Scarlet Witch #5

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 22
9.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Just when the Scarlet Witch thinks she's shielded Darcy Lewis from their new enemy's vendetta, Scythia returns - covered in armor made from the same antimagic rock Wanda's been studying. Can Wanda defend Darcy - and herself - against a warrior who's immune to magic?
Rated T+

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 8, 2023

    ‘Scarlet Witch' #5 not only closes out the first arc of this series but also completes the journey to bring Wanda Maximoff back to the space within the hero community that she deserves to inhabit. Marvel Comics is really hitting hard with magic-related titles these days, thanks to creative teams like this that have a deep love for the characters and the space but also a desire to take them to bold new places not anchored by the past. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson May 3, 2023

    Just when I think Scarlet Witch has peaked in its mastery, it finds ways to outdo itself yet again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Antonio Rodriguez May 25, 2023

    Well, that is all for today from me, your favorite magic-using, mutant correspondent. I hope to see you next time for another review of yet another awesome comic, or maybe a bad one, who knows? All I know is that this issue of Scarlet Witch is a banger and you should pick it up as soon as you can because I think you will not be disappointed in the slightest. Oh, and the letter section on this comic is called "Scarlet Letters I mean, come on that's just so good! Even the preview page of the next issue is made to look like a hand-written letter from one of the characters. This book is the gift that keeps on giving. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 10, 2023

    Orlando has kept the series going at an impressively quick pace. Its been a great deal of fun so far. Theres more than enough charm between Wanda and Darcy in Orlandos dialogue and Dautermans art. The series could be perfectly satisfying running forever with this creative team as Orlando slowly explores every corner of magic in the Marvel Universe...one troubled soul at a time. The series has been a success so far. Theres more to come in the months to come.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 3, 2023

    Scarlet Witch #5 is yet another example of why this is Marvel's best comic book series right now. Steve Orlando showcased how Wanda Maximoff's strength as a character goes beyond her magic powers. Add in the masterful artwork by Russell Dauterman this is a must-have comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics May 3, 2023

    SCARLET WITCH #5 is an action packed issue. Its exciting and high energy throughout. Orlando still finds time to deliver strong character interaction. This series strength is in heartfelt character exploration, and its relieving to see that Orlando can deliver that even in a heavy action issue. As long as that balance is maintained this will remain one of Marvel's best books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis May 4, 2023

    Marvel's been on their A game as of late when it comes to the magical side of their universe, andScarlet Witchis no exception. Head back to issue one and do some catch up, as this issue is the beautiful cocktail magic of comics in a nutshell. Popcorn excitement, human themes, and beautiful writing have all come together to deliver a book that never fails to impress. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 3, 2023

    Dauterman delivers some beautifully detailed and wonderfully engaging art throughout the issue. The visual style is great for both the big action moments as well as the lighters character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 17, 2023

    There's a lot to like here in that this culminates Darcy's arc since the series started and we get it mostly wrapped up. I wouldn't be surprised to see someone from the Bacchae not agreeing with things and making a stink later, but for now there's a sense of closure to it and it'll be good to see how Darcy moves forward from here while both investigating and working the shop – the latter of which is a big plus. Wanda and Scythia's fight is solid even if it starts off absolutely goofy and the core piece of it about changing traditions is welcome to see being made so clearly. The post-story bit that sets up what's next looks like it's just the lead-in to the annual and it focuses on Magneto, so I'm not particularly enthused to cross into that realm at all and may just skip it. Wanda doing Wanda things without getting caught up in all that drama is my sweet spot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 6, 2023

    The first storyline wraps up with a truly awesome superhero brawl, that is both emotionally satisfying, and works wonderfully for the characters involved. This first storyline has laid a very strong foundation for the new adventures of the Scarlet Witch. Read Full Review

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