Friday, April 08, 2011

CBR Review: Uncanny X-Men #534.1

I recently reviewed Uncanny X-Men #534.1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "The problem of Magneto joining the X-Men is an obvious one: he's widely considered the worst mutant terrorist the world has ever seen. Whether it was him or not who brutalized New York in Grant Morrison's run doesn't matter since it was something he could have done. Here, a superhuman public relations specialist consults with Magneto in an effort to best control the story when they release it and to tell him how he can tone down the scarier sides of his personality. Gillen wisely writes a Magneto that doesn't want to be less scary. He relishes the power fear gives him, wanting people to be scared of him, and seems unable to let go of those aspects of his personality even to assuage the public a little."

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