Ultimate X-Men #26

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Ben Lai, Ray Lai Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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Travel back to the start of the schism between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, the mutants known as Magneto and Professor X. Also, learn about the incident that crippled Xavier!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 5, 2003

    This issue is an engaging look at how Magneto came to be the ruthless villain who is currently the primary threat in the pages of the "Ultimate War" miniseries, and I have to give Mark Millar full marks for playing up how deeply rooted Magneto's obsession is. What he fails to do however is offer up a convincing reason for why Magneto is so driven in his mission to place the mutant race in a position of dominance, and as such the character comes across as a power mad lunatic, instead of a man who is driven by a tragedy in his past. Now this lack of a motivating scene doesn't makes the character any less dangerous, but it does make the character far less interesting, as he suddenly becomes one of those villains who is simply evil because that's what villains are. I did like the idea that Xavier wasn't cast in an entirely sympathetic light either, as we see the detached, almost ruthless manner in which he handled his separation from his family, and there's a cowardly pall cast over the ch Read Full Review

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