One man stands between Wanda Maximoff and the secrets of her origins: The High Evolutionary.

In SCARLET WITCH #11, out October 5, Wanda begins a new journey into her past that may lead her to the High Evolutionary’s doorstep and revelations she might not be prepared for.

Who’s this strange figure? How does he know of the Scarlet Witch’s beginnings? Let’s take a brief trip through his own story and see…

In the Genes

In the Genes

In the Genes

Herbert Wyndham’s obsession with genetics began in college, but after being expelled he struck out on his own to discover the secrets to accelerating evolution. Inventing unique machines and discovering isotopes to this end, Wyndham relocated to Wundagore Mountain, built a suit of armor, and dubbed himself the “High Evolutionary.”

Planetary Laboratory

Planetary Laboratory

Planetary Laboratory

Gaining the evil Man-Beast as an enemy, the High Evolutionary left Earth to construct his own planet, Counter-Earth. The Man-Beast corrupted that specialized laboratory and its experiments, but its creator moved on to bigger things, such as clashes with Galactus and the Beyonders, as well as his growing mental instability.

Death and Rebirth

Death and Rebirth

Death and Rebirth

The High Revolutionary suffered defeat and resurgence time after time. When he schemed to set off an “evolutionary bomb” on Earth, its heroes rallied against him, causing him to evolve out of existence. Later, once restored, the High Evolutionary headed out into the cosmos to create a race of gods and immortals, still suffering from madness and obsession.

Above it All

Above it All

Above it All

After aiding Magneto in a quest for answers to mutant issues, the High Evolutionary temporarily took on the Power Cosmic to divine higher states of being and forge himself into a “world builder,” the opposite of the planet-devouring Galactus.

Terror World

Terror World

Terror World

Recently, the newly formed Avengers Unity Squad discovered a rebuilt Counter-Earth, populated by genetically enhanced beings who lived and died at the whim of the High Evolutionary. After his toying with the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver, the Squad defeated the villain, forcing him to lie low once again.

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In the upcoming UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #13 on October 5, Doreen Green finds herself stuck in Canada, away from all the action going on south of the border. But as it turns out, she comes face to face with plenty of adventure, including an appearance by Ant-Man.

So we thought this would be a good time to highlight some of our favorite Canadian heroes. If you need help, Squirrel Girl, look these guys up!

Alpha Flight by Phil Jimenez

Alpha Flight by Phil Jimenez

Alpha Flight

This super hero team works with Department H, a branch of the Department of National Defence that handles super villains. And the team has some distinctly Canadian members, like Shaman, a First Nations healer, and Snowbird, an Inuit demi-goddess. Other prominent Alphans include Aurora, Guardian, Marrina, Northstar, Puck, Sasquatch, Abigail Brand, and Wendy Kawasaki, among others.

Wolverine

Wolverine

Wolverine

Everyone’s favorite brooding mutant! Born in Alberta, Canada as James Howlett, the future Logan survived some pretty crazy family drama before encountering Team X.  Members of the secret program Weapon X later kidnapped and experimented on him, erasing his memories and binding adamantium to his claws. Logan finally escaped and went on to have all kinds of adventures with the X-Men and others.

Deadpool

Deadpool

Deadpool

We don’t know a lot about Wade Wilson’s early life, but we’re pretty sure he hails from somewhere in Canada. While working as a mercenary, he discovered he had cancer. He became a test subject for Weapon X in hope of a cure. There, scientists give him an accelerated healing factor. From that point, he’s gone on to star in a wide array of fourth-wall-breaking hijinks.

Vindicator by Dale Eaglesham

Vindicator by Dale Eaglesham

Vindicator (Heather Hudson)

Heather hails from Calgary. While working for the Am-Can Petroleum Company, she met James MacDonald Hudson, who later founded Alpha Flight and helped to build Department H. Heather and James got married, and she went on to lead the super hero team. She also helped Wolverine regain his humanity.

Squid Boy

Squid Boy

Squid Boy

How could you not love a character with a name like this? Sammy, a young mutant who experienced bullying, considered shooting his tormentors. But Charles Xavier intervened and Sammy enrolled at the Xavier Institute; en route to the school, he saved Juggernaut during a battle with Black Tom Cassidy. Sadly, he died as a result of mistakenly believing Juggernaut had betrayed the X-Men.

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Currently, Namor lies dead, headless. Blame, or thank, Hyperion for it. Warrior Woman, however, refuses to take “headless” as an un-reversible reality so in SQUADRON SUPREME #12, coming October 5, she sets about resurrecting the half-Atlantean, half-man, all-attitude Sub-Mariner.

Namor has been a hero for years so perhaps you can sympathize with her goals. We, however, like to take a longer view of things. In that spirit, allow us to present a counter argument; allow us to remind you not of Namor the hero, but of Namor the super villain.

He Does Not Respect Monogamy

He Does Not Respect Monogamy

He Does Not Respect Monogamy

This may be a comparatively minor crime compared to the others listed below but it still feels worth of note. Namor cannot stop scamming on Sue Storm. She has been married for years and yet, every now and then, there’s the Sub-Mariner just checking to make sure if she really really really wants to stay married to Mr. Fantastic.

Marrina and Namor

Marrina and Namor

He’s Not Good with Commitment

In time, Namor falls in love with Marrina and the two marry. Things seem blissful but only for a very short time. Then, triggered by her pregnancy, Marrina turned into a beast known as the Leviathan. Namor, in the end, slayed her rather than capture her and seek other options.

He Keeps Trying to Wreck NYC

He Keeps Trying to Wreck NYC

He Keeps Trying to Wreck NYC

Forever a black and white thinker, Namor cannot help but interpret every wrong done by a surface dweller as a wrong done by all the surface dwellers. Unfortunately, his coping skills toolbox remains remarkably small and boasts really only one move that he consistently tries. Be it by Giganto the monstrous whale or tremendous tidal wave, Namor always goes immediately to decimate the Big Apple.

He Hosted the Phoenix Poorly

He Hosted the Phoenix Poorly

He Hosted the Phoenix Poorly

After bonding with a fifth of the Phoenix Force, the Submariner becomes warped by it immediately and ends up back at his favorite activity: destroying real estate. This time, however, he goes for a whole country, flooding Wakanda. The results: thousands dead and the typically isolationist country devastated by attack in a way it had never before experienced.

He Associates with Bad Influences

He Associates with Bad Influences

He Associates with Bad Influences

For years Namor reliably hung out with one guy: Latverian dictator and all-around unsavory type Doctor Doom. You might be tempted off to write that off as the actions of a younger more reckless Sub-Mariner, but you would be ignoring Namor’s recent alliance with the Cabal, a group that proudly destroyed other Earths with relatively little moral hesitation.

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Writer Chelsea Cain launches Bobbi Morse into a mystery out on the open sea!

The smell of the salty sea air. The sound of gentle lapping water on the boat’s hull. The sight of blood everywhere.

So it goes for Bobbi Morse as she continues her “nerd cruise” through the pages of MOCKINGBIRD #7 on September 14. We tracked down writer Chelsea Cain on the shuffleboard courts to find out how she put her hero in danger without a moment’s seasickness.

Marvel.com: As these issues make clear, when Mockingbird goes for a cruise, she still does not take it easy. There’s a lot of complications going on here! To start with the most visually obvious one, where did the idea of this story taking place amongst cosplayers come from? From a creative standpoint, as a writer, what about that appealed and/or inspired you?

Chelsea Cain: The entire arc takes place on the “nerd cruise.”  Nerds rejoice: This is a real thing.

I’ve known a lot of people who’ve gone on the nerd cruise. Musicians.  Gamers.  Nerd enthusiasts. Or people who just really, really enjoy eating from buffets while wearing swimsuits. And it has always struck me as a completely insane-fantastic-totally-ridiculous-and-genius idea. So this was my way of going on the nerd cruise, and dragging all of you, and Bobbi, along with me. 

Also, considering recent events involving her ex-husband and pending murder charges, it seemed like a good time for Bobbi to get out of town. The cosplay component was secondary. The nerd cruise definitely has comic book fan element, but to my knowledge they are not walking around dressed in Alpha Flight costumes. 

I think fezzes are more their speed. 

But once I imagined Bobbi trapped on this cruise ship, trying to get away from this mess with Hawkeye’s murder trial, the idea of her running into Hawkeye and Hulk cosplayers was too good to pass-up.

Marvel.com: How specific was the script when it came to guiding Kate Niemczyk’s artwork on the cosplayers—what characters, the quality of their costumes, their overall appearance and so on? How much room did she have as an artist to play with those elements?

Chelsea Cain: I gave Kate guidance and suggestions. Sometimes I was really specific—for story reasons—and other times I’d just say “it’s a roomful of cosplayers.” Kate had a lot of freedom with the extras, as long as there were a certain number of Hawkeye fans and a certain number of Hulk fans.

When Dale-the-Hawkeye-cosplayer shows up, I wanted him in a very 80’s Hawkeye costume, because that’s from the era that he and Bobbi were married.

Marvel.com: Overall, how was the collaboration between you and Kate for this issue? How do you two work together and drive one another forward?

Chelsea Cain: We are so solid. I cannot tell you how much easier it is than those first few issues. Because we have a shorthand now. And Kate so completely gets my sense of humor, and I think feels more confident about contributing to the visual story, rather than just drawing what’s in the script. Her work on this arc is her best yet.

Marvel.com: The next element is the murder. Again, as a writer, what appeals to you about telling a murder mystery, especially one in a relatively isolated area like a cruise ship?

Chelsea Cain: Well I’ve been killing people for about a decade; I write thrillers. So it comes naturally, I guess? I think Agatha Christie would approve.

Marvel.com: The solicit text also seems to imply the murder might be more complex than a crime of passion. Obviously without giving up the story, how much can you say about the agenda of the possible puppet master?

Chelsea Cain: Well, let’s just say that I was not asked to write a Civil War II tie-in; I more or less elbowed my way in. When I heard that Hawkeye was going to kill Banner and why, I felt like Bobbi had to have a response. She used to be married to the guy, and they have a history. And to write an arc where she is just blithely going about her business seemed really daft. 

So I more or less raised my hand was like, “Um, excuse me!  Can I address the whole ex-husband-on-trial-for-murder thing?”

Mockingbird (2016) #7

Mockingbird (2016) #7

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Hawkeye divorced Bobbi back in the day because she supposedly let her ghost cowboy rapist fall off a cliff instead of saving him. And now he kills Banner and calls it justifiable? Maybe. But you don’t get to pull that crap without being called to task, arrow guy.

Marvel.com: Finally, there’s the Bermuda Triangle? How much of a role, how much of a character if you will does the Triangle play in this story? Should Bobbi be prepared for more than just the human danger?

Chelsea Cain: Bobbi is always prepared for anything, even mythical, non-science-based, media-hyped geographical anomalies. But if you’re asking if there will be ghost pirates, yes, eventually there will be ghost pirates.

Marvel.com: To move away from plot into character, with the book just passing the half-year mark, how is Mockingbird evolving in this comic? Has she progressed as you’ve expected or has the character surprised you at times?

Chelsea Cain: The first five issues were a puzzle box—sphere?—so [they] happened out of order, so this is really the first time I’ve gotten a chance to do more linear character development.  It’s actually been really gratifying.  Bobbi tends to be emotionally withholding—I have no idea where she gets it from—but in issues #6-8, she allows herself to be a bit more vulnerable, while still kicking ass across the Atlantic.

Marvel.com: Widening the lens to the larger cast of characters, which relationships have you enjoyed writing and playing with so far? How has the supporting cast informed your take on the book as a whole?

Chelsea Cain: Honestly, all the supporting cast in this book only exist in relationship to Bobbi. They serve her character, much as she has existed for 40 years to serve other characters. 

I’m not writing HAWKEYE or HOWARD THE DUCK, I’m writing Bobbi’s version of Hawkeye and Howard the Duck. It’s like when you get home from a date and tell your roommate all about the person you went out with—your story is going to say more about you than it does about the date. It’s fun to see Bobbi riffing with other characters because she always gets the conversational upper hand—because she always gives herself the conversational upper hand. It’s one of the things I love about her.

Then there are the corgis. If I have one legacy at Marvel, let it be that I have brought corgis into the [Marvel Universe]. That will be enough.

Marvel.com: Considering where the characters of Bobbi and Hunter are at the start of #7, how does this combination of factors—the cosplayers, the murder, the possibly larger conspiracy, the possible supernatural effects of the Bermuda Triangle—hit them? How do they react?

Chelsea Cain: Bobbi is focused on solving the murder and unraveling the conspiracy that brought her onboard. Hunter is focused on not annoying Bobbi.

Marvel.com: Last but not least, for those considering buying a ticket on this luxury liner and coming aboard with issue #7, what’s one more thing you’d want them to know to persuade them to take the proverbial gangplank on-board?

Chelsea Cain: It’s actually a great entry point to the story. There’s been a murder. On a nerd cruise. Bobbi has to investigate. Things are going to get worse before they get better. And there are some jokes. 

Also, many of the nerd cruise regulars who make cameo appearance in #6 will begin to play more important roles. You can jump right in, and enjoy the ride. The Admiral’s Club will be serving free daiquiris from 5 PM-9 PM.

Board MOCKINGBIRD #7 by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk for high adventure on the high seas, coming September 14!

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Christopher Hastings explains why Gwen and Miles Morales make a great team!

Beginning in GWENPOOL #5 later this week and continuing into issue #6—available September 14—we’ll get to see Gwen team up with none other than Miles Morales.

We look forward to this for a lot of reasons, including the fact that it pays a little bit of homage to the Deadpool/Peter Parker dynamic we all love. We chatted with writer Christopher Hastings about his top five reasons for putting these two very different characters together.

Can Gwen be chill?

“As an avid comics reader in her home universe, Gwen knows Miles’s secret identity. So when she spots Miles in his civvies in public, can she keep her cool? Or will she totally blow his cover? I want to see that scene!”

Miles might have some lessons for Gwen

“Gwen treats the Marvel Universe like a video game populated with extras whose lives don’t matter—though the universe occasionally fights back against her ideas about the ‘rules’ of living in a ‘fictional reality.’ In contrast, power and responsibility very much inform Miles’s character. So let’s have two people on opposite ends of the ‘responsibility spectrum’ team up and see what shakes out.”

Two out-of-towners

“Like Gwen, Miles comes from another universe entirely. I like putting Gwen with other people who find themselves living away from home, like Howard the Duck in her first appearance.”

The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016) #5

The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016) #5

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Good, old fashioned, Fourth-Wall-breaking fun

“I personally really enjoy reading about Miles Morales. As Gwen has an awareness of the machinations of the comic writers and artists who shape her world, she should appreciate that I put her in a team-up largely because I wanted to write a favorite character.”

What will Gwen do with Miles’s secret?

“Ok last one, I’m just going to double up and repeat that Gwen, a seriously irresponsible individual, knows Miles is Spider-Man! What will she do with that?! If they have to team up to face some sort of threat, they’ll probably have very conflicting ideas about how to deal with it. In that case, Miles would have the leg up on Gwen in terms of powers, but Gwen could out him to the whole world.”

Miles Morales drops in on GWENPOOL #5, available this week!

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Desperate times, they have said, call for desperate measures. For Patsy Walker, things have gotten very desperate.

So desperate, in fact, she has to reach out to two people she never wanted to glance at again, never mind ask for help. Her evil exes: Hellstrom and Mad-Dog.

To remind her of the bad old days and protect her from falling into bad habits before she sees them in PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #9 on August 24, we put together a handy guide to the bad old days with special input from writer Kate Leth.

Bad Dog

Bad Dog

Bad Dog

“Mad-Dog used to be Patsy Walker’s beau, Buzz Baxter, but transformed himself into Mad-Dog to get even with his ex and her friends, the Avengers, after she became Hellcat,” Leth reveals. “As you can imagine, that didn’t exactly work out, and he got stuck as a large, angry dog-man. Pros: Can reach high shelves and deter burglars. Cons: A large, angry dog-man.”

First Love

First Love

First Love

The saga of Patsy and Buzz begins pretty typically. Sad, but typically so. Walker and Baxter meet young, fall in love young, and marry far too young. Between his time away at war and a job with Brand, the couple finds their bond no longer strong and they decide to divorce. Sometimes it just can’t work out.

Picking a Fight

Picking a Fight

Picking a Fight

In his job at Brand, Buzz orders the Squadron Supreme after the Avengers. The Squadron proves victorious which pleases Hellcat not a whit. Annoyed, she confronts her ex and forces him to release the team.

Out of Place

Out of Place

Out of Place

Feeling a step behind the super powered people of the world, Baxter agrees to let Roxxon mutate him into something else: Mad-Dog. Now super villain adjacent at the least, Mad-Dog becomes a mercenary and aligns himself with terrorist group Mutant Force despite not being a true mutant.

Wedding Crasher

Wedding Crasher

Wedding Crasher

Directing the Force, Mad-Dog does the logical thing one does when he has control of a powerful group of villains: he leads them into the midst of his ex-wife’s wedding. Unfortunately for Buzz, the Hellstrom-Walker wedding boasts a guest list high in super heroes and he’s easily stopped, although he does escape capture.

Abduction and Obscurity

Abduction and Obscurity

Abduction and Obscurity

Rebuffed at her wedding, Mad-Dog decides to go a quieter route and simply kidnap Walker. Hellcat, however, proves more than a match for her ex and defeats him. Since then, he has operated mostly as a low-level thug for groups like Roxxon and other super villains like Taskmaster.

Devil May Care

Devil May Care

Devil May Care

“You want to talk about boyfriends from Hell?” Kate Leth offers. “Imagine the guy you’re dating is the Son of ‘Satan.’ Not actually Satan himself, mind you—it’s, uh, complicated. Definitely look him up if you’re interested in going insane, dying, or being sent to the underworld. Yipes!”

Promising Start

Promising Start

Promising Start

Patsy and Daimon began their relationship as teammates on the Defenders. They fell in love, got married, helped out the West Coast Avengers, and then decided to leave the hero biz behind. Daimon, wanting to be a better man for her, went off a quest to find himself. Along the way, he encounters Miracle Man who kindly liberates Hellstrom from his darkness.

Meet the Parent

Meet the Parent

Meet the Parent

No darkness means a human Hellstrom. Great! No darkness also means Hellstrom is dying. Fast. No so great! So Patsy does the only thing she can think of to save her man: she calls his dad. It works, but seeing the monster within her husband causes a psychotic break. Feeling he has no choice, Hellstrom hides her away from the world at his estate in her nearly catatonic state.

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Patsy regains herself just long enough to be tempted into ending her own life by Deathurge and her own incredible guilt. In time, Hellstrom would seize control of the underworld and allow Hellcat to be freed, telling her a boatload of lies about his real identity in the hopes that it would drive her away. It worked.

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By Sarah Cooke

If you’ve been keeping up with the adventures of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, you know that the most recent issue ends with Lunella Lafayette meeting—spoiler alert!—Ms. Marvel.

As a young woman and an Inhuman, Kamala Khan can potentially mentor Lunella in important ways. But what other characters might have some wisdom to share with her? We caught up with writers Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder to find out.

Iron Man Master

Iron Man Master

Iron Man

With Riri Williams reverse engineering the Iron Man suit, it looks like Tony Stark will have another young protégé to mentor. But that doesn’t mean he can’t serve as a role model for Lunella, as well. Moon Girl looks up to those with intelligence and scientific acumen. And Tony’s experience in the world of super heroes could come in handy for Lunella as she works to hone her new powers.

Totally Awesome Hulk

Totally Awesome Hulk

Totally Awesome Hulk

Lunella has already met Amadeus, and they didn’t exactly hit it off. She believes Cho values his physical strength at the expense of his intelligence. When they encountered one another, Lunella saw him as a nuisance getting in the way of her plans, but really he’s attempted to help her avert danger. “She resists him, but he tries to be a voice of reason. He looks out for her,” Montclare said.

The Thing

The Thing

The Thing

We may not think of Ben Grimm as brainy, and Lunella values brains above all. But he has, “street smarts, as opposed to book smarts,” Montclare pointed out. And Lunella needs that kind of savvy. To an extent, she has already demonstrated a budding sense of street smarts, and Ben could help her to develop it further.

Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner

Lunella’s powers involve switching brains with Devil Dinosaur. She suddenly finds her mind inside her ally’s body. Becoming stuck in the body of a T-Rex turns her into a bit of a bull in a china shop, and she has trouble controlling her actions. It’s not unlike some of Banner’s experiences as the Hulk. “Banner is in a similar situation, so she would have a lot to learn from him,” Reeder said.

Black Panther

Black Panther

Black Panther

As Lunella often feels her accomplishments get overlooked, getting advice from someone who has had significant recognition for his achievements on a world stage could encourage her to keep going. “Here’s this guy who has real power and leads his own country, it would be nice for Lunella to meet him,” Reeder said. And, as Montclare added, T’Challa has significant talent as a scientist, as well.

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We love Gwenpool because she’s relatable.

She’s from a universe where all other Marvel characters exist as fictional comic book heroes and villains. So when she meets the likes of Thor, Ms. Marvel, Doctor Strange, Howard the Duck or, in the upcoming GWENPOOL #5 on August 17, Miles Morales, she reacts like a complete fangirl—the same way we’d react ourselves.

We caught up with writer Christopher Hastings to find out what other characters he’d like to cross Gwen’s path.

By Sarah Cooke

Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop

Hawkeye (Kate Bishop)

Gwen has a Kate Bishop poster, so we know she respects the archer. And because neither character has superpowers, they’re slightly closer to one another in terms of ability. “It could probably be a more sustained story,” says Hastings. “When you bring in Thor, she just flies in and flies out. There’d be no reason for Thor to need help from Gwen. But there’s more she could do with Kate.”

Punisher

Punisher

The Punisher

“Gwen runs around the Marvel Universe treating it like it’s Grand Theft Auto, and I don’t think that would sit very well with the Punisher,” contends Hastings. “One of the major themes of the book is that Gwen has a lot of fun, but then is faced with the consequences.” A run-in with the Punisher would likely force Gwen to mature fast.

Blade

Blade

Blade

“Sending Gwen on a monster hunt with Blade would be a really fun opportunity to explore her genre savvy outside the world of super heroes,” Hastings says. Does Gwen’s knowledge of the Marvel Universe extend to the supernatural? It would be fun to find out!

Mephisto

Mephisto

Mephisto

If we want to see whether Gwen has the chops to be a real super hero, who better to pit her against? “Now that her buddy Cecil is a ghost, maybe we could see something going on with the two of them,” Hastings suggests. “Maybe Gwen would have to travel to Mephisto’s realm to save Cecil’s soul.”

Deadpool

Deadpool

Deadpool

Would they love each other or drive each other crazy? We like to think they’d be fast friends. As Hastings says, “We’ve been trying to hold off on this to give Gwen time to become her own character first.” Pushing back Gwen’s encounter with Wade also builds anticipation. Gwen has never acknowledged Wade’s existence. Is there a reason for that? We’re eager to see.

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The cover to VISION #10—due out August 10—by Michael Del Mundo beautifully outlines the twisted roots of the title hero’s family tree.

As tragedy strikes the Vision’s new family, we take a look at some of the branches he may find himself confronting in his quest for revenge.

Ultron

Ultron

Big Daddy Ultron

The Vision’s origin and family tree starts with Ultron. The evil robot created the “synthezoid” so he could send Vision after Ultron’s own creator and his wife, Hank Pym and the Wasp. The Vision rebelled against his “dad” and helped the Avengers stop him from carrying out his plans to eliminate the human race time and time again.  So don’t expect a Father’s Day card anytime soon, Ultron.

Hank Pym by Paolo Rivera

Hank Pym by Paolo Rivera

“Grampa” Hank Pym

If you consider Ultron the Vision’s dad, then that would make Hank Pym his grandfather, sort of. The two served as Avengers and, most recently, as a part of Avengers A.I., before Pym merged with Ultron and left for the stars—which makes the whole family tree a little fuzzy in the upper limbs.

Wonder Man by Brandon Peterson

Wonder Man by Brandon Peterson

His “Brother,” Wonder Man

Not his biological brother, of course, but Ultron used Simon Williams’ brain patterns as the basis for the Vision’s, kind of making him the twin brother Wonder Man never had. Simon does have an actual brother, too: Eric Williams, who became the Grim Reaper to avenge his sibling’s “death” at the hands of the Avengers. They don’t invite Eric to family dinner, but sometimes he shows up anyway.

Victor Mancha by Marcos Martin

Victor Mancha by Marcos Martin

His Other “Brother” Victor Mancha

Ultron also created Runaways member Victor Mancha by combining the DNA of the boy’s mother with his own nanotechnology, making Vic a cyborg and, in a sense, Vision’s brother. The two served together in Avengers A.I., and Victor showed up in D.C. with an internship—and a mission to spy on the Vision’s new family, courtesy of the Avengers.

The Scarlet Witch by Scott Kolins

The Scarlet Witch by Scott Kolins

The Ex, Wanda Maximoff

After joining the Avengers, Vision fell for The Scarlet Witch, a mutant with daddy issues of her own. The two had a long and happy marriage, complete with magically created kids, until Vision turned into a soulless robot and Wanda went crazy. Following attempts to reconcile and more insanity, the two remain friends for now.

Wiccan and Speed

Wiccan and Speed

Wiccan and Speed

The Vision and Scarlet Witch’s magically created children came from the soul of Mephisto, and when the demon reabsorbed them, their parents thought they lost the twins for good. But they actually returned to life as Billy Kaplan and Thomas Shepherd, the Young Avengers known as Wiccan and Speed.

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Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch debuted in the pages of UNCANNY X-MEN #4, and ever since then, the twins have endured countless trials and tribulations that tested the limits of their relationship.

As the two prepare for another meeting in SCARLET WITCH #9 on August 3, take a look back at some high and low points in their history together.

The Brotherhood

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch started their careers on the wrong side of the law. Magneto saved them from a mutant-fearing mob, so they joined his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, which of course led to many battles with the X-Men. During that time Quicksilver watched over his sister, serving as an overprotective guardian. When the Stranger abducted Magneto, the pair left the team and reformed.

Avengers Assemble

The siblings then became Avengers, forming one half of Cap’s Kooky Quartet. Vision, the robot that turned on his master Ultron, joined as well, and romance blossomed between him and the Scarlet Witch. Pietro didn’t approve, which led to tension between the twins. At one point Moondragon used her mind powers to convince Quicksilver to accept the marriage—something he eventually did on his own.

Quicksilver Goes Mad

Marrying into the Inhumans brought Pietro into contact with Maximus, his wife Crystal’s evil uncle. The villain used mind control to turn Quicksilver against the Avengers. After the speedster framed them for treason, Vision stopped him with images of his newborn nephews. The Avengers eventually captured their errant member and, with the help of the Inhumans, cure him of his madness.

Wanda’s Breakdown

As a West Coast Avenger, Wanda endures two tragedies: first, Immortus manipulates government agents into dismantling the Vision, leaving him emotionless. Then she finds out their magically created children came from shards of Mephisto’s soul, and they disappear when he reabsorbs them. Using these events as a catalyst, Immortus drives her mad—and bad.

House of M

Following the events of Avengers Disassembled, Magneto took the comatose Wanda away, but the Avengers and X-Men soon followed. Pietro, thinking they planned to kill his sister, convinced her to create the alternate reality known as House of M, where mutants outnumber humans. She later restored the world we know, but at the cost of many mutants’ powers.

Children’s Crusade

After House of M, Wanda disappeared and Quicksilver went a little dark, but eventually got back his powers and desire to serve as a hero. That doesn’t stop him from kidnapping his nephew, Wiccan, as he searches for his missing sister. Stopped by Magneto and Wiccan’s brother Speed, they eventually find the Scarlet Witch and help rescue her from Doctor Doom.

AXIS

A spell gone wrong while fighting the Red Skull turned several heroes and villains into the opposite alignment, including the Scarlet Witch. She battled her presumed father, Magneto, and her brother, and during the course of the fight realized the falsehood of that parentage. She and Pietro later learned they received their powers through an experiment by the High Evolutionary.

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