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Marvel's Scarlet Witch inside 360 Magazine

Marvel’s Scarlet Witch

The Scarlet Witch will return in January in a brand-new ongoing solo series! A groundbreaking new chapter for one of Marvel Comics’ most beloved characters, SCARLET WITCH will be written by Steve Orlando, known for his thrilling current run of Marauders and last year’s Darkhold saga, and drawn by artist Sara Pichelli, the superstar talent known for her acclaimed work on titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man. Together these two comic powerhouses will open the door to a new era of adventures, mysteries, and quests that only a hero with Wanda Maximoff’s breathtaking and unmatched mystical abilities are fit for!

Following her redemption in the pages of X-Men: Trial of Magneto, Wanda is reborn as the hero the Marvel Universe needs her to be! Making the most of her fresh start, Wanda uses her powers in a glorious new way and embraces a new calling to help those who need it the most. Experience one the most powerful magic-wielders on the planet at her very best in the series Scarlet Witch fans have been asking for! 

There is a door that appears only 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 a mysterious witchcraft shop. Friend or foe, human or otherwise–if your need is great and your hope is gone, there you will meet the SCARLET WITCH! Wanda Maximoff is familiar with hitting rock bottom–and now that she’s finally found peace, she’s pledged all her power to help others who are languishing at their lowest. But when a woman falls through Wanda’s door with a terrifying story of a town gone mad, the Scarlet Witch will have to muster her wits and chaos magic to deal with an insidious threat!

“Since I first stepped into the House of Ideas, the Scarlet Witch has been with me—in fact, she was the star of my first Marvel work ever, kicking ass, weaving spells, and humbling Doom in Darkhold! So, there was no way I could pass up the chance to work on SCARLET WITCH,” Orlando said. “Wanda Maximoff has finally broken free of the shadows she’s wrestled with for years. And now? Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and I are unveiling the next chapter of her powerful, improbable, magical life. When you have nowhere else to turn…you turn to the Scarlet Witch. And God help anyone who gets in her way.”

“You have been waiting Scarlet Witch solo return for so long!” Pichelli added. “Finally that time has come and I’m truly honored my art was chosen to make this happen. Can’t wait for you to see the book.”

Check out the first spellbinding cover by Russell Dauterman, who also designed Wanda’s new costume, and be there when Scarlet Witch embarks on her greatest journey yet this January! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

Infinity Comics Scarlet Witch via Marvel Comics for use by 360 Magazine

Who Is…

On Wednesday, April 20, the all-new WHO IS… series is launching on Marvel Unlimited. WHO IS… takes a deeper dive into the origins of your favorite Marvel heroes, as told in one-shot specials throughout the year! Perfect for new readers and those looking for entry points, the WHO IS… lineup revisits the backstories of major characters from every corner of the Marvel Universe.

The first two issues, “WHO IS… THE SCARLET WITCH #1” and “WHO IS… AMERICA CHAVEZ #1” are now available on the app in the exclusive Infinity Comics format.

Who is… The Scarlet Witch #1

A dynamic sorceress with reality-manipulating powers and hex magic, Wanda Maximoff has been a master of the mystical arts for both mutant-kind and the Avengers. Grab her full origin by creators Steve Orlando, Rye Hickman and Brittany Peer!  

WHO IS… AMERICA CHAVEZ #1 

America Chavez is a portal-punching Young Avenger and a hero of the Multiverse! Learn about her true beginnings in this definitive origin by creators Alex Segura, Carlos Gomez and Bryan Valenza! Marvel Unlimited is a one-stop destination for over 29,000 comics spanning the entire Marvel Universe. The app is available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android devices™ and on web. For more information on Marvel Unlimited comics, please click HERE.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

Imortal X-Men 3 Cover Art via Mark Brooks for use by 360 Magazine

Destiny of X Continues

The next era of X-Men is on the horizon! With fresh new titles, exciting creative team changes, and cast shakeups, DESTINY OF X will be a season of radical transformation for the X-Men line and its characters. The possibilities are endless as the second Krakoan age begins over the next few months. And right now, fans can discover more about what’s to come this May in their favorite and most anticipated X-Men ongoing series!

JUDGMENT DAY IS COMING! Tying together current story threads in AVENGERS, X-MEN, and ETERNALS, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Valerio Schiti bring you the next Marvel Comics epic this summer. See the first seeds planted for this upcoming saga in issues of Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck‘s IMMORTAL X-MEN! May’s “IMMORTAL X-MEN #3” will dive into one of the most fascinating objects in the X-Men mythos: Destiny’s diaries! Over one hundred years ago, Irene Adler wrote twelve books. A sequel is long overdue.

The main team of Krakoan X-Men won’t be safe from the effects of Judgment Day either! Creative powerhouses Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz continue their hit run in “X-Men #11”. The women of the X-Men are heading for the hottest action in the galaxy… Gameworld! But if it’s true that the house always wins, our X-Ladies might be in over their heads.

The quest is revealed in Tini Howard and Bob Quinn‘s “KNIGHTS OF X #2!” Betsy Braddock has assembled her Knights! Their mission: to save Otherworld from Merlyn and his powerful henchmen… by finding the holy grail of mutantkind. But Otherworld is vast, and innumerable armies stand in their way. When Merlyn targets the Crooked Market, a safe haven for mutantkind, the Knights must split up. Will Captain Britain find the grail? Will Gambit lead the others into a deadly trap? Death looms over the Knights—in more ways than one.

Meet Mother Righteous in Si Spurrier and Jan Bazaldua‘s “LEGION OF X #2!” Legion is offered an unholy deal by this major new character, the self-proclaimed wheeler-dealer of the astral plane. But is the price worth the prize for a young man stuck in his father’s shadow? Meanwhile, the Skinjacker grows bold. Not content with stealing identities of other mutants, he turns his powers on the Legion of X… And while newly arrived Arakki badass Weaponless Zsen has a beastly clash with a dangerous X-Man, her chaperone Nightcrawler is otherwise engaged–giving a massage…?

Launched in last month’s hit MARAUDERS ANNUAL #1, Steve Orlando continues his new run alongside artist Eleonora Carlini in “MARAUDERS #3.” Panic in Shi’ar space! The Marauders are prisoners of the Kin Crimson, a secret society stretching back billions of years, who outrank even the Shi’ar Majestrix… or so they think. But Captain Pryde and the Marauders aren’t giving up, not with the Shi’ar holding the last survivors of mutantkind’s first generation hostage. With the weight of history looming like a nuclear threat, can Kate Pryde convince Xandra to side with mutantkind against her kingdom?

Vita Ayala and Rod Reis‘s acclaimed run heats up in “NEW MUTANTS #26.” While the queen is away, demons will play! A new queen has taken the throne of Limbo—Madelyne Pryor, A.K.A. the Goblin Queen! Meanwhile, separated from Limbo, Magik faces an enemy she thought she had banished long ago.

Wolverine masters Benjamin Percy and Adam Kubert take Logan deeper and deeper into DANGER in “WOLVERINE #21!” Outnumbered and surrounded, Wolverine unleashes his berserker rage, and Deadpool embraces his deadly fighting skills in a last ditch effort to save mutant lives. But what’s with all the Robot X-Men, and what do they have to do with the X-Desk?

And over in Percy and Robert Gill‘s “X-FORCE #28,” Cerebrax stalks the island of Krakoa, and no one is safe! Its hunger for minds is insatiable…but what happens when it absorbs the minds—and powers—of the most powerful mutants?! X-Force will have to step it up—and Kid Omega leads the way!And expect planet-size power grabs and enormous omega-level feats in Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli‘s “X-MEN RED #3.” Tarn the Uncaring waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He’s the most hated being on Mars… and he sits on their ruling council. Abigail Brand has a plan to remedy that—and reap the rewards. So does Roberto Da Costa. But only one of them can win… and Tarn’s going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!

Silk #1 Cover Art via Inhyuk Lee for Marvel Comics for use by 360 Magazine

Marvel Second Printings

Fans will get a chance to dive into Marvel Comics‘ most exciting new launches and ongoing series with new printings of “MARAUDERS ANNUAL #1,” “MOON KNIGHT #7,” “SILK #1,” “DAREDEVIL: WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR #1,” “SILVER SURFER REBIRTH #1”, “DEVIL’S REIGN #3,” and “CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 FACSIMILE EDITION!” These sold-out issues will be available at comic shops starting on March 9, complete with new second printing covers. 

No one is safe from Kingpin‘s wrath in Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto‘s “DEVIL’S REIGN #3.” New York City stands at the brink of disaster as MAYOR WILSON FISK has at last reached a breaking point, with an army of supervillains at his back, and a deputized crew of supervillainous THUNDERBOLTS on the streets and in every police station. Worse still, he’s put the Marvel Universe’s most powerful tools into (all six) hands of one of its most diabolical minds, unaware of the disaster that could befall the entire city as a result! As a gauntlet of supervillains stands between Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Daredevil and liberating the heroes who have been captured by Fisk’s law enforcement, they’re all about to learn that the danger is closer than they ever thought possible.

Chip Zdarsky and Rafael De Latorre‘s “DAREDEVIL: WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR #1” brings readers the next pulse-pounding chapter in the saga of New York City’s Guardian Devil, this time starring Elektra as Daredevil! This continuation of Zdarsky’s landmark DAREDEVIL run spins directly out of the shocking revelations in the pages of DEVIL’S REIGN! Elektra is the world’s deadliest assassin—and she’s taken a vow not to kill. Someone puts themselves directly in her path with deadly consequences. What else would you expect from the Marvel Universe’s Greatest Hunter?!

A new crew of X-Men set sail in Steve Orlando and Creees Lee‘s “MARAUDERS ANNUAL #1”! With Kate Pryde at the helm, the Marauders are ready to renew their mission of mutant rescue! She’s got the mission—all she needs now is a new boat and a fresh crew to match. Pryde and Bishop must unite a crew of mutants, new and old, to spring Daken from imprisonment at the hands of a leader who’s as cruel as he is charismatic: the primal provocateur known as Brimstone Love! It’s the Marauders versus the Theater of Pain, a torture troupe that’s set up shop in Xavier’s School’s old backyard! Come aboard for the first adventure as Orlando takes the helm with the X-Men’s sea-faring mutant team.

Joined by artist Federico Sabbatini, Jed MacKay‘s hit run on Moon Knight continues in “MOON KNIGHT #7!” How do you fight someone that no one knows? Moon Knight is out for blood and hits the streets armed only with a name, but he soon finds out that in the twilight half-world of NYC supervillainy, sometimes the streets hit back. And while he’s fighting his way through the super-crime underworld, he’d better watch his back.

The “best character ever” is back in her own series and about to glam up the whole Marvel Universe in Rainbow Rowell and Roge Antonio‘s “SHE-HULK #1!” Jennifer Walters is no longer savage and needs to put her life back together. She’s got a career to rebuild, friends to reconnect with (and maybe represent in a court of law), and enemies to… well, she may not want to connect with them, but they are definitely going to connect with her. And the last page of this first issue is going to send Jen down a road she’s never traveled and that will shake up her life and possibly the whole Marvel Universe.

Don’t miss the comics debut of stunning storyteller Emily Kim and the return of legendary comic artist Takeshi Miyazawa in “SILK #1!” Cindy Moon returns as the web-spinning Spider-Hero SILK in an all-new, all-star series! As Silk gains popularity in the public eye, Cindy is questioning her place in the world. But existentialism will have to wait when a powerful new villain is turned loose! In a race against the clock, Silk discovers the dangers of ancient Korean magic—and social media.

Legendary creators Ron Marz and Ron Lim return to tell a story set during their fan-favorite run of SILVER SURFER in “SILVER SURFER REBIRTH #1!” Someone has stolen the Reality Gem, an object that allows the user to fulfill any wish no matter the consequences! But whoever has taken it is doing things like bringing back the dead hero Captain Mar-Vell. It’s up to Silver Surfer to team up with the least likely of allies, Thanos, to find the Gem and restore reality to its proper form. The second printing variant cover of “SILVER SURFER REBIRTH #1” will feature all-new artwork by Ron Lim.

Also returning to shops will be the special facsimile edition of “CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1970) #1!” Over fifty years ago, legendary writer Roy Thomas teamed with visionary artist Barry Windsor-Smith for the first comic book adaptation of Robert E. Howard‘s pulp novel icon—introducing True Believers to swords and sorcery in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Conan comic books soon became a huge, industry-changing success story – and it all began with “CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1” in 1970! Join the young Cimmerian warrior as he and an Aesir raiding party invade the land of Vanaheim—setting Conan on a path of adventure leading to winged demons, a dark temple, and the mysterious Star-Stone, which would offer a vision of Conan’s future as a king! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all!

Darkhold Wasp Cover Artwork from Anthony Blackwood, Marvel Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

MADNESS IS UNLEASHED – DARKHOLD: WASP × DARKHOLD: BLACK BOLT

The madness of the Darkhold will be unleashed on the Marvel Universe this fall beginning in DARKHOLD ALPHA #1! In this highly anticipated mystical saga, five heroes—IRON MAN, BLADE, WASP, BLACK BOLT, and SPIDER-MAN—will be recruited by Scarlet Witch to travel to Chthon’s dimension to stop him before he can invade Earth. But in order to survive there, each hero must first read from the Darkhold and let themselves be driven insane, leading to twisted new versions of themselves! These mind-melting adventures will unfold over a series of exciting character-focused one-shots including November’s DARKHOLD: WASP and DARKHOLD: BLACK BOLT!

Renowned colorist and writer Jordie Bellaire makes her Marvel Comics writing debut alongside rising star artist Claire Roe for a story that will make you shrink in fear in DARKHOLD: WASP! Scarlet Witch chose Janet Van Dyne for her ingenuity and strength, will she prove to be the lynchpin in the coming battle against Chthon or will she be consumed by darkness? After reading the Darkhold, Wasp’s entire life is subject to question but she has the power to reclaim her story…and fight back.

Critically acclaimed writer Mark Russell teams up with sensational artist David Cutler to brings you a scream-worthy story that will break an empire in DARKHOLD: BLACK BOLT! Black Bolt’s mighty voice is his greatest gift…and since childhood, it has been his greatest curse. Black Bolt thought he was signing up for a battle befitting a king but after reading from the Darkhold, he’ll discover the true battlefield will be his own mind.

“As a writer, it’s a joy to get to write a character who spends even more time inside their own head than you do,” Russell said. “So Black Bolt is a writer’s dream character and when I heard which other creators were involved with the series, I was totally on board, like someone who’d unwittingly bought a house in a really great neighborhood.”

Check out the covers for DARKHOLD: WASP and DARKHOLD: BLACK BOLT as well as Cian Tormey’s new “defiled designs” and enter the Darkhold if you dare when this strange and terrifying saga begins in September! For more information, visit Marvel.

THE DARKHOLD ALPHA #1

Written by Steve Orlando

Art by Cian Tormey

Cover by Greg Smallwood (Apr200834)

Scarlet Witch Cover by Greg Smallwood (Apr200835)

On Sale 9/22

THE DARKHOLD: IRON MAN #1

Written by Ryan North

Art by Guillermo Sanna

Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

On Sale 10/13!

THE DARKHOLD: BLADE #1

Written by Daniel Kibblesmith

Art by Tba

Cover by Juan Ferreyra

On Sale 10/27!

DARKHOLD: WASP #1

Written by Jordie Bellaire

Art by Claire Roe

Cover by Paul Renaud

On Sale 11/10!

DARKHOLD: BLACK BOLT #1

Written by Mark Russell

Art by David Cutler

Cover by Travel Foreman

On Sale 11/24!

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About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit Marvel. © 2021 MARVEL

"MARVEL VOICES PRIDE#1" Variant Cover via Luciano Vecchio for Marvel Comics for use by 360 Magazine

New Marvel Hero Introduced in “MARVEL’S VOICES PRIDE: #1”

Last week, fans got their first glimpse at a brand-new hero set to debut this June: SOMNUS! Fans eager to learn more about this mysterious character will have to pick up “MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1” where his fascinating backstory will be told by critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Wonder WomanCurse of the Man-Thing) and, in her Marvel Comics debut, Eisner-nominated artist Claudia Aguirre (Hotel Dare).

 

A mutant who had an extraordinary impact on an X-Man long ago, Somnus’ powers give him total control of people’s dreams, but he was never able to follow his own. Now, Somnus is given a second chance at life, and he’s determined to make the most out of it on the thriving mutant nation of Krakoa! With a mesmerizing costume design by artist Luciano Vecchio and unique mutant gifts, it’s time for Somnus to step up in a big way and become the hero he was always destined to be.

 

“Somnus, Carl Valentino, is inspired not only by my own family history, but by my experiences with past generations of LGBTQ+ folks from across the country, people I wouldn’t have met without comics,” Orlando explained. “While there is still plenty of work to do, we’ve also come a long way as a community. Somnus is a chance to explore how my own late queer relatives may have felt, living in more prejudiced times. He’s also a chance to celebrate past generations as a whole and acknowledge the strides we’ve made that they may not have lived to see. And with the Krakoan era being one of relative utopia for mutantkind, Somnus will bring a fresh perspective, and respectful gut check, to the young mutants of the present who may not know just how hard some had to fight for all mutants have achieved. Within the story and without, Somnus will be a new, complex character carrying a message of respect, power, and vision.”

 

“Marvel’s Voices: Pride is ticking so many dream assignments for me! On top of doing the cover, a frame variant, and a story that I got to write myself, I also got to design a new queer character introduced in a story written by Steve Orlando,” Vecchio said. “I’m so happy to finally collaborate officially with Steve and I fell in love with Somnus’ concept and backstory right away. I got some input from him and editor Sarah Brunstad but also a lot of liberty to propose ideas. This time the design process itself felt almost like channeling. I wanted him to have an air of ‘man of your dreams,’ very charming and human but unreachable at the same time. Some visual elements are a mix of Mod fashion, a bit of Hellfire Gala influence, and a palette based on Etruscan vase art as a nod to the god he’s named after.”

 

Somnus will also be the star of Luciano Vecchio’s celebratory “MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1” Frame Variant cover! An homage to the iconic Marvel 25th Anniversary covers released in 1985, Somnus takes the spotlight surrounded by some of Marvel’s brightest LGBTQ+ heroes. Don’t miss this uplifting Marvel story when Somnus makes his first appearance in “MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1” on June 23rd! For more information, click HERE.