It’s funny, other than the whole House of M and MCU movies, I haven’t given a ton of thought to the Scarlet Witch. Sure, she’s massively powerful and drives the action like few other characters, but there hasn’t been many stories recently to dig into her personality and humanize her. Thankfully, that’s happening courtesy of her latest run by Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli. And this August in Scarlet Witch #7, she’s facing something truly dangerous – a witch-hunting maniac named Nicola Zosimos, AKA Hexfinder!
If, like me, you’re not fully caught up with the latest adventures of the one and only Scarlet Witch, here’s a couple reasons you should head to your local comic shop:
JOURNEY INTO OZ! Wanda swore to help anyone who walked through her door…but what happens when that person is a villain? When Nelson Gruber, A.K.A. Bookworm, comes through the Last Door seeking aid to kill wicked witches in a corner of Oklahoma that’s been transformed into the Emerald City, Wanda must choose between honoring her covenant and going against her own principles. Her daring actions in “Oz” will cause HEXFINDER to finally make her presence known and put her deadly plan for Wanda into motion…
“Piece by piece, we’ve been laying new track in SCARLET WITCH. New faces, new places and challenges, and of course–new villains! HEXFINDER is about to hit Wanda Maximoff’s life hard–and from every angle,” Orlando teased. “Nicola Zosimos has a vendetta against witches and witchcraft that rivals Gorr the Godbutcher’s hatred for gods. Now that Wanda’s the most powerful and prominent she’s been in years, Hexfinder’s no longer content to let her destroy herself. She’s taking the initiative to strike–and thanks to her alchemical Philosopher’s Staff, no witch is safe. Not even the Scarlet Witch!”
It certainly sounds pretty exciting. As uniquely powerful as the Scarlet Witch is, it should be fun to see her face off against someone just as powerful, and who is highly motivated to end her. Be sure and check out the Hexfinder arc this August. And stay tuned for more exciting Marvel stories!
SCARLET WITCH #7
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by LORENZO TAMMETTA & SARA PICHELLI
Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
Variant Cover by MEGHAN HETRICK
Design Variant Cover by SARA PICHELLI
On Sale 8/2