Published on August 15th, 2011 | by Nicole Novielli0
Magneto Gets Own Series…Again
In November of this year, Marvel and X-Men fans will be treated to a new four issue series titled Magneto: Not a Hero, featuring everyoneâ€™s favorite floating Master of Magnetism. Magneto has had feature series before, such as his first ever in 2000, called Magneto: Dark Seduction. This time it is an even more special event because it will be written by Scottie Young, who is usually the artist instead of the writer. This will be his first time he will get to write a mini-series for Marvel. Clay Mann, from â€œAge of Xâ€ will be illustrating.
Most fans feel that they really did not expect Magneto to stay apart of the mostly straight laced X-Men team. In fact most people like him better as a villain. IGNâ€™s Top 100 Comic Book Villains lists Magneto as numero uno, a sure sign of his popularity. Considering the recent X-Men: First Class movie that has probably has bolstered interest in Magnetoâ€™s past and personality, this may be a strategic move by Marvel to continue interest in comics. Interest will certainly be caught with this new series, according to Newsarama who interviewed the creative team (including Scottie Young), â€œThe solicitation text says Magneto is caught on-camera killing humans.â€ Oh, my.
Magnetoâ€™s first appearance was in 1963â€™s X-Men #1. His position in relation to the X-Men has always been tumultuous and varied, ranging from villain to comrade. Scottie Young told Newsarama in an interview that â€œI’ve always loved Magneto. There’s something about his convictions that intrigues me as an adult, but as a kid it was because I had the Secret Wars Magneto figure… No matter how trusting the X-men are I think it’s a big mistake to let their guard down completely. This is Magneto. MAG-F’N-NETO. I don’t care if he convinces me he’s selling girl scout cookies, I’m assuming he’s only seconds away from hurting some fools. So yeah, I think that if you look at the history of Magneto, there’s always a version of him that will make you lose a little sleep at night. I’d like to explore that a bit.â€ Clay Mann has also expressed excitement at the prospect of working with another artist.
Considering how much the now writer Scottie Young seems to enjoy this character, I think we can expect a fresh look at the Master of Magnetism. Issue #1 will be released in November.