Scarlet Witch is a fictional superhero appearing in Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, first appearing in The X-Men #4 (March 1964) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. She is first portrayed as a supervillain along with her twin brother Quicksilver as a founding member of the Brotherhood of Mutants. In most depictions she is portrayed as a mutant, a member of a fictional subspecies of humans born with superhuman abilities, and, for much of the character's history, was considered the daughter of the mutant Magneto. Scarlet Witch possesses abilities to alter reality in unspecified ways and is a powerful sorceress. Scarlet Witch is later depicted as a regular member of the Avengers superhero team. She also becomes the wife of fellow superhero and teammate Vision. In current timelines in both film and comics she has been a member of the Avengers , The House of M, and others.
I have always been a fan of the Scarlett Witch in comic book terms, primarily during her run in the 80’s. The film version is not appealing to me as although not heavily altered it lacks the classic look which I have stated before in the case of most comic characters I am a fan of. I love the old school Pink and Red Bombshell version of Scarlett Witch and Diamond Select has delivered the good with this limited edition Resin Statue limited to 3000 pieces. I have number 349.
Looking at the head the first thing I noticed was the trademark longer jaw line that all of these characters were drawn with. She has the original mask from the comics that actually sticks out on the top and both sides of her head. The lips are painted bright red as is her helmet to give it that comic accurate look. The hair is sculpted real word to give it all the texture with brown and red highlights and molded to flow and curl over her shoulders, around her ears, and down her back. The one aspect I really like is the placement of her hand She's holding it up as if she's casually waiting to cast a spell. It comes up to her face making it a great accent to this piece as it adds to the depth.
Her body is done just like the comic style as well. Dressed in her red and pink outfit everything is a match. I really like the red gloves and boots over the legs and arms. It gives it a more bold look that really pops out as opposed to a standard one color outfit. The same can be said about the shading and flowing around the bright red cape, which actually gives the statue more depth. The body is anatomically correct but in an animated way. As opposed to seeing all the muscle lines what you have is a sleek statue of a woman. The curves are all there just in that comic book style. You can even see the lines in her corset style outfit The hands look great as each finger is sculpted out showing the movement in the fingers on the right hand and the casual placement of the left hand hanging behind the shoulder on the opposite side. It really is an exact match for the Marvel Comic Book counterpart. The cape looks amazing wrapped around her shoulders and draped down the back onto the base.
This side view gives you a good look at how Scarlett Witches right arm it outstretched with the fingers twirling ready to battle. Notice how each finger is sculpted individually. You also see the extra effort done when presenting her cape I really like how her cape is blowing over to the other side leaving this side open for view. You can notice the shading throughout the costume. The hair even flows straight down but it’s still sculpted to give it a scrunched up look atop the base of the neck. The craftsmanship on this is just fantastic to say the least as you can see how light just shines off the brightly painted colors.
The back is pretty much cape. And that's cool because it's etched to show every line where it would be blowing and moving in the real world. The bright red colors with dark red shaded in really makes the cape come alive as it appears to twist to the right in the wind. The hair as you can see is finely done with the mixture of reds and browns. Nothing overly fancy, but comic accurate to say the least.
The base is pretty simple yet effective. It’s a base of black and grey etched stone surrounded by a light blush, almost faded pink wave of what I believe to be her psychic aura. Its as if its rising from the ground to protect her. As I said its simple, but very effective. The lighter pink looks great with the bright red and it really looks like its flowing in with the rest of the piece.
This is another great comic book piece. The fact it’s a resin statue only adds to the beauty as it makes it just shine. I would recommend any collector pick this one up and fast. As I stated only 3000 were made and the will sell out fast. Grab yours today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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