Scarlet Witch, Jean Grey - Phoenix, Wolverine, and Captain America by Art Thilbert
Captain America ♥ Scarlet Witch
cap + scarlet witch in young avengers #2
TiMERs will tell you the exact moment you meet your one true love, but Wanda doesn’t have one, and whether to get hers is a bigger decision than she thought.
I’ve reposted my TiMER Steve/Wanda au to ao3… go look!
I just can't wrap my mind around the Havok-Wasp ship, I know that it is supposed to represent the message of Unity that Remender is pushing in UAV but it just feels so forced, so contrived. The more organic and believable ship is Steve-Wanda, having these characters represent mutant-human unity makes more sense esp considering their past. Havok-Wasp have ZERO past and even less chemistry.
I completely agree with you. The major problem with Alex/Jan is that all we saw was their original flirting, which looked promising - until, a few issues later, they were married and had a kid. Their entire relationship happened off-panel, which could be fine if they already had a history together, but for characters who had barely ever interacted before Uncanny Avengers? One big nope. Remender had his reasons for making them happen, but he should have developed their story a different way if he wanted anyone to care at all.
Steve/Wanda would make more sense not just because they have a shared past, but because, as a Romani-Jewish woman and a WASP man who wears the American flag on his chest, going down that route would be making a statement both on the fictional human-mutant relations, and on real-world issues. I’ll be completely honest with you here and say that I don’t believe Remender is heading towards making Steve/Wanda canon anymore. I’m convinced that was in his original plans (too many clues in the first five issues, and a few later on, for that not to be the case), but something’s changed. I don’t know if it’s the MCU interests influencing the direction of the comics, if there’s a limit to how bold Marvel is willing to get at one time, if a more shocking development is on its way for Wanda that wouldn’t work if she was with Steve, or what, but the fact is that Remender brought Sharon back, made her older and Ian’s mother - I think it’s pretty clear what that should mean. I knew she would return because Remender never completely destroys the toys he borrows, but the way things happened in the last issue of Cap felt too neat, too much like an apology to be in his original plans.
So, I suppose we’ll have to learn to enjoy Havok/Wasp, and the best we can hope for Wanda is that they don’t condemn her to a relationship with the toaster again.
Reporter: Some years ago the group went through its first major change, losing all its members but Captain America, who remained to head up what was billed as the new Avengers, consisting of three former supervillains who claimed they had reformed! How could we know if the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Hawkeye meant what they said? The world had never seen anything like it! The stars were out, the crooks were in! No one knew if the Avengers would survive — except Cap!
Avengers Vol. 1 #151 by Gerry Conway, Jim Shooter, Steve Englehart, & George Perez
"The stars were out, the crooks were in" is the best possible explanation of Cap’s Kooky Quartet.
I go along as far as a Cap-Wanda romance is concerned. Don’t make it so that neither one has the guts to tell the other what he or she thinks of him. Keep it out in the open.
Avengers Vol. 1 #27 letter column
"Don’t make it so that neither one has the guts to tell the other what he or she thinks of him."
Again: Nothing has changed since 1966.
Panel from Avengers #188 (1979). Words by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne (pencils), Dan Green and Frank Springer (inks) with colors by Bob Sharen.
Wanda-Steve remind me of PB&J. One can be sickeningly sweet & the other a bit nutty but wrap them them in gluten filled goodness and it's as close to mana from heaven you're ever gonna get. What does Wanda-Steve ship remind you of?
S’mores, because you never have enough of them.