Magneto: Not a Hero #1

Magneto: Not a Hero #1

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 9, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The X-Men are shaken when Magneto finally goes villain again. The Master of Magnetism is caught on video murdering
members of an anti-mutant group. Why did he throw away everything he’s earned with the X-Men? Or is this just the only time he’s gotten caught? This new series by SKOTTIE YOUNG (WIZARD OF OZ) and CLAY MANN (X-MEN LEGACY) will change the way you look at the best X-Villain of all time!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 9, 2011

    If you've missed Magneto in the spotlight, you'll be really happy to pick up this four issue miniseries. Not only is it a story entirely revolving around the character and his personal demons and the repercussions of his past transgressions, but it also serves to tell a great story that highlights the character who continues to maintain his personal convictions, even if he's changed a lot. Clay Mann's pencils are gorgeous, and Seth Mann and Norman Lee's colors are vibrant and breathtaking. This one is a definite winner. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 1, 2012

    Get your hands on this issue and read it. :) It is only a fours issue limited series, so it is not a big monetary investment for such a great story line. There are some great characters and likely a big fight coming in the upcoming issues - part one lays a great foundation for the story and provides a nice preview for the upcoming issues. I am sure there will be a trade, but I wouldn't want to wait any longer than I had to to read this! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Nov 8, 2011

    Though it's not another origin story, it seems that this book has the same potential for insightful character study as DC's Penguin: Pain & Prejudice. We love great and monstrous villains like The Joker and Thanos, but some of Marvel's most compelling baddies of late are the newly reformed like Magneto and young Loki. In the wake of Schism, the X-Men world isn't quite gray"Jason Aaron's Wolverine and the X-Men proves that, tonally"but let's call it morally complicated. Just look at these rosters. Emma Frost and Magneto are role models and a Brood is comic relief! That makes the conceit of this limited series a very welcome examination of one of Marvel's most tantalizing course changes. And the execution is, oh what the hell, magnetic. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 8, 2011

    There's definitely potential to be found in this new series, but the conflict and plotting don't live up to the quality of the characterization. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 11, 2011

    Magneto: Not A Hero #1 surprised me in its simplicity. It's a surprisingly well-written, well-drawn Magneto comic that in the midst of the greater “Regenesis Saga,” actually does what it needs to do… it entertains. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 15, 2011

    The writing hits it's stride when Erik has a condescending attitude while being questioned about the massacre by Captain America and Iron Man. The Avengers believe he must cooperate because it's up to them if he leaves while Magneto believes the opposite. The ending of this issue essentially reveals the obvious plot going forward. It's nothing creative or original, but nothing bad either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 10, 2011

    "Magneto: Not a Hero" #1 is an okay first issue. The plot is obvious and facilitates the necessary conflict to showcase Magneto as both an X-Man and as someone with his own agenda. Scottie Young has Magneto's voice down and Clay Mann draws him well. The reveal at the end of the issue is a logical one and provides for an interesting antagonist going forward. Read Full Review

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