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When Viccan of the Young Avengers decides to find his mother the Scarlet Witch the entire Marvel Universe takes note. Not only are the Avengers, Magneto, Quicksilver, the X-Men and X-Factor searching for Wanda but they find in her in the most unlikely of places: Latveria! Even more shocking is she is soon to be wife of Victor Von Doom!
Without spoiling the entire series, we get lots of fights, lots of jokes, a bit of ret-conning (Hawkeye did not sleep with Wanda, that was a DoomBot) and even a DEATH! However, the pages are all gorgeous courtesy of Jim Cheung. He is the real reason or purchasing this series/HC.
If I had to rate the story I’d give it a B. A lot happens but nothing really concrete. In fact the final issue is almost a set up for Avengers vs. X-Men. The entire series has Cyclops and the X-Men after Wanda wanting justice for M-Day. When the battle ends Cyclops is basically “You think about what you did, when you mess up again we will find you and finish this” yadda yadda. Again, the story isn’t really bad but it doesn’t really have a definite ending. It’s like they are saying “To be Continued—A v X!”
Rating the hardcover is another matter. You know how when your parents say “I’m not mad, just disappointed” and how bad that hurts. That’s how I feel about the HC. There are NOOOOO extras. No intro, no interviews, no sketches, no plot outline, nothing. In fact the little prelude that was in a back up issue of Uncanny X-Men is placed after the story, despite it being a “issue 0” to set up the miniseries. It was put together extremely poorly. If you are like me and get these Hard Cover collections for extra features you will be sorely disappointed. I love having Jim Cheung art in oversize format, but I’d give the bonus features a F. There literally are none.