Rating: 3/5- A villainous fight for mutant rights.
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Gilad Levin.
Magneto is a very hit or miss character. The one thing I liked about the story is that Bunn managed to keep Magneto as an antagonist in this story and wasn’t tempted to make him feel sympathetic at any point; it’s very clear Magneto is a villain. But, that is also what I thought was wrong this book. It made Magneto feel one dimensional, delusional and uninteresting to me and I could not relate to him or support his cause like I usually do.
I did not like how Cullen Bunn handled writing this beloved character. The overall plot was decent, but I felt like every plot point was repeated and over explained which got really annoying after a while.
Magneto #1 isn’t perfect – far from it. It suffers problems in both the character and story department, but they aren’t unbearable and can be fixed. The story showed some real potential for the future and I’ll have to wait for the next issue to determine whether or not I’ll be continuing on with this series, if #2 is like #1 I will not be.
Reviewed by: Bob Bretall
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