Book Review: Scarlet Witch, Vol 1, Witch’s Road (James Robinson, Vanesa Del Rey, Javier Pulido)

Publisher: Marvel

Pages: 112

Release Date: July 19th 2016

Summary:

Witchcraft is broken – and the SCARLET WITCH is on a journey across the globe to fix it. From the back alleys of Manhattan, to the serene Greek Isles, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Wanda will have to face down her foes and find out who her true friends are. But as Wanda solves magical crimes and pieces witchcraft back together, the most important question remains: Who is the mastermind that broke it in the first place?

Review:

I love the Scarlet Witch’s character and was excited when I unwrapped this Volume 1 on Christmas Day. I’m not sure it really lived up to expectations though.

To start with the art, the book is stunning. The different artists give the book an inconsistent look but it’s actually the best thing about it. The Greek issue was probably my favourite: the colours were gorgeous and just everything about it was beautiful.

Sadly, I just didn’t think the stories were as good as the art. The main problem for me was that the climax always felt the same: whatever happened, the Scarlet Witch just did a spell, which looked pretty but was ultimately boring to read. I wanted more from it and it just wasn’t there, which is a shame.

So this one wasn’t for me. It looks good but I just didn’t find it interesting, and I don’t think I’ll be reading the rest of the series.

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