Scarlet Witch #10 Review: Witch Battle!

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It’s the final issue of the series in Scarlet Witch #10, as Wanda battles the Hexfinder.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Scarlet Witch #10 Review:

Written by Steve Orlando with art by Sara Pichelli, Scarlet Witch is wrapping up with an epic battle between Wanda Maximoff and the Hexfinder. We’ve loved the series, but how about that final issue?

Host Alex Zalben kicked things off saying that the issue reminded him of the wizard’s duel between Merlin and Madam Mim in Disney’s The Sword in the Stone, but “a more hardcore version of that.”

While Justin Tyler didn’t have the same reference, he did think there was “a great use of magic in this… This felt like two people casting legit spells, both artistically presented.” Tyler also loved the reveals involving Magneto’s clone Joseph in this issue and was “genuinely sad to see that this is the last issue, even though I know more is coming… This feels like the best Scarlet Witch has been in years… A great way of taking that character and giving her a unique niche in the Marvel Universe to play in.”

Pete LePage agreed and was similarly impressed with how the book “stretched the characters in such cool ways. Art was so impressive. Love all the action adventure and magic fights that we got in this. Plus Darcy. I mean, come on…. This has been such a great package, the art and the storytelling meeting in such a creative place… Super sad to see it end and I want more.”

Scarlet Witch #10 Official Synopsis:

SCARLET WITCH VS. HEXFINDER! When chaos magic meets alchemical might, it’s all Wanda can do to keep her town – and her friends – from getting caught in the crossfire. Hexfinder has sworn vengeance on all witches and won’t stop until Wanda is a trophy on her wall. Wanda is one of the most powerful forces in the Marvel Universe – but can she stand against someone who’s trained her whole life to eradicate magic?

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