WandaVision: Every Marvel Storyline That Influenced The Show
The first Disney+ series influenced by the MCU has paved paths to untold possibilities in the WandaVision Chapter which was unveiled earlier this year. The WandaVision chapter has been credited to the multiple numbers of comics from the MCU, which directly or indirectly has influenced the WandaVision narrative. Here we will discuss those comics which have created the influence.
Nights of Wundagore
The Issue: Avengers #185-187 (1979) by Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, David Michelinie & John Byrne
Wundagore mountains are credited to the origin story of the Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver. In this comic version, Scarlet & Quicksilver delve in deeper to look into their origins and found plots that were both disturbing and intriguing at the same time as they connected the dots to their origin story.
‘The Vision & The Scarlet Witch’ Vol. 1
The Issue: The Vision and The Scarlet Witch Vol. 1 #1-4 (1982) by Bill Mantlo & Rick Leonardi
This is one of the main comics which has been credited to the weird storyline in the WandaVision chapter. This comic dealt with the possible clause of Scarlet and Vision getting some time off their avenging days and spending time as a married couple in the suburbs of Leonia, New Jersey minutes away from a place called Westview (for those you keeping a score). But before they could start something personal were called off again to an avenger adventure.
‘Vision & The Scarlet Witch’ Vol. 2
The Issue: The Vision & The Scarlet Witch Vol. 2 #1-12 (1985) by Steve Englehart and Richard Howell
The second volume of the comic dealt with Vision & Scarlet finally getting babies giving them a better shot at the suburban lifestyle. But, the birth of these babies drew some unwanted attention in the form of The Lethal Legion and Salem’s Seven. Though with the help from Doctor Strange, Wonder Man, and Magneto the awkward couple was able to give birth to William and Thomas Maximoff.
The Issue: West Coast Avengers #42-50 (1989) by John Byrne
In this version of the comics, we see Vision going out of control and try to overtake all the computers in the world and the US government comes in and confiscates vision and dismantles him to stop him from wreaking further havoc. Wanda along with the west coast avengers put him back together, but this time Wonder Man backing out from putting his conscience in Vision this time, resulting in a pale emotionless Vision with no affection towards Wanda and their two children.
‘Fragments of a Greater Darkness’
The Issue: West Coast Avengers #51-52 (1989) by John Byrne
This issue witnesses the arrival of Master Pandemonium who arrives on the west coast and revealed that his Master Mephisto (Marvel’s Devil) was the one who had created the medically impossible twins Thomas and William Maximoff making them actual demonic extensions of the devil himself. The revelation breaks down Wanda and at this time her mentor steps in stating that they should relieve Wanda of the memories of her children for her benefit.
‘Always an Avenger’
The Issue: Avengers Vol. 3 #10-11 (1998) by Kurt Busiek and George Perez
In this issue, we witness the arrival of another supervillain called The Grim Reaper. To defeat The Grim Reaper Wanda and Agatha manage to resurrect Simon William and Wanda’s previous lover to life. They manage to defeat Grim Reaper and later on Wanda and Simon reunite for a future heartbreak down the road.
The Issue: Avengers #500-503 (2004) by Brian Michael and David Finch
This series deals with an invasion of the Avengers headquarter by a long-dead teammate called the Jack of Hearts who goes kamikaze on Scott lang and kills him in the process. The same day the entire Kree empire decides to invade New York which ends up killing Hawkeye. Strangely the rest of the team members start smelling something fishy and find out that the attacks were a manifestation done by Wanda in retaliation to the loss of her kids. This later leads to the disassembly of the Avengers to step back and regroup to think of a strategy to deal with the issue called Scarlet Witch.
‘House of M’
The Issue: House of M #1-8 (2005) by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel
In this issue, Pietro Wanda’s twin brother convinces her to create an alternate reality as to her liking, during which Wolverine gets all his memories back and ‘reawakens’ everyone else stuck in the Witch’s reality which causes another breakdown in Wanda and her anger saying the words ‘No more mutants’ and successfully eradicates 98% of the mutant population from the face of the earth.
- Young Avengers Presents #3 (2008) by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Alina Urusov
- Vision #1-12 (2016) by Tom King and Gabiel Hernandez Walta
- Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1, Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1, Captain America: Sam Wilson #7-8, Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1 (2016) by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz