WandaVision can be weird because Marvel has already won

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WandaVision is the Marvel universe’s most comic book show yet, if not in content at least in concept. It’s a dense-looking storyline that will be released on an episodic basis, with characters and a setting that are virtually impenetrable to new viewers — so much so that Marvel Studios even went so far as to produce a clip show recapping the critical moments of the 23-odd films that precede it.

It may seem like WandaVision would be barreling into the same issue that has hounded traditional comics for years: a high barrier to entry, with complex storylines, character dynamics, and lore that span decades and serve to confuse and drive away new readers. But WandaVision arguably doesn’t have that same problem.

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