It annoys me when Cyclops(From the X-Men) powers are depicted as being able to burn things. His powers are not heat based. Get it right.
I hear you on that. At least when it comes to smoke coming out of his visor, I imagine it is the friction from the concussive force against the metal.
“There he goes.One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
Marvel has an interview with Cullen Bunn, about Magneto. It sounds like Erik is returning to the man I know. To what degree remains to be seen.
Marvel.com: Is Magneto still part of Cyclops’s X-Men team?
Cullen Bunn: Magneto is on his own. As this series begins, he feels as though the people he has allied with previously have failed and betrayed him. This is Magneto in all his narcissistic “if you want something done right, do it yourself” glory. Eventually, though, he’ll come to realize that he can’t face all of these challenges alone. He’ll find some surprising new allies.
Being second fiddle to Cyclops was never going to last forever. It was one thing to do this when he was at the tail end of a dying people, but now Mutants are back. Their numbers are growing. The species is not the only one with a second chance to do it right.
He needs to be the alpha. Since Uncanny started he has been trying to find a way to work within Scott’s framework, and keep his relevancy in this new reality. It is not working out so well for him.
Marvel.com: Magneto has been many things over the years: hero, villain, teacher, revolutionary, scientist, savior. Where do we find him now?
Cullen Bunn: In this story, he’s a detective, judge, jury, and executioner when it comes to threats against mutants. He’s taking a proactive role in finding threats—and potential threats—and putting a decisive end to them. He’s ruthless in his quest, fighting fire with fire, and evil—as he defines it—with evil.
So, if I had to define Magneto’s role succinctly, it might be hunter.
Marvel.com: Anti-heroes seem to be popular in film and television at the moment. Do you think Magneto fits in to that tradition, or do you prefer to see him as a heroic figure?
Cullen Bunn: I think Magneto is definitely an anti-hero. He’s fighting for the right thing, but his methods are far too extreme. He’s not above breaking the law, stretching the limits of what is moral and putting evil to work for good. How readers interpret his actions, whether they see him as a hero, anti-hero, or villain, is one of the things I’m really excited about with this book.
I want to see how he attempts to reassert himself in the mutant mutant political structure. I see this book sharing themes with the upcoming X-Force launch. With mutants back on the rise, I expect to see more factions than ever try to exist as key players.
They are at the ground floor again, but there is already a tremendous infrastructure of resources and knowledge, based on the original mutant genesis. It is brand new, and old, all at the same time.
These are the types of struggles that really interest me.
It didn’t make much sense for Magneto to stay with the X-Men any longer; I wish Emma Frost would make the same choice.
I hope he juggles both. Wolverine can be shoehorned into any mutant book, why can’t Magneto care about the work they’re doing at the New Xavier school and things that impact mutantkind elsewhere? I really would like to see the influence of characters on Cyclops’ side grow more too, though.
Cullen states that he will need allies later. Maybe that will include the X-Men. Maybe it is with people like the new Acolytes. From what I read, it does not seem that Magneto will be able to work as an X-Man. He is returning to his roots in tactics.
Scott has become militaristic. He has not taken to using evil against evil. There is a clear difference in those views. Maybe he can adjust back towards Scott as the series goes along, but it seems at the start he will be on his own track. At the best, I think he will be allied with, or not in opposition of Scott.
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I nearly wept :(
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That is the saddest thing I have ever seen… :( So sorry.
Thanks. I am feeling better now. In the end it is just stuff, you know?
I will say that I probably could have minimized what I lost by half, if most of those had been properly bagged and back boarded. Let my experience be a lesson to anyone who keeps putting it off. If it is important, make sure it stays the way you like it.