Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Scarlet Witch ( Sue Stormstutter) is a fictional super-hero character appearing mainly in American comic books released by Marvel Comics. The character was conceived by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby. The comic book series, written by Stan Lee and penciled by Bill Finger, appeared for the first time in issue #1.
The Scarlet Witch's human identity is that of Dr. Jean Grey who had been cured of her cancer by a cosmic being named Kang the Conqueror. At the request of Dr. Doom, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers went to Latentia, the home of the witches whom the villain Doctor Doom visited. While there, the Fantastic Four were tricked into battling the X-Men once again, while the Avengers subsequently went their separate ways. Wolverine, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Vision were assigned to the Avengers, while the Scarlet Witch remained with the X-Men. The Avengers later went on to battle the Hulk in the subsequent World War Hulk storyline.
In the second volume of the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, written by James Ellis and illustrated by Various, the Scarlet Witch makes her comic book debut. She teams up with the Vision, Ant Man, Wasp, Spider-Man, and the Thor of the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The comic book series featured the return of some classic villains, like the cannibalistic Humanoid menace, Madman, and the Skaar who gained increased strength due to a serum created from cloning the original X-Man, irradiated brain tissue of a blond girl named Sue Storm. In addition, characters such as Black Widow and Quicksilver showed up for the first time.
In the second volume of the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, written by James Ellis and illustrated by Various, the X-Men returned to the Marvel Universe, this time going under the banner of the Avengers. The Avengers included the Scarlet Witch, Vision, Ant Man, Wasp, Spider-Man, and the Vision. The Scarlet Witch left the Avengers after a fight with the X-Men in which she was severely injured, and the Vision was presumed dead. In the Secret Invasion storyline, the Skrulls were taken over by the Skrulls, and the Earth was put in danger when the Skrulls attempted to use technology to create a force field to protect the Earth against the X-Men.
Scarlet Witch's comic book career started with her appearance in the Uncanny X-Men Annual 1 and featured some interesting storylines. She teamed up with the X-Men nemesis, Professor X, but he turned out to be a valuable mentor and taught her how to harness her abilities. In the end, the two got into a heated argument about their beliefs, and Scott Summers left the team to live with Jean Grey in New Zealand. During the tenure that Scott Summers was a member of the X-Men, he developed a love interest in Rogue, whom he went on to marry, resulting in the birth of their son, Rogue.
Her first solo outing, "Xavier Vs. X-Men" takes place between issues #123 and #125 of the highly popular X-Men series. The story follows a battle between Xavier and Magneto, who are equally adamant that they are the rightful rulers of the planet. This battle is part of the classic X-Men story, where Xavier is pitted against Magneto. This book contains several X-Men Masterpieces, including the one-on-one battle between Rogue and Magneto, as well as the stunning " Mutant Goliath" scene. These pieces are collected in the various Special Editions of the series, including Volumes One and Two.
Though not a direct sequel to any of the original X-Men stories, the third volume of the critically acclaimed series features an all new story starring Jean Grey. She teams up with Beast, who is presumed dead after falling out of an airplane, with Rogue. Together, they try to rescue Xavier from a group of villainous X-Men. This new series, written by expert X-Men writer Chris Claremont, is the start of a long and illustrious relationship for both characters, featuring Jean Grey in her own solo title.
The fourth and final installment of the critically acclaimed "X-Men" series is entitled "X-Men: Omega". The last of the Omega Project, this volume collects various short stories and one "short arc" which ties in with the main events of the series. The short story involves an attack on the Jean Grey School by an Skrull ship. Aboard the ship, Jean Grey learns that a Skrull was behind the attack and seeks to kill her. The "short arc" involved a battle between Jean Grey and Skrulls, with the X-Men battling Skrulls aboard the Skrull ship.