Magneto #1

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 2, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

MAGNETO WAS RIGHT! MAGNETO burst onto the scene as the most diabolical of "Evil Mutants"! But when PROFESSOR XAVIER must leave the planet for life-saving treatment, Magneto inherits a new title: TEACHER! With the NEW MUTANTS under his tutelage, how will these young and powerful mutants learn to take orders from...a super villain?! And one who tried to KILL them and their predecessors?! There are two sides to every story, and J.M. DeMatteis and Todd Nauck weave a tale that will show how Magneto Was Right...from a certain point of view. In fact, one mutant, known as IRAE, in her FIRST EVER APPEARANCE, has taken Magneto's lessons to heart in a w more

  • 10
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo Aug 2, 2023

    Many flashback issues suffer from a lack of purpose, butMagnetoembraces the opportunity to delve deep into a well-planned premise. It's hard to get Magneto wrong, but jumping back into his Headmaster era was a brilliant decision. Anyone who loves Magneto, the New Mutants, or both will adore this issue. It is absolutely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 2, 2023

    Magneto #1 is a wonderful return to some unexplored moments in Marvel's history. Magneto has been an ally of the X-Men for years now, and it is commonplace for his past activities to be brought up and scrutinized. But what I love about this iteration is that DeMatteis looks at what might be the first instance of when he is having to train and raise heroes whilst facing questions about his old self. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Aug 3, 2023

    While Magneto #1 does reward a pre-established knowledge of mutant lore, intriguing art, and solid narration make this a rewarding first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 6, 2023

    The comic strikes the perfect balance between nostalgia and character study and has some big action scenes to boot like a Danger Room showdown between the New Mutants and Brotherhood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Aug 2, 2023

    All of the mid-80s X-Men references might not click if you weren't reading back then, but this is a must-read for fans of the titular character. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Sasha Kaplan Aug 2, 2023

    A brilliant in-depth and human/mutant look at Magneto, the person behind the helmet and how his views and his past continues to shape the present and the future. An amazing first issue that has us excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 4, 2023

    Nauck's art is perfect for the youthful New Mutants, but not quite as on-model for Magneto, while DeMatteis combines the old and the new for a different perspective on 1985. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Book Spot - Sean MacNeil Aug 6, 2023

    Better than average but these X-Men related series have a tendency to start strong and fall off. As long as they continue to keep the spirit of Magneto like in this issue, they should ok. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 8, 2023

    Despite my love for Magneto, I'm not a big X-Men fan as I find the rabbit hole of its niche subverse of the Marvel Universe an interesting place to visit from time to time but far too cluttered with characters I care nothing about. Speaking of those characters, here are the New Mutants who take up (in my opinion) way too much time for a comic book titled Magneto. I'm also not a fan of attempting to shave down such a rich and complex history of a character for the sole purpose to make him fit better in current continuity. Oh well, Marvel will no doubt give him a brand new title in the next 8-12 months. Read Full Review

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