Gabriel Hernandez Walta
N. Of Issues
March 5, 2014
Red background, shaved head and a barbwire shaped as one of Marvel’s most iconic helmets. This is the front cover that gives us a warm or rather cold welcome to the next twenty-one issues of Magneto. Once again I have to acknowlege the skills of another great artist; Paolo Rivera. Cheers for the cover fam, this one is definitely worthy of going up on TCN’s office wall.
Erik Lehnsherr is a man who has always walked on a dark path and writer Cullen Bunn has not speared him of his fate. If anything things are far worst for the anti-hero, who is the number one most wanted mutant, a lone ranger burning with revenge on all those involved in the mutant genetic genocide.
This run pretty much took me by surprise as I’m not used to seeing Magneto on the run. This is the mutant who most times is abrupt when it comes to dealing with those who oppose against him and his kind. Instead we have a calculous man with insane and painfull methods to kill, a dark Wizard who casts forbiden spells uppon his enemies.
The story and events are not paticularly new to us X-Men fans, but what facinates me is the level of extremes (shown) that has taken place in the past to get Magneto to this point and the present; where mutants are scarce with a fragile state of mind and the use of civilians to hunt exterminate mutants.
Not a massive fan of the art used but I must admit a lot of times it works, specially on the gritty scenes. It’s like it’s only suitable when it comes to violent a bit, sort of Tarantino style if you must and let me tell you it gets me everytime someone falls victim to Magneto.
Mutants at the back of the bus! I won’t go into much details, but I belive this is perhaps the main reason I love the X-Men. This fictional franchise looks at the deepest ever ongoing real life issues of us human beings. Once again there is more to Comics than just a kiddish hobby.
The cameos, YES! This is one of my favourites highlights, wheather they are with or againts Magneto, live or die, all live to the hype experience added to this run.
At his weakest and most vulnerable point, Erik Lehnsherr turn the Magneto into the most epic punisher Marvel’s X-Men has ever seen. I have a dream that one day I will get to see this on the big screens.
To buy or Not to buy?
Few year from now you’ll say Magneto was right and Professor Xavier was wrong and I you don’t, it’s because you didn’t pick this up and follow up to what makes this mutant who he is. Once you pick this up, i’ll doubt you’ll want to put it down. BUY BUY BUY.
Reviewed by Raven
- Magneto is awesome
- Amazing flashbacks
- Great cameos
- Some issues drag