A fan-favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to make his first appearance in the Marvel Comics Universe. Darcy Lewis, played by Kat Dennings, quickly became a fan favorite after debuting in Thor and back in Thor: The Dark World, bringing a wry sense of humor to the epic superhero stories she existed in. Her expanded role in the Disney+ series Wanda Vision, and it’s this series that seems to have set the stage for its debut in the Marvel Comics Universe. Darcy will appear in the second issue of the Marvel novel scarlet witch series, hanging out in Wanda Maximoff’s magic shop.
“Darcy is here to lightly rebuke the nonsense we love in comics, especially in a character like Thor,” said Scarlet Witch writer Steve Orlando. Polygon, who got the exclusive preview of the issue. “Wanda talks casually about an absurd and strange life, and it’s normal for her. But if you look at her family tree and the things that she does, it can seem quite esoteric. Darcy essentially gives a voice to the public in the same as Kat Dennings’ character does.”
Of the magic shop setting, Orlando says, “One of the things we wanted to do was show that, despite his immense power, [Wanda] is not always fighting threats and threats that are relatively difficult to identify with. It really comes down to what makes Marvel characters iconic. These are the people who exist in the world outside your window. No matter how powerful they were, they were also someone you could see in their civilian guise at the coffee shop, or maybe they couldn’t do rent, things like that. Even someone like Captain America – for a long time he lived in a shitty apartment in New York.”
scarlet witch #2, introducing Darcy Lewis to the Marvel Universe, goes on sale February 1. scarlet witch #1, Wanda’s new costume, goes on sale January 1. The problem solicitation information follows.
- scarlet witch #1
- (F) Steve Orlando (F) Sara Pichelli (CA) Russell Dauterman
- THE RETURN OF THE SCARLET WITCH!
- There is a door that only appears to those who need it most, who have no one else in the world to turn to. On the other side of this door is the witchcraft shop. Friend or foe, human or otherwise, if your need is great and your hope is gone, you will meet the SCARLET WITCH!
- Wanda Maximoff is used to hitting rock bottom and now that she’s finally found peace, she’s pledged all her power to help others who are pining down. But when a woman comes to Wanda’s doorstep with the terrifying tale of a town gone mad, the Scarlet Witch will have to muster her wits and chaos magic to face an insidious threat!
- Comedic powerhouses Steve Orlando (MARAUDERS; Midnighter) and Sara Pichelli (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN; SPIDER-MEN) join forces to open a groundbreaking new chapter in Scarlet Witch history!
- Rated T+
- In store: Jan 04, 2023
- SRP: $4.99