Magneto #4

Magneto #4

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  In the most brutal issue yet of this new noir/horror series, Magneto ruthlessly dismantles the latest threat to mutantkind...
•  ...and we gain a greater understanding of why his mission is so important to him.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 21, 2014

    MAGNETO #4 is one fantastic read. It let's readers really get into the head of one of Marvel's most infamous villains and follows him on a journey to avenge his follow people. The book is brutal, sad, and hopeful all at the same time. Bunn, Fernandez, and Bellaire have crafted quite an extremely intriguing book that makes you feel for this character and look at him in a whole new light. Hopefully, this series continues to impress as it has the past four issues. Overall, I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt May 21, 2014

    In Issue #4, we see a good balance of this rage and grief. Magneto continues his journey eliminating targets, but he is also collecting reminders along the way that fuel his purpose, and despite the savagery he often employs in killing his enemies (which whether or not is too extreme for some of these offenders is another argument to be had") we can still root for this antihero to succeed in his mission. Magneto is a dark, mature, and brooding series to be sure, but it's one that explores one of the X-books most interesting characters in ways not yet seen, thanks to Bunn's stellar writing and the amazing art of first Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and now Javier Fernandez, with the always-supreme talents of color artist Jordie Bellaire. Far more than just some comic about killing or getting even, this is a book that demands to be read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer May 28, 2014

    This new take on Magneto as a Punisher-style vigilante has been a refreshingly fun and different sort of comic book, and issue #4 was just as enjoyable as the beginning of this series. While the slow-build is getting a bit old, and things will have to change for ish #5 to not be my last, it takes nothing away from issue #4 of Magneto being a terrific comic book. The pace, the tone, the direction, the art style, and characterizations are all spot-on, and this new and terrifying menace of a Magneto is just really fun to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht May 22, 2014

    Bunn writes some horrific scenes in this issuewhile Fernandez does well to deliver the Magneto youve come to enjoy astogether they giveyou more reason to look forward to the next issue (as if you needed it). Well played, guys well played Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 22, 2014

    One thing Cullen Bunn has done well in this series is to reestablish Magneto as a dangerous and credible threat. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson May 22, 2014

    “Magneto” is taut, violent, unflinching and ultimately a complex look at man haunted by the violence of his past using that to save others from the future he exists in. Cullen Bunn has finally found a book at Marvel that plays to his strengths and he seems to put his all into this book, crafting a direction for Magneto that feels unique but still speaks to the classic origins of the character. The artwork for this makes it all the better as Javier Fernandez infuses each page with an oppressive atmosphere that makes the violence all the more brutal and genuinely surprising for a book not part of Marvel's MAX line. While things could do with picking up, it's still a strong start that keeps climbing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma May 24, 2014

    In short, Magneto #4 is a decent read, overflowing with personality, but it's much weaker than its brethren. Bunn crafts another solid story, but when it comes down to it, it reads like well-written but unessential filler. While I still recommend it for fans of the series, it's not required reading nor is it the best place to jump on. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge May 22, 2014

    Old Mags has done a lot of fighting in his day but his war has never had the potential to cost him more. I really hope this creative team does more to emphasize Magnetos vulnerability here and also bring in a more likable element to the character and/or conflict. If these things dont happen, this book could wear out its welcome quickly. But for now, its still quite enjoyable. Read Full Review

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