9 Books to Pair with WandaVision
With Wandavision landing on Disney+ this Friday, you might find yourself wanting a little more Scarlet Witch and Vision in your life! Well, I'm here to help! Assuming you've exhausted your rewatch of all of the MCU titles that feature Wanda and Vision, I'll be directing you to the source material. That's right, comics!
Below you'll find nine books to pair with WandaVision. That's one book for each episode. These titles will either provide a deeper dive into the characters or cover some themes/ plots that are expected to come up in the television series. Either way, the experience is guaranteed to be magical. I'll also be providing reviews for each episode and book, so be sure to come back and discuss your thoughts on each book, as well as the television series itself!
Avengers: Disassembled It begins with the return of a team member thought dead and by the time it's over, everything you know about the Avengers will have changed! It's the worst day in team history, as Earth's Mightiest Heroes try to deal with the shocking tragedy around them. Who is behind this, and why? Will it tear the team apart? Who will fall at the hands of the Avengers' greatest enemy? Guest-starring every Avenger...ever! Collects Avengers (1998) #500-503 and Avengers Finale (2004).
House of M
Collects House of M (2005) #1-8. The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers!
The Vision by Tom King
WINNER OF 2017 Eisner AWARD for Best Limited Series! One of the most celebrated comic books of the century, collected alongside an expansive array of special features! Vision wants to be human, and what's more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning — to the laboratory where Ultron created him as a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his destiny and imagined that he could be more — that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition — or obsession? — the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold the Visions! Theirs is a story of togetherness and tragedy — one that will set the Android Avenger on course for a devastating confrontation with Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Avengers: Vision & the Scarlet Witch
The unlikely romance between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch was one of the Avengers' most famous storylines. Now, witness what happens when the two heroes finally get hitched and settle down in the suburbs! If you think they're going to live the quiet life, think again! See how a match made in heaven led to a wedding in Limbo, and how a Halloween horror proves that there's still magic in their marriage! Plus: A golden age mystery with ties to the Witch's past is solved! The Vision bonds with his brothers in all but blood -- but who is the Scarlet Witch's father? Marvel's oddest couple shows that home is where the heroes are! Guest-starring the Avengers and the Inhumans vs. Dormammu, the Grim Reaper and more! Collects Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #4, Vision and Scarlet Witch (1982) #1-4.
Avengers: Vision & the Scarlet Witch - A Year in the Life
In a world full of heroes, villains, and monsters, there are few stranger phenomenons than the marriage of a mutant witch to a heroic synthozoid! As this unlikely couple settles into their home in Leonia, New Jersey, they find themselves at odds with the members of their complex families, including Ultron, the Grim Reaper, Quicksilver, and Magneto! And when Wanda uses the power of a village of witches to make herself pregnant, the happy twosome becomes a happy foursome when twin sons William and Thomas are born, the future Wiccan and Speed of the Young Avengers! Plus, the dissolution of Crystal and Quicksilver's marriage! Featuring the threats of the Lethal Legion, Salem's Seven, Samhain, the Toad, the demons of Zor, the Enchantress, and the Grim Reaper! And guest-starring Dr. Strange, Power Man, Spider-Man, and the Avengers! Collects Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985) #1-12 and West Coast Avengers (1985) #2.
Avengers: The Children's Crusade
Collects Avengers: The Children's Crusade #1-9 & Avengers: The Children's Crusade-- Young Avengers #1. When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against the Avengers, X-Men and the Young Avengers.
Scarlet Witch by James Robinson Witchcraft is broken, and the Scarlet Witch must embark on a globe-trotting journey to fix it! From Manhattan’s back alleys to the Greek Isles to the Irish countryside, Wanda Maximoff faces myths and legends, combats curses and discovers there’s more to her complex family history than she knew. But will the powerful mage called the Emerald Warlock be friend or foe? And even as witchcraft is pieced back together, Wanda must discover who shattered it in the first place! The Scarlet Witch will aid brokenhearted hero Le Peregrine and seek help from young witch the Wu, but things won’t be easy when she encounters her brother, Pietro! The Witches’ Road is long — and full of dangers! Collects Scarlet Witch (2016) #1-15, Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic (2016) #1.
Vision: Yesterday & Tomorrow
The android Avenger goes solo! His memories downloaded and stolen, a partially amnesiac Vision must seek help from the reluctant granddaughter of his creator, Professor Phineas T. Horton, to defeat a technological terror programmed by the Nazis during World War II to cause fear and death from the skies. Created using technology stolen from Professor Horton, the newly escaped Gremlin will not be denied its mission in the present day - even if it must reprogram and erase the Vision's very humanity in the process! Plus "Behold, the Vision," the spooky synthezoid's fantastic first appearance! Collects Avengers Icons: Vision #1-4; Avengers (1963) #57.
Avengers: Scarlet Witch by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Wanda Maximoff, the Avengers' most bewitching member, goes it alone in this collection of her solo adventures away from Earth's Mightiest Heroes! First, cosmic writing team DnA's science and the Scarlet Witch's magic combine in true comic-book alchemy! Wanda must confront very personal demons, pitting her uncanny hex powers against horrifically twisted versions of the West Coast Avengers -- and the unwanted affections of old nemesis Master Pandemonium! Plus: Wanda's rich history is explored -- including her mystical past as a gypsy girl, her relationship with brother Quicksilver and her pirate ancestor Red Lucy! Guest-starring Dr. Strange! Collects Scarlet Witch #1-4, Avengers Origins: Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #1; material from Marvel Team-Up (1972) #125; Solo Avengers #5; Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #60-63, #143-144; Mystic Arcana: Scarlet Witch.
The fun starts this Friday with the release of the first two episodes! That mean's that I'll have episode reviews up Friday, as well as reviews for the first two books. Moving forward, comic book reviews will land on Monday of each week, while episode reviews will land each Friday! Make sure you come back and let me know what's POPPING your culture!