With Wanda Maximoff’s new role in the Marvel universe as a hero for those in need, fans have loved this new take on the Scarlet Witch. Scarlet Witch #5 will feature interior art by Russell Dauterman the acclaimed MCU costume illustrator turned comics all-star known for his pencils and inking works on Jason Aaron’s run on Thor and most recently, X-Men Red, along with last year’s Hellfire Gala #1.
Now for those not in the know, Dauterman has already provided both the covers and Wanda Maximoff’s critically acclaimed new costume design which has impressed fans across the globe. Surprisingly, this will also be his first fully drawn issue since 2020’s Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost, and honestly, the artist has been doing a great job with the artwork for Scarlet Witch thus far.
SCARLET WITCH #5 will also break down the mystery behind Darcy Lewis, the MCU favorite scientist turned witchcraft shopkeeper in Marvel comics. Just when the Scarlet Witch thinks she’s shielded Darcy Lewis from their new enemy’s vendetta, we see Scythia return, with antimagic armor, making her immune to much of Wanda’s magical abilities.
“Drawing a whole issue that features one of my favorite characters feels wonderful!” Dauterman said in a Marvel press release. “I love doing covers and design work, but getting to tell a story with Wanda that’s larger than I could do in any single cover has been awesome. I’m very happy to reunite with Matt Wilson on the interior colors, to work in the beautiful world Sara Pichelli and Elisabetta D’Amico have created, and to be working with Steve Orlando. Steve’s take on Wanda is exactly what I want as a fan of the Scarlet Witch — I’m beyond thrilled to be part of this series!”
Check out Dauterman’s cover below.
SCARLET WITCH #5
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art and Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
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