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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Your Dad’s the Whizzer?

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Your Dad’s the Whizzer?

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked.

In honor of the recent parentage revelation in Axis #7, we look at the brief period where the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver thought that their dad was the Whizzer.


In Giant-Size Avengers #1, the Golden Age hero the Whizzer shows up at the Avengers Mansion. Eventually, he reveals something to the Scarlet Witch (well, she sort of figures it out herself, but you know what I mean)…

This was the status quo for a few years until the notable Avengers #185-187 storyline where meet the new (and for decades the standard) status quo for the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver…

At the same time, over in X-Men #125, we see Magneto looking at Magda…

The idea at the time was that readers could figure out that Magneto was their dad but A. Marvel wouldn’t EXPLICITLY tell you and B. they did not know it themselves, but that was done away with in the early 1980s’ Vision and Scarlet Witch mini-series where Magneto reveals that he is their dad. And that was the status quo for decades, until 2014…

NOTE: I updated this piece on December 11, 2014 due to Axis #7.

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