Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Scarlet Witch's Hair Color Part 4

Last time we established that Wanda's hair color reverted to brown way back in 1970's Avengers #75 (click here for details). For the most part her hair's remained rich brown aka red aka auburn aka chestnut aka marsala ever since....though there've been a few variations along the way. 
Black or brown? Scarlet Witch by John Buscema (l)...and by Bob Hall channeling his teacher Buscema (r)
1990s: Yeah I know Wanda's hair color is the kind of brown that can be called "red"; but it's criminal to depict Wanda with bright tomato-red hair--you know, the shade that's normally associated with Medusa or Matt Murdock or Jean Grey. Wanda should never be depicted as a Jean-clone as she was back in the late '90s (leave that sort of stuff for Madelyne Pryor). That's Jean in the first panel and Wanda in the third--I think
Uncanny XMen 335-Avengers
X-Men #335 (1996)

2000s: Ultimate Wanda had black patent leather tresses.   
Ultimate XMen


2005: Basic brown at the conclusion of House of M.
House of M Wanda Maximoff


2007: The lighter, gingery red-brown hair she sported as Wandjelina  was wrong. Just. Wrong.    
New Avengers #26
     
There you have it, a look at Wanda the Scarlet Witch's hair hues. If you want a refresher you can check here and here and here. So, which do you prefer, the brown or black? I must confess that while I find Wanda's deep brown hair lovely, I've always preferred the black as it's a great counterpoint to Pietro's white hair. Plus I feel Wanda's black hair is a better complement to her usual red attire, it's got that le rouge et le noir thing going on. Ah well, c'est la vie...  ;)
      
Scarlet Witch Olsen
2015 Vintage

2 comments:

Yo said...

Black was amazing on her. I always asumed she diyed it to brunette or even Red...or was Brown and she changed it to Black...

Shar said...

Hi Yo,
Yes, I agree with you--I prefer Wanda with black hair. Thanks for stopping by!

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