Thursday, July 23, 2015

Magneto #020

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Paul Davidson
Colorist: Paul Mounts

It is no secret that Magneto's days are numbered. At the end of the last issue, he was pushing himself to the limit, trying to fight back the incursion with the help of his daughter, Polaris, who just seemed to show up out of no where. This issue shows why Magneto decided to keep Briar around and why exactly Polaris showed up to the final showdown to help her father that she really did not have a great relationship with in the first place.

There are some great moment in the book that show that even an person that can be perceived as evil such as Magneto, can have a strange following of acolytes that will stand by him till the very end. That when things get so big, people will do whatever they can to save those that they care about, even if it means your own death. The majority of the book is an internal monologue given by the protagonist, explaining his reasoning for sacrificing himself in the end, which is written so well that it makes him feel like a real person and not a fictional character. Bunn has done such an incredible job making Magneto feel relate-able and just pure interesting.

Next issue is the last, the incursion is here and we will see if Magneto goes through with his sacrifice and if it makes any difference. I am sad to see that Bunn's run with this book is coming to a close, but it was a phenomenal ride.

Rating: 8.5/10 

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