go to the actual book itself but Marvel is doing a lot of stuff with backup stories these days again and it's just not my thing. The main book works quite well as Orlando really nails the pacing for it while Pichelli's designs are strong throughout in capturing the mood and atmosphere. It's not a big swashbuckling action work but it has some great big moments and delivers on them really well through the overall design. I'm curious to see where things will go with Darcy but that's already feeling like it's too big of a story compared to the smaller things we're dealing with so far. I'm hopeful that Orlando can navigate all of this well enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 4, 2023

    This fun new series delivers a solid, enjoyable second issue that keeps things going in a clear and entertaining way. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 2, 2023

    When your biggest complaint is that the first issue was great and this one is only very good, you've still got an entertaining read on your hands. Read Full Review

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