Witchcraft is broken - and the SCARLET WITCH is on a journey across the globe to fix it. From the back alleys of Manhattan, to the serene Greek Isles, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Wanda will have to face down her foes and find out who her true friends are. But as Wanda solves magical crimes and pieces witchcraft back together, the most important question remains: Who is the mastermind that broke it in the first place?
COLLECTING: SCARLET WITCH 1-5
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Scarlet Witch is a character very few writers have succeeded with and James Robinson misses the mark here as well. The story, which completely guts most of everything anyone knows about Wanda, tells a not entirely coherent story of Wanda trying to help fix broken magic. That's vague because it makes no sense. There was a common theme through each issue but it wasn't appealing. Wanda's one supporting character was not in character at all. Taking Wanda in a new direction is one thing but this was.......pretty awful. There were about six different artists in the book and some were talented. Overall, not something I would recommend.
Jumping into Volume 1 of Scarlet Witch we see Wanda (The Scarlet Witch) searching for the cause of magic because it is broken. She travels around the world following traces of magic along with a ghost side kick. I have only seen the movies with Elizabeth Olson as Scarlet Witch. She is a intriguing character. I did get swept up into the stories and people. I was very interested in the Irish bad guy The Emerald Warlock. Doctor Strange has a similar plot but this was just written so much better. It’s a joy to read and look at. The art for the most part is pretty phenomenal. Some of the downfalls like even though this is the first volume we are thrown into a tale already in progress. We met Agatha Harkness a ghost that follows Wanda. We do not really know why or when she died just that Wanda may have had a hand in it. When the narrative starts Wanda already knows that magic is broken but again we do not know how she knows. I look forward to Volume 2. I hope we find out more about Wanda, her ghostly friend Agatha and The Emerald Warlock.