Old Rivalries and New Mysteries! The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have been heroes, friends, family heads and occasionally villains, but, above all, they are twins who look out for each other. So when Wanda receives a letter from the recently deceased Magneto that would upset Pietro, she burns the letter before her brother can read it. But her choice drives them apart at the worst possible time: a new threat heralded by the Wizard – with a horrifying eldritch upgrade – is coming for their heads, and if they can’t find a way to repair their damaged bond, it will cost them their lives. Join the fan-favorite SCARLET WITCH creative team as they celebrate sixty years of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver with this new chapter in the twins’ storied legacy!
Nerd InitiativeI know. You think I’m crazy. I’m not. What Steve Orlando has established from his previous run on Scarlet Witch flows right into what is happening in this story. The opening panel really set the tone for me and reminded me of some iconic Superman panels. The whole opening conflict put this book on the road to success. Orlando understands these two characters and writes them into a real family relationship that can have strong bonds, and still be a little toxic from time to time. It’s all elevated by the artwork of Tammetta and William. The faces and body language could write a story themselves, and the colors by Frank lift it all off the page and drive home the characters emotions to the point that it connects directly with the reader.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Orlando has a wonderful grasp on these characters and the complicated relationship between Wanda and Pietro. The mystery in the story immediately grabbed my attention. I like seeing Wanda being a person as well as a force of nature and Orlando does a fantastic job of making Wanda a compelling and fully realized person. I look forward to seeing where this story goes next. The Art: Tammetta delivers some great art in the issue. I love the visual style of the series and how it makes the characters jump off the page.
Comic WatchThe first issue sets up a great premise while continuing Orlando’s previous work. It is engaging and has enough twists and turn to make us tune into issue 2. Who is pulling strings? Is Magneto involved in this? What other forces are at play? If you liked Orlando's Scarlet With series, you have to pick up Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver.
COMICONMarvel’s most prominent twins face a threat that hits too close to home as ‘Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver’ #1 becomes a family affair. Spiritually the series picks up the same vibes and visual power that the scarlet sorceress’ last book delivered, with an additional bit of speedy sass.
Comic Book RevolutionScarlet Witch & Quicksilver #1 fully taps into the potential of Wanda and Pietro’s dynamic. Steve Orlando and Lorenzo Tammetta embrace the history of both characters to create a story that brings in fans of both characters. This is a Marvel comic book to have on your pull list.
Major SpoilersI like this comic. I’m not a massive fan of the characters, nor do I particularly enjoy the generational trauma for these characters, but this was well-written and well-thought-out.
Henchman-4-HireIf I’m being entirely honestly, I was a little thrown off by this issue practically starting with the two of them getting into a huge shouting match. I think I’d rather prefer they get along for at least the first issue, to really establish a good, solid foundation. But them being at odds works as well as a starting point, because now we have somewhere good to build. The Wizard feels like a really random choice of villain, but then this series has had all sorts of random villains. At least he and his henchmen look cool as hell! Solid redesign! The artwork throughout the book is wonderful. Nicely detailed, while also being bright and colorful. Lot to love in this first issue. Though personally, I prefer light blue Quicksilver over green Quicksilver. But maybe that’s just me.
ComicBook.comAlthough Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #1 does not immediately cement itself among the best stories concerning its deuteragonists, it clears the runway for an intriguing and meaningful romp for its two heroes. While Wanda has certainly, both on the page and on the screen, established herself as more than a package deal with her brother, the gimmick of reuniting them for this particular tale does have promise. If Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver manages to stick the landing—which, given its creative team, is essentially a guarantee—in its remaining three issues, it could be something special.