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Avengers: Vision and the Scarlet Witch

(Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #1-4)

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3.46  ·  Rating details ·  327 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Collects Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #4, Vision and Scarlet Witch (1982) #1-4.

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 h
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Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Marvel (first published 1982)
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Sophia
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this limited series and what it did for the characters of Vision and the Scarlet Witch.
The first issue was more about the couple (as I expected the whole series to be) however, as the story flowed and developed, each character was given their own story and individual focus.
Most of what happened expanded one way or the other on a plot that was introduced earlier in other comics.
I liked the different style of the third issue; how it felt like it was meant to be a little bit sca
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Lestat
Jan 23, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
Because this is an old timey comic book, the writing is an impenetrable wall of turgidity. I made that word up because man this was a slog. But I do love how much Wanda and Vision care for each other. They don’t even see each other’s differences, just their love.

The big problem with older books is that they really don’t know how to write women. Wanda is on page so little, and her thought processes barely exist. When they do, they’re always tied to Vision.

Coming off of the Marvel Cinematic Univ
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Christian Zamora-Dahmen
This mini-series redefined the Vision and the Scarlet Witch for quite a while.
Bill Mantlo’s writing was a bit over dramatic for me, and it made me cringe sometimes, but it was 1982 and the narrative was just that. A bit of a corn fest at times, with these over elaborated monologues. Still, it was a fun read.
The flow of the different stories were also a bit off. I mean, the big reveal of the 4th issue made little sense, since there was not really a build up. And the whole “White Pilgrim” persona
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Mike
Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Lord, I’d forgotten the era of “lit-er-a-teur“ was in full swing in the 80s, all us butthurt fragile comics nerds getting lambasted for not reading “real” books. Englehart and Mantlo both pull out the Chicago Manual of Style, the Merrimack-Webster Thesaurus and their leather-bound Complete Works of Shakespeare - maybe they were having a wordsmithing competition in the early 80s Marvel bullpen?

Despite their mellifluous proclivities (see, they’ve even infected me for a time), these four stori
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Peter Baran
Comparing it to the Roger Stern collection a few weeks ago which is contemporaneous to this, this is pretty stinky. The Avengers story it spins off of is admittedly a bad place to start, being the finale of another long running story, but it does lay the seeds of SW & V wedding (hey Mantis is marrying a tree, why shouldn't we get married too?). But with the exception of the first issue, this limited series is almost wholly tied up in recons of the Scarlet Witch's parents (who have since been ret ...more
Petergiaquinta
This first move to the suburbs for the newly married Wanda and Vision is prolly a little better written than the Steve Englehart series a few years later when the couple returns to Leonia, New Jersey, but beyond the unfolding of the couple’s convoluted family trees, there probably isn’t a lot here to keep most readers engaged.

However, fans of episode six of WandaVision might like to see Vision and Wanda enjoying their first Halloween as a suburban couple (until Samhain shows up and transforms a
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Meagan Damore
The first issue in this collection is nigh impenetrable, so I advise skipping it if you picked this up to learn more about Vision and Scarlet Witch. Although the issue features their wedding, there's not much else context and it picks up in the middle of the search for the Celestial Madonna -- super steeped in lore! Other than that, a tidy little miniseries with a few disjointed stories, including the story where Wanda and Pietro learn they are Magento's children. The miniseries itself is a fun ...more
Katie Clark
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
I never quite know what I’m going to get diving back into these comics. I actually really enjoyed this one. I’m going to skip past the story when they actually marry because it is largely centred around another couple; Mantis and... the tree. I’m not sure what happened there but moving on! I really liked how this developed The Vision and the Scarlet Witch’s relationship and added some emotional depth to both. It was more of a family occassion this one (*giggles* if you’ve read it you know what I ...more
Tim
I'm a big fan of Bill Mantlo from his work on Hulk and Rocket and honestly didn't know this little limited series existed. I enjoyed it, but it is very much a product of the time it was written and I imagine folks not familiar with older comics may have a hard time getting into it. ...more
Oliver Hodson
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was almost a nothingness. I have read a lot of 60s comics and they are often hard work, but with charm. Some 70s stuff is easy to get through though overwrought- well here's a tricolon for you- this was 80s hard work and overwrought. No wonder miller and moore had to come. The main story about vision establishing his humanity and marriage was so complicated by the many simon williamses, and not in a good way. The final story involving magneto's very own bespin cloud city revelation to scarl ...more
Fizzgig76
Reprints Avengers Giant-Size #4 and Vision and the Scarlet Witch (Limited Series) #1-4 (June 1975-February 1983). The Vision and the Scarlet Witch are an unconventional couple. The The Vision since his creation has discovered he’s an android created by Ultron, with brainwaves of Simon Williams, and the body of the original Human Torch. Scarlet Witch is a mutant with a twin brother named Quicksilver and a murky past involving their parentage. Together Vision and Scarlet Witch are Avengers, but wh ...more
Jon Shanks
If you think that WandaVision, the TV series starring The Scarlet Witch and Vision is weird, then this collection is utterly insane! Fist is a 1970s Avengers Annual featuring the Demon Lord Dormammu and time-travelling Warlord Kang, culminating in Wanda & Vision, a mutant and a synthezoid (synthetic humanoid robot), getting married alongside a "Celestial Madonna" (don't) ask and a ghost, and that's just the opening act!

Following on from that is the 1980s mini-series, which sees Vision and Wanda
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Fraser Sherman
A frustrating TPB where the quality goes up and down, issue to issue. First there's the Avengers story in which Vizh and Wanda tie the knot — good, but I imagine hard to follow for new readers as it's the end of a multi-issue arc. Then we get the "Vision and the Scarlet Witch" four-issue miniseries in which they try to build a life away from the Avengers in the suburbs. #1 is a dull tale pitting them against an evil Druid spirit (comic book druids are always nasty). #2, dealing with Wanda's sort ...more
Stacey Hammond
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Dan
2.5 stars and rounding up - suggested for Marvel die-hard fans or those who want to see some stories featuring some of the characters referenced in the "Easter eggs" from the WandaVision series (The Wizzer, The Grim Reaper, Wanda & Pietro's real father, etc.) as well as when Vision and The Scarlet Witch first got married. These are individual comic stories, not one continuing story, and they are from the 1960s through the 1980s, so are a bit dated by today's standards. Casual fans would do bette ...more
Adam Graham
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book collects the very busy Avengers Annual where the Scarlet Witch and Vision are married, and then collects their four-issue mini-series.

The annual is decent, although there's a lot going on and it feels like there's a lot you'd miss if you're not up on all the ends and outs of 1980s comics.

The mini-series doesn't tell a complete story in and of itself, rather it teases what a series might be like. Issue 1 is kind of a standard affair with them moving into a house on Halloween and hijinxs
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Martin
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes old comics feel like poetry. And this is especially true for this particular book - it's full of poetry, it's so wonderful and so romantic and so... soulful.

It's just four issues, but they are amazing. If you are interested in 80s comics or in the relationship between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch, you should absolutely check this out. Also, the final issue includes the amazing, once-shocking reveal about Wanda and Pietro's true father. And it is really well executed!
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Rocky Sunico
Feb 02, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, avengers
This compilation of a giant-size Avengers issue and the 4-issue Vision and Scarlet Witch limited series that in itself felt like a series of one-shots instead of a single story. The main achievement was the fact that they presented the new origin for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as being the true children of Magneto, master of magnetism.

It's not the worst thing I've ever read, but it wasn't particularly amazing either.
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Enrique del Castillo
The overall weirdness of Wanda and Vision's relationship and family life is one of my favorite things on Marvel comics and I expected to see the miniseries to lean onto that. Though it goes to dark places on most of its issues, I wish it had lasted longer and given us more of a regular plot. I hope the next series they had is better. ...more
Kauã Barreto
The four-part miniseries of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch was really uninteresting. Clunky dialogue, storylines that were nothing creative in its scenarios and just plain bad writing. As for the art, it was great, something to keep me interested. 
Emerald
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet Vision Origins?

This was an unexpected roller coaster ride. There’s so much lore and backstory references that I’m not clued in on but I recognize most of the characters from the Marvel television and movie properties. It was enticing to read. I had a lot of fun.
DOUGLAS J BERRY
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
View this before watching the show.

Good color artwork. Suitable for all ages. Prime freebie. Stories about the marriage and early days of vision and scarlet witch. Scarlet witch and Quicksilver get family history.
Lexi
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla-reads, marvel
2.5 rounded down. I can stomach outdated comics with the best of 'em, but this is truly just boring. Mostly just Vision agonizing over himself or agonizing over Wanda while she's collapsed on the ground for some reason. The only good part was the Magneto issue. ...more
Scott Rushing
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel
I read this series - which also includes Giant Avengers #4 - because of the interest in these characters generated by WandaVision. Some of the stories are not all that interesting. But I do like how Marvel writers make Vision wrestle with his humanity even though he is a synthezoid.
Gomezmr
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This comic is very fantastic.
Sarah
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two of my favorite characters in their own book. Yay. Enjoyed this one so much.
Josh Newhouse
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 20nov
This was not a story but a series of continuity dumps. I hope the next one fares better
Josie Dabinett
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After spending weeks obsessive over Wandavision it's great to go back and read some of their comics. I loved this story and their dymantic together. ...more
Ben
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Halfway through the wonderful WandaVision tv series, I decided to learn more about the character's relationship. The writing is a bit of a slog, but Rick Leonardi's artwork is magnificent. ...more
Kier Scrivener
Feb 27, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This had remarkablely little to do with Wanda and Vision domestically despite that being the set up.

And as astounding ableism and misrepresentation of autism.

This one wasn't for me.
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Steve Englehart went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York and began to write for Marvel Comics. That led to long runs on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. Midway through that period he moved to California (where he remains), and met and married his wife Terry.

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