Monday, April 7, 2014

Magneto #2

Following the clues left behind from the Omega Prime Sentinel who someone designed and left as a trap for those like him, Magneto travels to a tent city of the disenfranchised living in constant fear of some unknown agency which occasionally will kidnapping members of the group for their experiments.

The fear, hopelessness, and poverty of the tent city brings back memories of Magneto's own childhood and the lessons he learned from the Nazis which the mutant puts to good use to get the answers he needs from the shadowy group that shows up one night seeking new laboratory rats for their anti-mutant experiments.

Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta weave a strong story balancing Magneto's own past with his current circumstances reminding us where Magneto came from while demonstrating that the former super-villain may not have changed as much as Cyclops and the X-Men had hoped. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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