Review: Scarlet Witch #2

Series: Scarlet Witch 2023
Writer: Steve Orlando, Stephanie Renee Williams
Artist: Sara Pichelli, Christopher Allen
Inker: Elisabeth D’Amico
Colorist: Matt Wilson, Dee Cu
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Released: February 1, 2023

Have you ever wanted to see the Scarlet Witch duke it out in the dreamscape? Well, I have good news for you – you need to read Scarlet Witch #2! Thus far, this series has turned out to be everything I could have hoped or dreamed of (pun intended. Sorry, not sorry).

Comic Summary:

Scarlet Witch recently created a very special door. It enables those who need her help to magically walk through, no questions asked. This is how Viv Vision ended up walking into Wanda’s new store, desperate for sleep, closure, and help.

Viv has recently been plagued by the deaths of her mother and sibling – something she thought she had coped with and found balance for. This sudden appearance of these concerns, combined with her mental (and physical) decline, leaves us to assume that somebody is interfering with her mind.

At the end of Scarlet Witch, #2 is a bonus arc featuring a little adventure for Scarlet Witch and Storm. They’re arguably a duo we need to see more of!

My Review:

Scarlet Witch #2 is an intense and oddly satisfying read. I say oddly satisfying because there’s something so ethereal yet impactful about battles in other realms, especially the dreamscape. Okay, seeing Wanda step up to take care of Viv was also pretty sweet.

This issue dredges up all sorts of past issues for our leading cast. If you don’t know the complicated history of Viv Vision and Wanda Maximoff, you may want to spend five minutes googling it before diving into this issue – it’ll help, I promise. That said, readers will get a quick summary to help them along.

There’s a lot to appreciate about this issue. The nuanced portrayal of grief, mourning, and pain is one of the most prominent. An epic battle comes in as a close second. And finally, there are several growing mysteries happening in the background. It’s enough to keep any reader invested!

On the visual side of things, we have some pretty amazing artwork. Visually, the battle should take the forefront of our attention – but it almost doesn’t. There’s something so human about the way our characters interact it feels nearly impossible to look away from.

The bonus story at the end is short but perfect, as any story containing two epic heroines should be. Taking a moment to showcase Storm was a nice touch.


  • Dreamscape Battle
  • Viv Vision Cameo
  • Bonus Content

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