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NRAMA: Let's talk about this, Dan. What is Scarlet Witch doing on the cover to Mighty Avengers #21? She's not in Secret Invasion, so how did she suddenly show up in all this?
DS: Hmmm... it might have something to do with her showing up very early on in Mighty Avengers #21. And, as we've re leaked elsewhere, also running around in that issue are Vision and Cassie. So the girl who had her father, the second Ant-Man, killed by Scarlet Witch is going to be in the book, and so is Vision, who has some of the original Vision's programming in him.
NRAMA: Are these Young Avengers characters going to be permanent fixtures in Mighty Avengers?
DS: You're going to have to keep reading.
NRAMA: But they have something to do with Scarlet Witch's return?
DS: You're going to have to keep reading! But yes, we lose Jan, a size-changing character that has strong ties to Hank, but here's a size-changing girl, Cassie, who looks up to Hank as an uncle. And here's this new robot version of the Vision running around that's built partially on the Kang armor from Iron Lad and partially on the Classic Avengers Vision. So you're going to have Vision and Scarlet Witch, and Vision and Cassie, and Cassie and Scarlet Witch, and Hank and Jocasta. And right there, you're going to have Avengery Avengers characters, especially when you think of Cassie as someone who was running around in the Avengers books as a youngster. This is someone who Jarvis has bounced on his knee and who lived in the mansion for years. It gets to the heart of these characters and this legacy and the mythology of the Avengers. And that's not even the whole cast!
NRAMA: I'm still stuck on Scarlet Witch. My brain can't get beyond that...
DS: I know! I'm trying really hard to dance around this because it is a really big bombshell that she's back in the book. But there's no way to avoid it – she's on the first cover. Scarlet Witch!
NRAMA: There are a lot of Secret Invasion one-shots and Dark Reign issues coming out – so let's clarify this. Scarlet Witch isn't showing up somewhere else first? She's showing up first in Mighty Avengers #21, correct?
DS: Yes. And you know, not everything has to come out of Civil War, Secret Invasion, and this and that and the other. It's okay for stories to start somewhere. And this one starts right here. Bam! Right there in the pages of Mighty Avengers. It's okay for really big things to happen and it's not in some Big Event Book. This is a big event, but it's right there in issue #21. Mighty Avengers #21 is its own big event, shining with Scarlet Witchery goodness.
NRAMA: Okay, but Dan -- Scarlet Witch has been down a seriously dark path recently. Is she crazy anymore? Does she still have those powers from House of M or is she depowered? You have a lot of baggage to deal with here, don't you?
DS: Ummmm.... keep reading. I know fans say they want you to spoil the story, but they don't really want you to spoil the story. Then there are no shocks and surprises. You'll just have to pick up Mighty Avengers and read the story.
I haven't been this excited about a comic book story since they brought the REAL Legion of Super-Heroes back in "The Lightning Saga", etc.! Whoo-hoo!
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