Wanda Maximoff will go solo in a new Scarlet Witch ongoing series by writer Steve Orlando, artist Sara Pichelli, and colorist Matt Wilson. The series will begin after the events of X-Men: Trial of Magneto (see “Preview: ‘X-Men: The Trial of Magneto’ #1”). Wanda is off to a new start, running a mysterious witchcraft shop that is invisible except to those who need it most. When a customer arrives with a story about a troubled town, the Scarlet Witch rallies her powers and leaps into action. The first issue will go on sale on January 4, 2023, with a cover by Russell Dauterman.

Orlando was the writer for last year’s Darkhold: Alpha, in which Scarlet Witch played a starring role (see “Scarlet Witch Gathers a Team to Face Down Powerful Magic in ‘Darkhold Alpha’”). Pichelli’s current work includes the main covers for three Ms. Marvel one-shots (see “Preview: ‘Ms. Marvel’ One-Shots Covers”). The Scarlet Witch was the title character in the Disney+ series Wandavision, which was so popular that when a new episode dropped, Disney+ had outages because of the demand (see "Adventures in Streaming").

“Since I first stepped into the House of Ideas, the Scarlet Witch has been with me—in fact, she was the star of my first Marvel work ever, kicking ass, weaving spells, and humbling Doom in Darkhold!” Orlando said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “So, there was no way I could pass up the chance to work on Scarlet Witch. Wanda Maximoff has finally broken free of the shadows she's wrestled with for years. And now? Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and I are unveiling the next chapter of her powerful, improbable, magical life. When you have nowhere else to turn...you turn to the Scarlet Witch. And God help anyone who gets in her way.”