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Scarlet Witch Annual #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Carlos Nieto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 21, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

When a newly rejuvenated Agatha Harkness learns of the Scarlet Witch's recent absorption of Chthon, she decides to educate her former student on the dangers of such an endeavor. But Wanda is not the meek pupil she once was - and Agatha's intentions are not so straightforward. This epic clash between Marvel's most powerful witches sets off a chain reaction that will affect the course of Marvel's summer!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 22, 2023

    So often, summer crossovers are forced to awkwardly lurch onto the racks of comic book shops. Orlando and Nieto do a good job of bringing some sense of grace to the page in a way that will hopefully make this particular crossover feel a little bit more fluid than they so often do. Once again--Scarlet Witchs current corner of the Marvel Universe is a fun place to hang out. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Jun 21, 2023

    Though branded as part of the upcoming Contest of Chaos, SCARLET WITCH ANNUAL #1 is largely self-contained and as a result reflects the same high quality as the rest of the series. So far, SCARLET WITCH cant miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 21, 2023

    Scarlet Witch Annual is a robust character study with a witch throwdown to satiate superhero fans. It's not the strongest "Contest of Chaos" prelude, though, but if you're picking this up as a Scarlet Witch fan, you get everything you want and more. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 21, 2023

    Nieto delivers some beautifully detailed and visually arresting imagery throughout the issue. The visual style crafts the characters perfectly and both the action and visual environments are amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jun 22, 2023

    As Steve Orlando begins laying the groundwork to the upcoming magical mystical event, Contest of Chaos, that revolves around Wanda, Agatha, and the elder god of chaos, ChThon, and Steve just keeps hitting all of the right buttons that Id like to see this event go in. Agathas putting her former pupil through her paces to see if shes strong enough to hold in an elder god of chaos. What we get here is just the beginning Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 22, 2023

    Wanda proves herself to be truly above her struggles, while Agatha reminds us she's hundreds of years old, all with lovely art and a little hero moment for Darcy. Well-crafted witchcraft. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Jun 21, 2023

    Series writer Steve Orlando makes sure that the Scarlet Witch Annual is one that readers of the new book will find mandatory. Though this is being used as a bridge for a larger, Scarlet Witch-free event, the unique plot and re-introduction of Agatha Harkness into the Marvel Universe make this a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hailey Feb 26, 2024

    Still not on board with the weird changes made to Aghata but this was nice.

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Jun 23, 2023

    Excellent. Really excellent.

  • 8.5
    derbycomics Jun 20, 2023

    We’re only 5 issues into Steve Orlando’s run on Scarlet Witch, but he has already shown a depth of knowledge around the character and has done well to avoid the pitfalls and tropes that many previous writers have succumbed to when writing about Wanda. Scarlet Witch Annual #1 continues that trend with an oversized issue full of charm, fun, and stage-setting for Marvel’s upcoming ‘Contest of Chaos’ crossover event.

    The issue begins with a short interaction between Wanda and Darcy, where Wanda explains how she traps evil doers in terrariums to keep them occupied and away from causing trouble. These two have more interactions together throughout the issue but this quick exchange is emblematic of how much I’m loving these more

  • 7.0

    This is just above mediocre to me. I don't know what it is about Steve Orlando's writing, but it seems like he's always focused on the wrong writing mechanics.

  • 1.0
    KesheR Jun 24, 2023


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    Ayoreadscomics Jun 21, 2023

  • 9.0
    _maite14 Jul 3, 2023

  • 8.5
    Texas VII Jun 23, 2023

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Sep 11, 2023

  • 8.0
    Sidowski Aug 8, 2023

  • 8.0
    je2yoder Jul 27, 2023

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Jun 23, 2023

  • 7.0
    wertyud Jun 24, 2023

  • 7.0
    Bruno Mael Jun 21, 2023

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