The very first MCU TV show has reached its climatic event, and I’m here to recommend some extra credit points by listing the comics to read after WandaVision. Now this list should tide you over before we get to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home. The hit Disney+ series follows the events of Wanda Maximoff 3 to 4 weeks after the Earth-shattering final battle that took place during the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame. Now Wanda has trapped the residents of West View, NJ in a reality warped hex with her resurrected partner, the Vision. Things aren’t as they seem, however, as the reality becomes unsustainable, and dark forces are enticed by the raw power emanating from NJ.
The series itself was inspired from multiple comics, such as Tom King’s The Vision, and Brian Michael Bendis’ House of M, that was outlined in a previous article you can find here. Now, follow along as I recommend the comics to read after WandaVision.
Avengers West Coast: Vision Quest
Writer: John Byrne
Issues: #42 – #50
“Watch as one of comicdom’s most recognizable talents remakes the West Coast Avengers, starting with the capture and dismantling of the Vision! As secrets about the synthezoid come to light, the Whackos are determined to get their teammate back, safe and sound — but what happens when the Vision they recover isn’t the Vision they remember? And most important, how will this shocking change affect the Vision and the Scarlet Witch’s marriage…and family? Plus: Ancient secrets of humanity revealed! The Scarlet Witch’s first step into the descent that disassembled the Avengers!”
Avengers: Scarlet Witch
Writers: Dan Abnett, Jo Duffy, Richard Howell, Andy Lanning Dennis Mallonee, Sean McKeever, Jeff Parker, Cefn Rideout
Issues: Scarlet Witch #1-4, Avengers Origins: Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #1; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #125; Solo Avengers #5; Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #60-63, #143-144; Mystic Arcana: Scarlet Witch
“Wanda Maximoff, the Avengers’ most bewitching member, goes it alone in this collection of her solo adventures away from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! 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!”
Scarlet Witch: The Complete Collection
Writer: James Robinson
Issues: Scarlet Witch #1 – #15; Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic #1
“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 Irish countryside, the former Avenger will face myths and legends from ancient lore, cure curses, and discover there’s is even more to her complex family history than she knew. And as she solves magical crimes and pieces witchcraft back together, one vital question remains: Who shattered it in the first place?”
Young Avengers Ultimate Collection
Writer: Allan Heinberg
Issues: Young Avengers #1 – #12; Young Avengers Special
“When the original Avengers disband, a team of teenage heroes comes together to fill the gap. Their first order of business: surviving the wrath of Kang the Conqueror and weathering the disapproval of the adult Avengers! Next, the newly formed Young Avengers take on super-powered sadist Mister Hyde, the extraterrestrial Super-Skrull and a full-scale alien invasion, juggling their parents and their private lives at the same time!”
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
Writer: Allan Heinberg
Issues: #1 – #9
“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.”
Some of the earlier comics won’t always directly tie, or provide useful plot points, and honestly some of the exposition becomes tiresome. With that being said, there are some great details buried in there like discussions of the Nexus being and what that means for the larger multiverse. If you’re feeling that itch to know more about Wanda Maximoff, then this is the list for you. Do you have a recommendation for comics to read after WandaVision? Let us know on social media.
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