X-Men: Black: Magneto #1

Writer: Chris Claremont, Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler Artist: Dalibor Talajic, Geraldo Borges Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
6.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

...and so is Chris Claremont! For years, Magneto has done everything he can to achieve his goals for mutant domination. But now Magneto has declared that enough is enough. So what revolutionary plan does Magneto have that will change the face of mutantkind? And will anyone be able to stop him? Will anyone want to? PLUS: Includes Part 1 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE the back up story by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Geraldo Borge!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Oct 4, 2018

    It's definitely nice to get a Claremont story worthy of his legacy as the most influential X-Men creator of all time. This story was tuned in directly to the veins of X-Men lore and current relevance in society. A favorite theme of Magneto that Claremont addresses is when his hatred for humans runs against homo sapiens who are innocent and even straight-up courageous. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Oct 3, 2018

    No one writes Magneto better than Chris Claremont, but the story is too short and typical. The start to 'Degeneration' is interesting, however. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 3, 2018

    This issue delivers a classic Claremont political statement. It demonstrates again (like there was any doubt!) that the mutant struggle is eternally relevant and applicable to our own world. The B story launches an ongoing Apocalypse tale in a rather dry way. Both strips get solid but unspectacular art. Overall, it's an entertaining book, but it falls well short of must-read territory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Oct 5, 2018

    X-Men: Black-Magneto #1 is a unique specimen of a book. One that makes a lot of bold choices that may not sit well with some fans; from the more subdued storytelling to the choice of art, to even the commentary being approached. Not all those bold choices fully payoff but X-Men fans that have relished the series ability to be a consistent reflection of our ever-changing world will have plenty to dive into. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Oct 5, 2018

    Final Verdict : 7.0 " A treat for older X-Men fans, but also accessible to new ones alike, “X-Men Black: Magneto” focuses on character studies and definitely understands what makes them tick and how influential they can still be. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Oct 10, 2018

    This book is a definite treat for fans of Chris Claremont, and the Apocalypse back-up is a nice bonus which has the promise of going to some interesting places. While not ground-breaking in any way, the lead story is a solid, timely read and well-worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Oct 3, 2018

    Claremont knows the X-Men better than anyone, and this issue shows that. He's really digging into Magneto's character and his ideals, but there just isn't enough time in this issue to explore such huge ideas. The grave tone of the comic fails to be felt thanks to the lighthearted art and the overall product is lackluster. While I enjoyed seeing Claremont play with this character again, the issue failed to be coherent and realistic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 3, 2018

    As the opening chapter in a story that will continue throughout X-Men Black, it's just enough to whet your appetite, but Nadler and Thompson's take on classic archvillain Apocalypse, Geraldo Borges' artwork, and the hook that reveals itself at the twist at the chapter's end will have readers intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Oct 3, 2018

    Overall I'd say this is a decent comic for the casual X-fan, but there's probably nothing new here for longtime readers. I'd give it a BROWSE. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Oct 4, 2018

    X-Men: Black: Magneto #1 is a disappointing Claremont story for fans of the character. It doesn't offer much but is at least politically relevant. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 3, 2018

    Maybe when this is over the need for these comics will be apparent, but as is, it feels like a one-shot that didn't need to happen. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 8, 2018

    X-Men: Black Magneto was exactly what arguably the best villain in the Marvel Universe needed to bring him back to prominence. Using his knowledge and experience with the character Chris Claremont was able to position Magneto as a complex antagonist. That leads to setting the stage for what could be a long-term storyline that could take different intriguing twist along the way to Magneto's endgame. If it wasn't for some bad artwork and a lackluster back-up story X-Men: Black Magneto would've been a home run because of what it sets up. Read Full Review

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