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Subj: Re: Magneto #3...
Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 at 07:41:32 am EDT (Viewed 105 times)
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Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:57:58 am EDT (Viewed 109 times)

    Me again...

    Magneto 003

    Wow. Magneto's story and 'tude are getting much darker and uglier fast. Nother redeeming or inspiring to look forward to. At least Black Widow, Elektra, and even Punisher give a degree of humanity to their similar attempts to reinvent themselves as title characters. If that's going to be his schtick -to play HBO's Dexter without the charm then- not sure how much longer this'll remain on my pull list.

Only ugly part of this issue, imo, was the that the homeless people from last issue have to move.

So, Our Lord Magneto makes his way to the (a?) Sentinel factory and confronts the chief scientist/engineer responsible and brings the whole place down (without his powers). He learns the plan was for human separatism without the bloodshed, at least according to the naive scientist. Somehow, the Sentinels went beyond their directive. How does she not realize that she and her friends cannot simply hide their heads in the sand when it comes to mutants? Secluding themselves won't avoid mutants. They spontaneously generate just as much as propagate. Their separatism is something that cannot be abided.

Ding dong. The witch is dead. And they lived happier ever after... until next issue. Unfortunately, he still doesn't know who the malefactor of this organization is.

    SHIELD agents Withers and Rodriguez really deserved to be named in story (and not just at http://marvel.wikia.com/Magneto_Vol_3_3) too. Otherwise this was a third solid issue, in a row, of cold and grim - in Mags' rise again to a despicable status of the likes of Dr.Doom and Red Skull. Maybe it's better if no handbook and superhero fave ever guest star to stop him because if the Adept of Magnetism stays true to the NOW then the good guy will be toast. Of course, that may hurt sales 'cuz this book needs somebody in spandex for him to interact with ASAP.

Our Lord Magneto isn't doing anything despicable like Doom or Skull do. His methods are so cold and calculated that only the truly deserving of punishment are getting it. If anything, he's left his despicable days far behind with these acts. What he used to do-- threatening the world-- now that was despicable. While staying true to his convictions, this is Max Eisenhardt at his best, morally, ethically, philosophically.

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