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Earth is on a collision course with oblivion, and Magneto has just learned that time is running out. With everything he's fought for being brought to an end, how will the Master of Magnetism spend his last days on Earth? Will he celebrate his legacy? Be tortured by his past? Or take it upon himself to stop the end of all things? Desperate to prevent the mutant race from it Earth is on a collision course with oblivion, and Magneto has just learned that time is running out. With everything he's fought for being brought to an end, how will the Master of Magnetism spend his last days on Earth? Will he celebrate his legacy? Be tortured by his past? Or take it upon himself to stop the end of all things? Desperate to prevent the mutant race from its inevitable extinction, Magneto faces down the gruesome Sugar Man. But has the key to salvation been right in front of him all along — in the form of his daughter, Polaris? With Earth on the verge of destruction, the Master of Magnetism is determined to be mutantkind's savior at long last — but what terrible price is he willing to pay? Collecting: Magneto 18-21, X-Men 50-51


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Earth is on a collision course with oblivion, and Magneto has just learned that time is running out. With everything he's fought for being brought to an end, how will the Master of Magnetism spend his last days on Earth? Will he celebrate his legacy? Be tortured by his past? Or take it upon himself to stop the end of all things? Desperate to prevent the mutant race from it Earth is on a collision course with oblivion, and Magneto has just learned that time is running out. With everything he's fought for being brought to an end, how will the Master of Magnetism spend his last days on Earth? Will he celebrate his legacy? Be tortured by his past? Or take it upon himself to stop the end of all things? Desperate to prevent the mutant race from its inevitable extinction, Magneto faces down the gruesome Sugar Man. But has the key to salvation been right in front of him all along — in the form of his daughter, Polaris? With Earth on the verge of destruction, the Master of Magnetism is determined to be mutantkind's savior at long last — but what terrible price is he willing to pay? Collecting: Magneto 18-21, X-Men 50-51

30 review for Magneto, Volume 4: Last Days

  1. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    Another Incursion is coming - who will step up and try and save the world? How about Magneto! Dipping in and out of his dark past, and also his recent past and the recent past we've just read about in previous volumes, Magneto looks like he is making a final heroic stand! Easily Cullen Bunn's best X-Men work to date, and it came as no surprise seeing him move on to the main title X-Men Gold, Vol. 1: Back to the Basics next. But the real business here was done by the superb artistry of Hernandez Another Incursion is coming - who will step up and try and save the world? How about Magneto! Dipping in and out of his dark past, and also his recent past and the recent past we've just read about in previous volumes, Magneto looks like he is making a final heroic stand! Easily Cullen Bunn's best X-Men work to date, and it came as no surprise seeing him move on to the main title X-Men Gold, Vol. 1: Back to the Basics next. But the real business here was done by the superb artistry of Hernandez Walta!. 8 out of 12.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This run of Magneto has been superb. Cullen Bunn really understands the character and found a way to combine all the seemingly disparate aspects of Magneto's personality into a seamless, believable whole. Bunn understands that, for all his posturing, Magneto is essentially a selfish man, willing to murder thousands to bring about a world that suits him. Bunn highlights this in the finale where he has Magneto attempt to save the entire world from immediate destruction. While he really has no hope This run of Magneto has been superb. Cullen Bunn really understands the character and found a way to combine all the seemingly disparate aspects of Magneto's personality into a seamless, believable whole. Bunn understands that, for all his posturing, Magneto is essentially a selfish man, willing to murder thousands to bring about a world that suits him. Bunn highlights this in the finale where he has Magneto attempt to save the entire world from immediate destruction. While he really has no hope of succeeding, Magneto has an epiphany moments before the death of everything, finally seeing the path he could have taken. The last words he speaks before he is atomised are 'Ah, Charles... why didn't I see?' I have to admit to a small tear in my eye at this point. If we didn't know full well Magneto was going to be resurrected pretty much immediately thanks to the crossover I've come to call 'Secret Fucking Bullshitty Wars', this tale would have made a fitting swan song for the character. As it is, it's still pretty damned good.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    A little long-winded. Bunn's one strength on this book has been his grasp of the character. Really, the whole thing is probably best read as a character piece, because there isn't much action there. Likewise this volume, which is really just one very long scene with a lot of introspection. Yes, it shows how much thought Bunn has given to Magneto as a character, but it isn't terribly interesting to read. A little long-winded. Bunn's one strength on this book has been his grasp of the character. Really, the whole thing is probably best read as a character piece, because there isn't much action there. Likewise this volume, which is really just one very long scene with a lot of introspection. Yes, it shows how much thought Bunn has given to Magneto as a character, but it isn't terribly interesting to read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    The world is ending, and it's up to Magneto to save it - because who else possibly could? But first he'll need a little help from his daughter Polaris, the enigmatic Briar Raleigh, and even the likes of SHIELD and the diabolical Sugar Man. Even with their aid however, will it be enough, or is the world doomed no matter what Magneto tries? This is a Secret Wars tie-in, as the final Incursion comes crashing into the Marvel Universe and Magneto does his best to stop it. The A plot doesn't move very The world is ending, and it's up to Magneto to save it - because who else possibly could? But first he'll need a little help from his daughter Polaris, the enigmatic Briar Raleigh, and even the likes of SHIELD and the diabolical Sugar Man. Even with their aid however, will it be enough, or is the world doomed no matter what Magneto tries? This is a Secret Wars tie-in, as the final Incursion comes crashing into the Marvel Universe and Magneto does his best to stop it. The A plot doesn't move very much between issues because we start right in the action, and we get lots of flashbacks showing how Magneto built up his team for this last push. Among the flashbacks are some answers about Briar at long last, which are a peculiar way of looking at trauma that fits right in with what Magneto the series has been doing, even if not with Magneto the character. Not that he has a lot of time to deal with this in any capacity with another Earth bearing down on him. And it's kind of fitting that Magneto and Polaris' interactions after all this time end in betrayal, because of course they would. Everything comes full circle by the final issue, as we see Magneto rage against the dying of the light. Magneto's inner monologue has always been the strength of this book, and this final issue has it on full display. We all know what the ending will be, given how Secret Wars came about. But it doesn't stop Bunn sparking one little ember of hope that maybe, this story might end differently. The artwork here is predominantly Pete Davidson, who feels a little more superhero than the usual art team, which is oddly appropriate given that this is the closest the book has tied into the main Marvel universe since Axis. Davidson is still a little left of centre, but he's definitely more traditional compared to Javier Fernandez or Gabriel Hernandez Walta who returns for the final issue so that Magneto goes out with a bang. Last Days is a great tie-in for Magneto, as it gives him time to reflect on all he has done, and all he has accomplished with the world falling down around his ears. Whether the overall series has been a good adventure for him, I really can't say. But it has been an intense character study that culminates here in a finale that will make you think twice about the Master Of Magnetism. [Oh, also collected are issues 50-51 of the original X-Men series which I think have something to do with Magneto and Polaris, but they're padding, and classic X-Men is a slog to read so I skipped them. Sue me.]

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    The core Last Days story plays to Bunn's strengths. It's all about Erik's character: who is his, what's he's done, and what's he's become. The actual fight against the incursion is a bit too decompressed, but still it's a great end to Magneto's current story. [7+/10]. I've long complained about Marvel padding out their volumes with semi-relevant historic stories, and this is no exception, with its inclusion of original X-Men #51-52. However, this is one that I actually read, mainly because of its The core Last Days story plays to Bunn's strengths. It's all about Erik's character: who is his, what's he's done, and what's he's become. The actual fight against the incursion is a bit too decompressed, but still it's a great end to Magneto's current story. [7+/10]. I've long complained about Marvel padding out their volumes with semi-relevant historic stories, and this is no exception, with its inclusion of original X-Men #51-52. However, this is one that I actually read, mainly because of its bright 4-color art of the late days of the original X-Men. And it was a disappointment. The story is largely incoherent because it starts on a cliffhanger and ends on a cliffhanger. In other words, it's a fine example of why Marvel should stop this silliness. Ignoring the reprint, this a good volume.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Judah Radd

    Check out my interview with writer Cullen Bunn here: https://youtu.be/7V1aFB6KyMw Fuckin awesome. Great resolution to the series. This feels like a fitting end for Magneto. There are quite a fee callbacks fo earlier Magneto stories, and as a whole, it works really well. I love how Cullen Bunn handles the character, and the art is especially good. Cullen does a good job of making Magneto just shy of a good guy but not fully a badguy. Many characters attempt to walk that line, but usually they aren’t Check out my interview with writer Cullen Bunn here: https://youtu.be/7V1aFB6KyMw Fuckin awesome. Great resolution to the series. This feels like a fitting end for Magneto. There are quite a fee callbacks fo earlier Magneto stories, and as a whole, it works really well. I love how Cullen Bunn handles the character, and the art is especially good. Cullen does a good job of making Magneto just shy of a good guy but not fully a badguy. Many characters attempt to walk that line, but usually they aren’t bad enough. Usually they’re just kinda mean, while still mostly good. Magneto walks the line in deed, and it’s really cool. Anyway, read this series!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Relstuart

    I custom bound Bunn's entire Magneto run and then read it from the beginning to the end (review in full here). This is a modern gritty take on someone that been pretty violent at times in his past already. Here we see a mostly depowered Magneto hunting mutant hating people that have committed violent acts against Mutants down and killing them. S.H.E.I.L.D. is in pursuit trying to track him down and capture him. A mysterious woman shows up with information and connections to help Magneto continue I custom bound Bunn's entire Magneto run and then read it from the beginning to the end (review in full here). This is a modern gritty take on someone that been pretty violent at times in his past already. Here we see a mostly depowered Magneto hunting mutant hating people that have committed violent acts against Mutants down and killing them. S.H.E.I.L.D. is in pursuit trying to track him down and capture him. A mysterious woman shows up with information and connections to help Magneto continue his missions. Magneto doesn't know her background or why she is helping him but warily goes along for the ride. We see Magneto travel to Asia and then to Genosha. Shield catches up with him but for the most part he remains one step ahead. This run ties in with Axis (Issue 25 of Uncanny Avengers included in my bind to tie that story up) and with The Last Days of the Marvel universe as Magneto finds out what is going on with world incursions that threaten our planet and looks for a way to boost his power to the maximum levels to destroy the other world before it can crash into ours. A well executed end to the story. Overall I enjoyed this and can see why this book got the good word-of-mouth praise it did. It's disappointing Marvel has not chosen to collect the run in a nice oversize hardback of some sort.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sonic

    The thrilling excitement of promise, (or promise of excitement) that was found in the first volume of this series was not there in the subsequent books. What felt like either editorial meddling and/or writing losing momentum and focus mixed with varying qualities of artists, left something to be desired. It started out so strong, it held so much promise, ...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michael Church

    This is a mixed bag. Part wrap up of the Magneto solo series, part lead in to Secret Wars, part flashback sequence, part throwback to Polaris’ Silver Age origin. Right off the bat, Paul Davidson’s art is pretty bad. He apparently can’t draw eyes. Or maybe it’s Paul Mounts’ colors. The faces are all disfigured, everything seems XTREME. Seriously, the panels leading into Secret Wars are something like 80% lightning (to represent...magnetism?). Oh, and what’s with all of the ellipses in this volume This is a mixed bag. Part wrap up of the Magneto solo series, part lead in to Secret Wars, part flashback sequence, part throwback to Polaris’ Silver Age origin. Right off the bat, Paul Davidson’s art is pretty bad. He apparently can’t draw eyes. Or maybe it’s Paul Mounts’ colors. The faces are all disfigured, everything seems XTREME. Seriously, the panels leading into Secret Wars are something like 80% lightning (to represent...magnetism?). Oh, and what’s with all of the ellipses in this volume, Cullen Bunn?? It never stood out to me before, but there was hardly a panel that passed without at LEAST two ellipses. It reads as if no one is able to make a complete coherent thought. The writing overall suffers, I think, from the mandated crossover and end of the series. There was a ton of groundwork laid in the last volume only to find out none of it can actually have any sort of payoff because Secret Wars or something. Polaris is suddenly here. Magneto suddenly knows about the Illuminati from New Avengers. An incursion is happening (do you even know what that is if you’ve only been following X-books?). Even the flashback sequences are rough. Some are within the timeline of this series, which is OK. Many are from longer ago to Magneto’s time founding Genosha or joining the X-Men on Utopia. Without context, though, some were deep dives that casual readers (even those just picking up this book) would have a difficult time keeping up with. The bright spot of the book comes in the final issue. Gabriel Hernandez Walta comes back in on art as a breath of fresh air (or, rather, dark and muddy air, but nicely drawn nonetheless). Everything is suddenly sharper and more distinct. There’s a different subtlety to his work. Being the end, it also wraps everything up into a poignant, at least to an extent, message about legacy and identity and goals and who is Magneto without sacrificing the bad character traits for the good. In addition, the editors slipped in two Silver Age comics with the origin of Polaris, Magneto’s daughter. Oh my stars and garters these are a different tone and approach to storytelling. You can just feel the newness of [X-Men] comics as a medium here. Everything is bright and exclamatory and seemingly without consequence. These were not the books picked apart to understand the mechanics of a given mutant’s powers. They didn’t even remember to give the generic “evil mutant henchmen” any powers until they needed another complication for the plot. It was fun to read some of this stuff firsthand. And as bad as it was, it was a fun little romp. Overall, this series is probably totally skippable, but it’s an interesting read, especially if you’re a big Magneto fan.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    Facing the end of the world, Magneto can no longer pick between the mutants he always sought to protect and their oppressors whom he has spent a lifetime terrorising, and must grudgingly, suicidally, attempt to save everyone. I've always felt this was pretty much the only way I'd ever end up playing a conventional superhero role*, so of course I enjoyed it, but it also has a good go at letting Magneto come to terms with his complicated and at times counterproductive past, and his failures as a f Facing the end of the world, Magneto can no longer pick between the mutants he always sought to protect and their oppressors whom he has spent a lifetime terrorising, and must grudgingly, suicidally, attempt to save everyone. I've always felt this was pretty much the only way I'd ever end up playing a conventional superhero role*, so of course I enjoyed it, but it also has a good go at letting Magneto come to terms with his complicated and at times counterproductive past, and his failures as a father - and asks to what extent he's really prepared to drop his old mission of vengeance even now. Finally, with insane amounts of power burning him out as he attempts to keep two worlds apart, it settles into that place a very small number of superhero comics reach and reminds me more than anything of Oedipus at Colonus**. *Yes, I realise the lack of powers might seem the more significant obstacle, but I've always considered that strictly an administrative oversight on the part of this misbegotten parallel. **A foundational text of Western literature with surprisingly few heirs outside the superhero genre, and as such always a good stick with which to beat the trolls and sincere nitwits who churn out 'Ugh, superheroes' pieces to coincide with each fresh blockbuster.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Will Robinson Jr.

    Cullen Bunn has done a pretty good job of defining the character that is Magneto in this series. Magneto will always be a sympathetic villain. Here Cullen Bun is basically closing out his run on this series with a sort of Magneto's last stand story. The greatest weakness to this volume is all the monologues and less focus on the action. But this is after all the end the world so you really can't expect much since this is the lead in to the Secret Wars event. There were some good character moment Cullen Bunn has done a pretty good job of defining the character that is Magneto in this series. Magneto will always be a sympathetic villain. Here Cullen Bun is basically closing out his run on this series with a sort of Magneto's last stand story. The greatest weakness to this volume is all the monologues and less focus on the action. But this is after all the end the world so you really can't expect much since this is the lead in to the Secret Wars event. There were some good character moments in the story though. Hey every thing is not going to be an epic action bonanza. It was jus okay to me and a bit weaker that the first two volumes.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fizzgig76

    Reprints Uncanny X-Men (1) #50-51 and Magneto #18-21 (July 2015- October 2015). The world is dying and the Incursion is occurring as the two Earths from different dimensions threaten to collide. Magneto’s power could be the only source of energy strong enough to prevent the Incursion and save the world. Teaming with his daughter Polaris, Magneto much choose if he will become the hero that some have claimed him to be or maintain the role of villain as the final hour approaches. Written by Cullen B Reprints Uncanny X-Men (1) #50-51 and Magneto #18-21 (July 2015- October 2015). The world is dying and the Incursion is occurring as the two Earths from different dimensions threaten to collide. Magneto’s power could be the only source of energy strong enough to prevent the Incursion and save the world. Teaming with his daughter Polaris, Magneto much choose if he will become the hero that some have claimed him to be or maintain the role of villain as the final hour approaches. Written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Paul Davidson and Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Magneto Volume 4: Last Days is the final volume in the Magneto series which ended with the Secret Wars series. Following Magneto 3: Shadow Games, Magneto 4: Last Days includes a reprint of Polaris’ first appearances in Uncanny X-Men #50-51 (November 1968-December 1968) by Arnold Drake and Jim Steranko. I surprisingly like Magneto. I never was a big fan of the character, but I found the comic to be entertaining and thoroughly different in its exploration of the hero/villain roles which fell more along the lines of the Fassbender’s Magneto from the X-Men: First Class film by painting him as a strong anti-hero. I might not consider Magneto a character with a lot of range in the past, but Magneto proved me wrong in this series. Unfortunately (especially in the days of the competitive comic market), all good things must end. This collection feels like a little coda to a good series and doesn’t feel fully developed. Writers at Marvel seem to be at the mercy of the never-ending “big event” series that constantly destroy and force rewrites of series across the board…Bunn does his best to give it a satisfying ending though it feels a little rushed (and somewhat nonsensical if you did not read Secret Wars). The key of this volume is the relationship between Magneto and Polaris. These two characters have been tied for years, but until recently, she was not Magneto’s daughter (as stated in her first appearance). Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were more closely tied to Magneto for decades, but the exploration of Polaris’ relationship with him provides the meat of this volume. Magneto 4: Last Days might not be all I wanted from a series finale, but it did feel a bit more final than some of the series that get unceremoniously ended. I’m sure that Magneto’s sales weren’t always the best, but the idea behind some of these solo character books are worthy…Magneto was one of the good ones and I’m sad to see it gone.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    Magneto's one of the best characters Marvel's got, so it's a shame this series was derailed twice with nonsensical crossover events. I'm not actually a big fan of Bunn either -- at the sentence level in particular, his writing isn't great. It drifts, it's overly portentous, and it tries for the grand when it ought aim for the personal. But it should have been good! Magneto, his powers decreased, haunted by his past, going ruthlessly and righteously about the business of destroying threats to mut Magneto's one of the best characters Marvel's got, so it's a shame this series was derailed twice with nonsensical crossover events. I'm not actually a big fan of Bunn either -- at the sentence level in particular, his writing isn't great. It drifts, it's overly portentous, and it tries for the grand when it ought aim for the personal. But it should have been good! Magneto, his powers decreased, haunted by his past, going ruthlessly and righteously about the business of destroying threats to mutantkind. But it's mostly not. Mostly it's muddy and meddled with and clumsy, just some crooked shadow of what could have been a great idea.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Russio

    3 stars and just about too, this is an over-long death saga (if only these things ever had the permanence they demand) in which Magneto moodily broods over the ironies of saving mankind, having battled their power for his lifetime. It is appended with two X Men comics from early in his run (original team) and they show us how far the art form has come, even if this is not the best comparison piece with which to prove that assertion. In both, the interesting Polaris stands around and is ignored. P 3 stars and just about too, this is an over-long death saga (if only these things ever had the permanence they demand) in which Magneto moodily broods over the ironies of saving mankind, having battled their power for his lifetime. It is appended with two X Men comics from early in his run (original team) and they show us how far the art form has come, even if this is not the best comparison piece with which to prove that assertion. In both, the interesting Polaris stands around and is ignored. Poor show.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    It fucking sucks that I can never enjoy a Marvel series from beginning to end because of the events. This clearly wasn't how the series was meant to end. So much was dropped in the 3rd volume and this one. It is completely obvious this wasn't the story they set out to tell. It's taken me like 4 years or something to finish the whole series because it bummed me out knowing this was how it was going to end and I didn't feel like finishing it. Whatever. This had so much promise! It fucking sucks that I can never enjoy a Marvel series from beginning to end because of the events. This clearly wasn't how the series was meant to end. So much was dropped in the 3rd volume and this one. It is completely obvious this wasn't the story they set out to tell. It's taken me like 4 years or something to finish the whole series because it bummed me out knowing this was how it was going to end and I didn't feel like finishing it. Whatever. This had so much promise!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mitchell

    Not a bad incursion story. And Magneto made a pretty believable reluctant hero. And the supporting cast was pretty good too. And I had forgotten that Lorna Dane was supposed to be Magneto's daughter. The backup story reprint starring the original X-men could have been a lot worse. It had goofy dialogue and garish art. But pretty good writing otherwise. Not a bad incursion story. And Magneto made a pretty believable reluctant hero. And the supporting cast was pretty good too. And I had forgotten that Lorna Dane was supposed to be Magneto's daughter. The backup story reprint starring the original X-men could have been a lot worse. It had goofy dialogue and garish art. But pretty good writing otherwise.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Villain E

    The final volume of Magneto as Crisis on Infinite Secret Wars ruins everything. Magneto spends four issues trying to stop the incursion with Polaris. Interspersed with flashbacks which fail to tie up loose ends. Then, to pad out the volume, two issues of the original X-Men comic from the 60's where it was revealed that Pllaris was Magneto's daughter. It was a pretty disappointing ending. The final volume of Magneto as Crisis on Infinite Secret Wars ruins everything. Magneto spends four issues trying to stop the incursion with Polaris. Interspersed with flashbacks which fail to tie up loose ends. Then, to pad out the volume, two issues of the original X-Men comic from the 60's where it was revealed that Pllaris was Magneto's daughter. It was a pretty disappointing ending.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jenna

    Knowing nothing about the Incursion made this eyerollingly tedious, especially given most of the introspection from Magneto has happened at other points in the series already. Namor acts rather oddly in this, as well, but maybe that’s how he’s typically portrayed.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Brown

    This is essentially a character piece focused on the complicated character of Magneto as he reflects on his past actions and how posterity will view him.

  20. 5 out of 5

    B

    Weird. This is, like, the Last Days-iest of Last Days books. It's just a lot of groaning against an inevitable apocalypse. Weird. This is, like, the Last Days-iest of Last Days books. It's just a lot of groaning against an inevitable apocalypse.

  21. 4 out of 5

    C

    Continuing the great x-read of 2017/18... Basically, see my review of volume 3.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Steve Long

    I enjoyed this series overall. I did not like the way it ended but it was a good series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Frans Kempe

    Magneto tries to stop the incursions. A good end to the series

  24. 5 out of 5

    Johnathan Morton

    Very disappointing ending to what seemed like an interesting story. It doesn't connect to volume s 1or 2 at all. If you liked them skip this. Very disappointing ending to what seemed like an interesting story. It doesn't connect to volume s 1or 2 at all. If you liked them skip this.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Phillip Goodman

    In so many ways this feels like a series cut short, one character even says they would have liked to see what he was doing in genosha come to fruition, yeah you and me both, but dispite that things don't feel rushed this feels like its been spread pretty thin, milked for all its worth, it could have been gone through in two issues quite easily, or even one, imagine 3 issues being used to wrap everything else up before going on to end, instead of abandoned it for this company wide mandated madnes In so many ways this feels like a series cut short, one character even says they would have liked to see what he was doing in genosha come to fruition, yeah you and me both, but dispite that things don't feel rushed this feels like its been spread pretty thin, milked for all its worth, it could have been gone through in two issues quite easily, or even one, imagine 3 issues being used to wrap everything else up before going on to end, instead of abandoned it for this company wide mandated madness, and that's not to say I don't like the new direction of marvel, it's brave and interesting and I've really warmed to it, but they clearly crafted a corporate behemoth of a schedule that cared little for where individual story lines where and magneto has suffered for it, but then perhaps that's a fitting end for a tragic villain hero.

  26. 4 out of 5

    catechism

    You know, I understand that this isn't the 80s, when stuff actually happened in comic books, but rarely has the current trend for drawing things out irritated me so much. I swear to god this was like 40 pages of him channeling power and indulging in a tediously repetitive inner monologue about how he is guilt-ridden and terrible and he doesn't know if he's a good man or a bad one but he did what he had to do despite the price and he would do it again even if it means he is a bad man except he sa You know, I understand that this isn't the 80s, when stuff actually happened in comic books, but rarely has the current trend for drawing things out irritated me so much. I swear to god this was like 40 pages of him channeling power and indulging in a tediously repetitive inner monologue about how he is guilt-ridden and terrible and he doesn't know if he's a good man or a bad one but he did what he had to do despite the price and he would do it again even if it means he is a bad man except he saved lives so maybe he is a good man except for all the murder, oh shit, maybe I'm bad. Interspersed with this were flashbacks where he more or less did the same thing, only in a different color palette. Yaaaaaaawn.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Viergutz

    I like the way this connected into the larger overarching universe plot. You don't have to know a thing about it, the only thing you need to know is Magneto is going to stop the end of the world himself or die trying! Probably the best ending Magneto could have expected I think. Even he knows how most good revenge thrillers usually end. Briar Raleigh's entire motivation ends up being... about what you'd expect. After seeing her in action for four volumes she's been rather straightforward with her I like the way this connected into the larger overarching universe plot. You don't have to know a thing about it, the only thing you need to know is Magneto is going to stop the end of the world himself or die trying! Probably the best ending Magneto could have expected I think. Even he knows how most good revenge thrillers usually end. Briar Raleigh's entire motivation ends up being... about what you'd expect. After seeing her in action for four volumes she's been rather straightforward with her whole purpose for helping her. I'd love to see more of her in the future, too, though alas she's probably going to vanish into the background.

  28. 5 out of 5

    The Fizza

    A SOLID 3 STARS - Despite the ending (like other parts of this series) having been hijacked by another MARVEL crossover this was a strong ending. It delved into Magneto's motivations, his life and (it seems) his death. Even with the fact that the artist tagged in-and-out I'd recommend this volume for any X-Fan! A SOLID 3 STARS - Despite the ending (like other parts of this series) having been hijacked by another MARVEL crossover this was a strong ending. It delved into Magneto's motivations, his life and (it seems) his death. Even with the fact that the artist tagged in-and-out I'd recommend this volume for any X-Fan!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Really only 4 issues plus 2 filler issues featuring the first appearance of Polaris. The 4 issue story could have fit in probably 2 issues but was stretched to fill in until Secret Wars. Magneto amps up to try and stop the final incursion before the end of the world. It's actually kind of boring. Really only 4 issues plus 2 filler issues featuring the first appearance of Polaris. The 4 issue story could have fit in probably 2 issues but was stretched to fill in until Secret Wars. Magneto amps up to try and stop the final incursion before the end of the world. It's actually kind of boring.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kit

    I have not seen Magneto done this well in years. Just...years. Cullen has figured out the magical balance between honoring a character's legacy and reinventing their experience for a new group of readers. Magneto is more compelling than ever. I have not seen Magneto done this well in years. Just...years. Cullen has figured out the magical balance between honoring a character's legacy and reinventing their experience for a new group of readers. Magneto is more compelling than ever.

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