Magneto #2

Magneto #2

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• Horrors from Magneto's past inform his decisions in the present as he hunts down the source of the newest threat to mutantkind.
•  Meanwhile, S.H.I.E.L.D. catches a glimpse of Magneto's new band of followers...

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 2, 2014

    MAGNETO is a book you don't expect but one that you need. It's so different from the rest of Marvel's books, as it comes off as a street-level, gritty, detective book and not the super-hero/villain book fans would expect this character to star in. Cullen Bunn has crafted something special here that is far more appealing than the solicits make it out to be. Walta and Bellaire do a phenomenal job with the art. This is quickly becoming one of my top reads at Marvel. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 7, 2014

    What I think is most impressive about Magneto is that it's not tied up into any larger narrative, but instead is confident enough to rely on the complexity of the character and the skills of its creative team. It's a quiet read, one that will only thrive based on word of mouth, but it doesn't reinvent the wheel or rely on any bad behavior that the comic book industry has fallen into to goose sales. It's just good storytelling. Even if it stays in the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Apr 7, 2014

    This book is one of my favorite X-Universe titles currently being printed. Bunn, Walta, and Bellaire are doing some of their best work. This character exploration piece is a great compliment to the Uncanny X-Men series, but completely stands on its own as well. You don't need a Ph.D. in X-Men history to enjoy this series, just a willingness to take the plunge and give it a try it. This book is a shining example of what talented, creative individuals can do when left free to tell a story not bogged down in X-Men continuity. It has an exceptional story, beautiful art and colors that provoke emotional responses and really enhance the mood of the book. I can't wait to see the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Apr 2, 2014

    Despite the questionable morals and ideas in this comic, I have to say, I really lost myself in the pages of Magneto #2. It's a very engaging story told expertly, and some of the character's motives at play are very interesting. The art is also thoroughly enjoyable and gets all of the shading exactly right. The Warsaw scenes looked brilliant in the grey tones, just like a silent movie. And the one panel of red at the end of the flashback? That's brilliant yet subtle artistry. Although, I didn't love what's going on conceptually in this book, definitely a recommended read to anyone who's looking for a story that'll really grab you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 2, 2014

    The flashback-oriented approach also plays nicely to Gabriel Hernandez Walta's artistic strengths. Walta isn't really a traditional superhero artist, but nor is this a traditional superhero book. His muted, slightly ethereal art really captures the vibe of Magneto's unhappy mission and especially the terrible tragedy of his childhood. I hope the creators continue to mine that period of Magneto's life for more material. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 3, 2014

    The combination of Bunn, Walta, and Bellaire is frighteningly effective. Together the three of them have crafted a very distinct series. While Bunn's look at the master of magnetism is considered and arresting, Walta and Bellaire stand out even more this month. Decompression is a serious problem, in more ways than one, but this is a comic that you read breathlessly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Apr 6, 2014

    As someone who doesn't dabble in X-Men books very often, I'm definitely into Cullen Bunn's 'Magneto'. I'm looking forward to seeing what else Magneto pulls out of his bag of tricks as he continues to track down the source of the Omega Sentinels. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 7, 2014

    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. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 5, 2014

    Bunn's characterization remains strong. I kind of like the idea of a Magneto brought low by circumstances, but still believes himself to be all-powerful. This is a Magneto who trudges through the mud like a normal person, but who is capable of turning on the brutality at a moment's notice. It's an interesting spin on the character, I just hope Bunn has something bigger in mind for him in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Apr 2, 2014

    While the overall plot isnt particularly new or ground breaking, Magneto is a very enjoyable series featuring a great main character. As already mentioned, this is probably one of the darker books to come from Marvel right now, and the creative team is definitely effective in conveying this tone in every respect. The current mystery of Magneto was really deepened in this latest installment and it will be interesting to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

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