Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Magneto #21

Magneto is dead. Again. Despite being my favorite villain in the Marvel pantheon I somehow can't get moved by the the X-Men's greatest enemy, and sometimes friend, stepping in to save the world which he's always viewed as lesser than himself and has always viewed him as little more than a monster.

I have spent my time avoiding Marvel's new Secret Wars crossover and its tie-ins so I don't really understand why the world is being destroyed, what exactly is destroying it, where the other heroes seem to be, or what Magneto actually does to save the world in an issue that reads an awful lot like a cheap rip-off of The Final Night. Still, I will admit I enjoyed the flashabacks to the character's more flamboyant past (and his trademark red and blue costume).

Magneto has of course died in in comics only to be brought back. You just can't keep a good villain down. No doubt Magneto will rise again but for now it looks like the character will be put to rest leaving a large hole in the X-Men side of the Marvel Universe I don't see any particular character stepping into. Hit-and-Miss.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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