Magneto #8

Magneto #8

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 20, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• MAGNETO was once arguably the most powerful mutant on the planet.
•  But after his latest tenure with the X-Men, his powers have been reduced to a whisper of what they once were.
•  Maddened by the fact that he struggles to safeguard mutantkind in uncertain times yet his own mutant gift wavers, to what lengths will Magneto go to become the Master of Magnetism once more?

  • 10
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Aug 21, 2014

    This issue is a well oiled machine. It gives not one but three separate perspectives on the action, and also continues a clear, even pace throughout. It begins like a CSI episode, then moves into a hero driven act two, then culminates with a big fight, and a cool reveal. The only thing wrong with this issue is that we have to wait until next month for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Aug 20, 2014

    Things move forward here from Magneto simply going out for revenge, and what's coming next looks to be an exciting development in both the book and the character. I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 21, 2014

    My biggest gripe with this issue is the panels that are (presumably) flashbacks. I understand the purpose that they're supposed to play, but as a storytelling mechanism, they do fall flat. They definitely look cool, the combination of Declan Shalvey's art and the red and white color schemes is great. Other than that, however, they simply fail to contribute much to the issue other than detract from page space that could potentially be utilized by Bunn to continue his plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 21, 2014

    This issue commendably moves things forward for Magneto and introduces a number of fascinating concepts. It lacks the immediacy, the punch, of last issue, but I can once again describe this book as the thinking reader's X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Aug 24, 2014

    In this issue, Magneto ends up committing an act that could be seen as stepping over the line in doing exactly what it is that he is fighting against. I am just curious as to if the deal with the devil he makes here will cure him, addict him, be a stopgap measure, or something else entirely. I love the way it played out on page as you could feel the resignation in his actions and can tell how hard the decision he is making is on him. He'd better hope his gambit pays off as the next issue is the ‘March to AXIS' as he will play a key role in the upcoming Avengers and X-Men themed AXIS event that is soon to kick off! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Aug 25, 2014

    With "Magneto" #8, a lot of loose plotlines come together -- and the payoff is incredible. Bunn excels with Magneto's steady characterization and bitter voice. Though Fernandez's art could use a touch more subtly, he hits all the right notes when he's on the same page as Bunn's spectacular narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 27, 2014

    Personally I'm all in favor of Magneto being reinstated back to full strength, but evil Beast storyline already opened the door for that as a possibility (only to be immediately ignored by every X-book afterwards). The choice offered here takes the character down a darker road which may offer some intriguing storylines but probably doesn't serve the character all that well in the long run. If Magneto is restored to full power (whatever costs may be involved) the question then becomes where does he fit in the larger X-Men and Marvel universes? For fans. Read Full Review

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