Superstar artist Peach Momoko’s bold vision of the Marvel Universe that blends classic Marvel Comics storytelling with traditional Japanese folklore, the Momoko-verse, will be getting a dose of chaos as the final chapter in the acclaimed DEMON WARS saga, SCARLET SIN, wraps up the latest era this May.
The Momoko-verse, introduced in 2021’s DEMON DAYS: X-MEN #1, has presented timeless tales that have transported readers of all ages to a world of magic and adventure and filled with wondrous versions of the Avengers, X-Men, and s unique and spellbinding experience sure to captivate readers for generations to come!
This week’s release, DEMON WARS: DOWN IN FLAMES, saw another familiar Marvel hero enter the Momoko-verse: SCARLET WITCH! Wanda Maximoff is as powerful as her 616 counterpart and is set to have her fascinating origins revealed this May in DEMON WARS: SCARLET SIN!
Leading into the final installment of the current story, the yokai are at war, and Mariko Yashida, descendent of the Oni King, has to choose a side. The fates of the spirit world and the human world hang in the balance. But things just got complicated thanks to the appearance of a mysterious yokai with incredible power.
This yokai has a scheme of her own, and she wants to paint the world…scarlet.
In a press release from Marvel, Momoko said about her version of Scarlet Witch:
“When designing Momiji, Demon Wars’ version of Scarlet Witch, the first thought that came to mind to represent Scarlet Witch was her anger and betrayal. So with this in mind, I was inspired to create her around the Hannya idea. Hannya in Japan is used in Noh theater to represent a woman’s anger and jealousy, and these vengeful spirits turn her into a demon.”
“In Demon Days, most of my characters, even though many were yokai, were all yokai living in the human world, so they had to ‘look human.’ But in Demon Wars, the story takes place in the Ikai, the yokai world, so I had more freedom in designing the characters. They can be human, animal, or an out-of-this-world creature design. So I had lots of fun designing each character. Demon Wars is coming to an end, and I can’t wait to see how readers will react. Thank you!”
Check out the DEMON WARS: SCARLET SIN cover, variant cover as well as Peach Momoko’s character design sheet:
DEMON WARS: SCARLET SIN #1
- Written by PEACH MOMOKO
- Art and Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
- Co-scripted by ZACK DAVISSON
- Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
The Momoko-verse’s Scarlett Witch’s origin will be told in the final chapter of DEMON WARS: SCARLET SIN #1 on sale May 3, 2023, from Marvel Comics.