The Marvel Wiki Says Wanda's Hair Is Auburn. But Black, Auburn or Red Wanda's hair is very well done, IMO.
Maybe it's naturally black and she dyes it. Wiccan has black hair, after all.
I think a lot of heroines were redheads just because it was an easier color to make than brown.
I do want to see a blonde Wanda at some point, just for the hell of it. Maybe a more strawberry blond-ish color, though.
I have #81 in front of me and Marvel wrote this about her return to auburn hair "...he (Tom Palmer) and Rascally Roy discovered that in the early issues of the X-Man, wistful Wanda's hair was indeed auburn--so that color changes since that time must be the result of wigs and/or a touch of Lady Clairol."
I remember there was a similar letter earlier in the Fantastic Four comic, when Alicia all of a sudden appeared with brown hair (FF #79) instead of her usual light orange shade. Alicia's hair would veer between the two colors for years though it seems to have settled down back to the pale orange shade in the last decade or so.
Right. "Black" for Wanda during her first Avengers stint was, as I mentioned, a dark gray base with black shading. Later on, when her hair would occasionally be colored "black", as in Avengers #103-5, the base was now blue with black shading. Doubtless due to advances in coloring, or a different editorial edict, or perhaps just a different colorist!Two months ago I definitely noticed at least one narrative caption which explicitly told us Wanda had black hair Around that time, I also spent several minutes on comics.org, clicking through a gallery of scanned images of Avengers covers from the Silver Age, because I wanted to double-check on just how her hair was actually being presented in the original versions of those stories. And you're quite right -- it was dark, but when I peered at it, it seemed clear the original colorist was using lots of "dark gray alongside black," rather than just "black, black, black, all the way!" They certainly weren't using the coloring approach that was standard for Superman for many years, making his hair so notorious -- tell us it's jet-black, then give it blue highlights!
Anyway, great topic for diehard Wanda fans...thanks for starting this.