Cullen Bunn And Gabriel Hernandez Walta To Launch A MAGNETO Ongoing This March

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magnetoMagneto, the on again off again villain, will be getting a new ongoing series this March as part of Marvel NOW! phase 2. The new comic will be written by Cullen Bunn (Deadpool Kills, Fearless Defenders) and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Astonishing X-Men) this March. USA Today had the first preview of the title along with a few words from the writer.

The book, simply titled Magneto, will see the titular character finding the enemies of mutant kind and dealing with them  the only way he knows how. Bunn describes the book as having a lot of crime noir qualities, saying “Magneto in this story is very much a detective, seeking out and investigating threats to mutants before cutting loose with all the fury of a supervillain — or superhero, depending on your point of view.” This Magneto will still be broken and less powerful than he’s used to, as we’ve seen in Bendis’ Uncanny X-Men. He will still be a formidable opponent for anyone that stands in his way though:

Magneto should be seen as some kind of monster by the world at large. When he cuts loose, cities tremble. He might stand by the heroes from time to time, but he’s terrifying for the average person. He’s out there — wandering about, waiting — but sooner or later he’s going to strike and when he does, chaos erupts. Magneto is cloaked in that sense of fear and dread.

The first arc will see Magneto front and center, but there is a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who will be hot on his trail. If that wasn’t enough trouble for the Master of Magnetism, a new incarnation of the Acolytes will form. You can read the full interview with Bunn by clicking the source link and see a preview of Walta’s art below. What do you think of Magneto getting his own series? Will you be checking this one out in March?

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Source : USA Today