Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, are Marvel's best-known Romani characters. They are from Mount Wundagore in Transia, a fictional Eastern European country in the Marvel Universe between Romania and Serbia. Originating as members of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in X-Men, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch switched sides and joined the Avengers.
It was later revealed that they were twin children of Romany couple, Django and Marya Maximoff, kidnapped by the High Evolutionary, the subject of genetic experiments, before being returned to their family who now believed them to be mutants.
Then, it was revealed that Magneto was their true father and that they were actually mutants.
And then more recently they discovered that they were not Magneto's children, as they believed, and not mutants again, in some attempt to distance the characters from their mutant past and justify their use in the Avengers films — as opposed to their appearance in the X-Men films. It was a whole Disney/Fox issue which has been covered far too many times on Bleeding Cool.
Now their mother is Natalya Maximoff, sister of Django Maximoff. Their father is again unknown. In recent comics, Scarlet Witch has explored her own Romani past and the history and legacy of her real mother. But it hasn't been something that seems to have bothered Quicksilver much.
Until this week's Quicksilver: No Surrender #2, spinning out of the Avengers: No Surrender, with Pietro trapped in a seemingly frozen world, fighting a mysterious version of himself…
He's fighting an evil twin — so it's just like a Marvel movie then.
But he does have a moment to consider his background, attitudes he faced, and how this frames his current situation. Not that he'd ever say such things out loud… he is Quicksilver after all.
Here's a full preview.
QUICKSILVER NO SURRENDER #2
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Eric Nguyen (CA) Martin Simmonds
RACING OUT OF THE PAGES OF "AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER"!
• Even at the best of times, Pietro Maximoff has found a way to become his own worst enemy. And as he fights for survival alone, at the edge of reality, his personal demons loom larger than ever.
• Can Quicksilver overcome his flaws and find his way home? Or is he doomed to be lost forever?
Rated T+In Shops: Jun 13, 2018