The Scarlet Witch has always been one of my favorite Avengers. I recall the first issue I read – issue #221 of the original series and published in July 1982 – featuring featuring a scene with The Wasp, She-Hulk, and the woman I would come to know as Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. I found the character captivating even as a child. She remained so as I grew from child to teen to adult. I remained a fan even during the many years where the storyline dictated she be removed from the printed page. Today, I witnessed Wanda Maximoff move from the printed page to the silver screen. While her powers differed, the character’s appearance was nothing less than magical.
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Any comic book fan knows about Jean Grey. Jean, an original X-Man, the Phoenix, a member of the 1990s X-Men cartoon team, member of the X-Men team in the movies. Jean, she who dies and returns again. In 2015 both Marvel and DC Comics plan (I suspect) to reboot (or seriously alter) their continuity. When this happens, who knows what will remain of our beloved characters? I decided to have a bit of fun with the concept of Jean if she were other characters. Read more