By Julz Hendricks
Mutants, Mayhem and Magneto, Oh my! If it’s one thing I love, it’s anything written by, Cullen Bunn. Magneto is dark but also we see his humanity. That makes him my favorite kind of character. In this issue Magneto furthers his mission to stop the creation of the sentinels that have hunted the mutants for years. Gabriel Hernandez Walta gives us stunning looking flash backs to the time of Genosha, where mutants lived in peace until sixteen million were killed by the sentinels.
I mean, it’s no secret that Magneto has done his share of massacring, but it’s hard to judge him after seeing that, and you definitely feel for him. There is really something quite compelling about Magneto’s story, and Bunn does such a great job giving you a front row seat straight into the action.
Walta’s panels are the perfect shades of color to give the comic a sullen, yet kick butt feel. His faces are very detailed and the flashbacks are done on a colossal scale. The flashbacks are my favorite panels as they offer a curious glimpse into Magneto’s past life. Without those glimpses, I wouldn’t be as quick to understand the grander scheme of his mind. This creative team has done glorious things in only 3 issues, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
I definitely would pick Magneto to be on my side in a mutant war.
Julz Hendricks is a co-host of podcasts Panel 2 Panel, as well as the all female podcast Chickcast. She is a huge advocate of kids’ comics but reads a lot of different titles. You can find her on Twitter as @JulzHendricks.