scissors / construction paper / revolution
Erik Lehnsherr, better known to the world at large as Magneto, is going solo.
Announced on USA Today, Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernandez Walta are teaming to tell the story of what happens when Marvel’s mutant master of magnetism breaks ranks from his role as second-in-command of Cyclops’ band of outlaw X-Men to tackle the anti-mutant injustices of the world singlehandedly. According to Bunn, denizens of the Marvel U had better be prepared.
"Magneto should be seen as some kind of monster by the world at large," Bunn told USA Today. "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."
"Magneto" launches in March as the latest ongoing monthly series in the publisher’s All-New Marvel NOW! initiative.
Inhumanity #1 Post Game (No spoilers)A pretty excellent first issue, but one that left me a good deal upset. The art by Olivier Coipel with Dustin Weaver and Leinil Yu, is fantastic… and the writing is pretty great as well (those of you concerned that Matt Fraction only excels at scripting whimsical tales should have your worries well put to rest).The issues is a bit low on action. There is a lot of set up needed and the reader is given a refresher course on the history of the Inhumans as well as much of what has occurred in the Infinity event. Yet the pacing is fast and Fraction does a good job of succinctly destiling the complex and often retconned backstory of the Inhumans’ origins.Of course none of this is what upset me about the issue - and those of you who have read it already likely know exactly what I’m talking about. A certain character much beloved to me is showcased. The characterization starts off wonderfully before devolving into odd histrionics and culminating in a rash, shocking act. And it was this that so caused my stomach to drop.Admittedly I’m biased… The Inhuman Royals are my favorites and naturally I only want good things for them. There can’t be too much adventure and excitement without peril, so I’m just going to have to soldier through seeing my favorites endure such dire and distressing circumstances.While not a ‘fun’ issue, Inhumanity #1 was certainly exciting and interesting and left me wanting more.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire earned approximately $110.1 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday. Something that should be taken into consideration when Disney, Fox, Sony, or Warner Brothers mulls over the prospects of producing female-led superhero movies.
So long to The Fearless Defenders. A terrific series that ended far, far, faaarr too soon.