Agency and the Scarlet Witch

Agency and the Scarlet Witch

Wanda Maximoff, better known as the Scarlet Witch, is near the epicenter of the event that serves as the catalyst for the MCU’s Civil War: during a botched heist in Lagos, Wanda manages to save Captain America from death by suicide bomber, but deflects the explosion rather than diffuse it, resulting in the death of a dozen innocent Nigerian citizens. While the resulting media outrage largely places responsibility for the tragedy on Wanda, the reactions of her fellow Avengers are more varied, and reveal a full spectrum of responses to Wanda’s unprecedented demonstration of power.

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Avengers Standoff: Assault On Pleasant Hill Omega #1

Avengers Standoff: Assault On Pleasant Hill Omega #1

So it’s come to this: the culmination of the Avengers Standoff event! The story comes together for an ending that brings most of the hanging plot threads to a satisfying conclusion, while holding the door wide-open for Marvel’s next event. Spoilers for the entirety of Avengers Standoff after the jump.

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Avengers Standoff: Captain America: Sam Wilson #8

Avengers Standoff: Captain America: Sam Wilson #8

The penultimate entry in the Avengers Standoff event, Captain America: Sam Wilson #8 is a solid issue that provides some important final notes before the impending showdown. It makes sense, as Nick Spencer, who is also writing the main Pleasant Hill books, pens this issue. Spoilers begin after the jump.

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Structure in Daredevil’s Second Season

Structure in Daredevil’s Second Season

For all the impressive acrobatics at work throughout the second season of Netflix & Marvel’s Daredevil – and there are many, from a one-shot scene that serves as a satisfactory sequel to the first season’s hallway fight, to engaging character perspectives and arcs – one of the most impressive is the deft adaptation of traditional comic narrative structures to the small screen. Mild spoilers for the second season of Daredevil begin after the jump.

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Avengers Standoff: All-New, All-Different Avengers #8

Avengers Standoff: All-New, All-Different Avengers #8

After a disappointing first entry for All-New, All-Different Avengers, the series comes back strong for its second and final Avengers Standoff tie-in. Featuring a good balance of action and character, each of which serve to forward the overall narrative, this issue delivers a solid chapter that leaves the reader prepared for the impending showdown at Pleasant Hill. Spoilers begin after the jump.

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