Marvel’s Scarlet Witch series debuts with a WandaVision-inspired variant cover

WandaVision is coming to the Marvel Universe, courtesy of a variant cover for the new Scarlet Witch funny. WandaVision was the first television series to launch on Disney+ and developed under Marvel Studios. It introduced fan-favorite characters like Agatha Harkness and Monica Rambeau to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with both characters going on to projects like Agatha: Covenant of Chaos and The miracles, respectively. Scarlet Witch took a mean turn Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness, but sides with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the comics. Now that her new solo series has officially kicked off, Marvel has taken a look at an MCU variant cover celebrating the Emmy Award-winning series.

The MCU variant cover for Scarlet Witch #3 belongs to David Nakayama. It features Wanda Maximoff’s transformation into the Scarlet Witch, the confrontation between Vision and his white counterpart, Monica Rambeau in her SWORD outfit, and Agatha Harkness giving the reader a sly wink. The Westview versions of Vision and Wanda in their suburban civilian clothes are also included.

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How Darcy Lewis stars in Marvel’s Scarlet Witch series

Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli’s first issue Scarlet Witch marks the comedic debut of Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis from the MCU. Darcy is written with the same energy as Kat Dennings portrays on the small and big screen, but she’s not the only familiar character to pop up. Scarlet Witch’s brother Quicksilver also comes along. Of course, Pietro Maximoff was played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“Darcy is there to lightly rebuke the absurdities we love about comic books, especially in a character like Thor,” Scarlet Witch writer Steve Orlando told Polygon in November. Wanda talks casually about a life that is absurd and strange, and it’s normal for her. But when you look at her family tree and the things she does, it can seem quite esoteric. Darcy is essentially giving a voice to the audience in the same way Kat Dennings’ character does.”

Of the setting of the magic shop, Orlando said, “One of the things we wanted to do was show that, despite her immense power, [Wanda] is not always off fighting threats and threats that are relatively difficult to relate to. It’s really back to what makes Marvel characters iconic. They are the people who exist in the world outside your window. Whatever their level of power, they were also someone you could see in their civilian disguise at the coffee shop, or maybe they can’t earn rent, that sort of thing. Even someone like Captain America lived in a shitty apartment in New York for a long time.”

Fans can pick up David Nakayama’s MCU variant for Scarlet Witch #3 when it goes on sale March 8.

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