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Scarlet Witch #9

77
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Being the hero to the hopeless is a full-time job, and Wanda Maximoff could certainly use some help. When she teams with a mysterious new ally to assist the people seeking help through the Last Door, things seem to be looking up. But is he everything he appears to be? Or has Wanda put her trust in the wrong person?

Plus! A backup story celebrating Latin/x heroes and creators! Wanda Maximoff teams up with Strange Academy student Eva Quintero in a backup story by Juan Ponce and Ig Guara!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CCZ1QWZJ

43%
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    COMICON

    Trust, friendship, and family-like bonds are severely tested as Scarlet Witch #9 rockets the book right toward its big dangerous series finale. Magical work from all involved turns what could be a gimmick into something far more compelling, rife with hopeful emotional character beats dovetailing into misery and betrayal.

  • 90

    Henchman-4-Hire

    The great thing about this overall Scarlet Witch comic is just how creative it has been. Orlando keeps coming up with really wild, really fun adventures with a mystical focus, while also seeding in long forgotten Marvel comics. I love that sort of thing! I love the idea of cracking open a Marvel Encyclopedia and finding obscure characters to reuse, or just calling on my own memory from my own childhood of reading comics. You best believe all those villains from Tom DeFalco’s ’90s Green Goblin comic will be coming back with a vengeance should I ever be hired to write a Marvel comic. So yeah, an issue spent going rapid fire through a bunch of fun and wild Marvel adventures makes for a very entertaining issue overall.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Orlando crafts an inventive and entertaining story in this issue that has a dark undertone for anyone who has been reading the series up to this point. An undertone that permeates every positive moment and builds suspense throughout the story as the reader waits for the inevitable betrayal. The story contains some great action as well as character moments that are compelling and the ending is a dark and exciting reveal that makes me interested in seeing what happens next.

    The Art: Tammetta and Pichelli deliver beautifully detailed art that showcases fantastic locations and realms that draw the eye and the imagination.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    I’ve really enjoyed the Scarlet Witch series overall and this issue reminds me why it was filled with so much potential and delivered on a lot of it with a good chunk of its run so far. The standalone aspect, the playing in the big picture area with small moments, and the character dynamics all made for great reads. With the strong artwork design as well, and the way it played with fascinating areas in unconventional ways, the series highlights all that makes it good here with the montage element of so many stories. But it’s bittersweet because these stories won’t get told in full and the connection to these characters falls short because of that. I’m curious to see how they wrap it all up in the next issue but also frustrated since the follow-up series is designed in a way that makes me not want to read it.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    SCARLET WITCH #9 is a fine issue. It advances multiple plot threads, and delivers amusing sequences along the way. At times it feels two-dimensional, though for the most part it stays fun. But of the issues in SCARLET WITCH to this point, this isn’t the best one to highlight as an example of what the series can do.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Yes, I know that there is another Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver miniseries on the way, but that doesn’t make the fact that this is the penultimate issue of Scarlet Witch any less heartbreaking. The main story of the issue is a captivating, entertaining journey, which equally showcases Wanda’s fascinating capabilities as a character, and tees up some loves and losses for her in the future. The backup, a romp tying into Strange Academy, is equally accessible and reflective of Wanda’s impact. Every creator involved in both stories does an excellent job, and I’m curious to see what they have in store in future tales.

  • 80

    ComicsOnline

    Tammetta, Pichelli, and team knocked it out of the park again with their stunning art. This issue took on a different dynamic than the previous ones. Orlando took us on a ride through various snippets of Wanda’s dealings instead of giving us one centralized story of a single character/villain that we have come to expect of those coming through the Last Door. Though I felt like there wasn’t a strong character development in this issue, it was a nice touch to go back and revisit the familiar faces of Ganymeade, Hippolyta, Quicksilver & Luna. However, I am curious if these flashes circling back to these specific characters are leading up to something more, and the ending with Joseph and Hexfinder definitely left a cliffhanger that has me excited for issue #10.

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