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Magneto #1 (Comics) Preview

The master of magnetism gets his own solo-series as he defends mutant-kind by any means necessary.

He was once the deadliest and most feared mutant on the planet…and he will be again! Starting this March, writer Cullen Bunn and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta weave a new noir/horror thriller featuring Erik Lehnsherr – known the world over as MAGNETO!

“I think Magneto is definitely an anti-hero,” says series writer Cullen Bunn in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’s fighting for the right thing, but his methods are far too extreme. He’s not above breaking the law, stretching the limits of what is moral and putting evil to work for good.”

But Magneto is not the man he once was. And the world is a different, more dangerous place for mutants. Once a member of Cyclops’ team of renegade X-Men, it’s time for him to strike out and defend mutantkind on his own terms. It’s time to wage a new kind of war. One that will not only ensure mutant survival, but restore the Master of Magnetism to his former glory! He’s not afraid to get his hands bloody to do it…and he’ll prove once and for all why you should tremble at the sound of his name.

The one-man-war for mutantkind starts this March in MAGNETO #1!

Always one of the biggest fan favorite heroes and villains in the Marvel Mutant Universe, Magneto had been more than a little declawed by his stint as a member of the Extinction Team under the lead of Cyclops. Since the Phoenix Five incident, he’s been something of a non-issue in the X-books too, so it’s particularly good to see this classic X-Men baddie return to prominence.

He does look radically different though, so that might be a little bit of a bone of contention for long-time comic fans. And we’re not just talking his uniform either (though I don’t know if I’m sold on that either), because if you didn’t notice- Mags is bald as Chuck now. That’s definitely a look that he hasn’t sported in the sat and I have to wonder why the particular choice was made. Mainly because it’s just kind of… weird to see Magneto sans his silver locks.

Two things I do like right off the bat though- Cullen Bunn knows how to write a morally ambiguous character and one of the stated themes of the new book is that Magneto is basically looking to get himself back on top of the mutant world. That last part I like very much indeed as a fan of the character from his years and years as the biggest threat the X-Men would face on a regular basis.

Give Magneto a wicked tilt in this new series, and you’ve definitely got a reader right here. Find out just how bad the original mutant heavy will be when Magneto #1 arrives from Marvel and the team of Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernandez Walta on March 5th.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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