Never mess with Scarlet Witch. If things go bad, and she gets upset enough, she could always, y’know, erase you from reality.
That’s what happened to the entirety of mutantkind in one of Marvel’s biggest, most controversial crossover events, 2005's House of M. And Saturday, 28th September, was the fourteenth anniversary of that pivotal moment, which has since become a notorious moment for fans and detractors, a meme, and a reminder that Scarlet Witch in the comics is way, way more powerful than the one we’ve seen on film. No. More. Mutants.
In a new entry into Marvel’s “Today in Marvel History” series of animated shorts, a narrator runs down the context of the dramatic moment, set to lush and, so far as I can tell, new art depicting the breakdown that led to mutantkind breaking down.
#TodayInMarvelHistory in 2005, Scarlet Witch uttered 3 words that rocked the Marvel Universe:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) September 28, 2019
So on this “No More Mutants” Day, as it shall forever be known, what do you wish you could get rid of in the Marvel Universe? Me, I’d get rid of every Venom that’s not Flash Thompson. Sorry, just... he’s really cool. Remember him? Lord, I miss him.
Featured image: Illustration: Olivier Coipel