X-Lapsed, Episode 078 – Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventy-Eight


Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1 (September, 2020)
Writer – Jonathan Hickman
Art – Ramon Perez
Colors – David Curiel
Letters – VC’s Clayton Cowles
Design – Tom Muller
Edits – Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: July 15, 2020

Today we go shopping for islands with the Master of Magnetism.  We also see him have to escape out the back-end of a Kraken.  It’s yet another installment of Giant-Size, that may as well have been any old issue of X-Men (vol.5)!

Also – A great mailbag segment, that facilitates my sharing some of my more obsessive collecting habits.

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One thought on “X-Lapsed, Episode 078 – Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1 (2020)

  • December 10, 2020 at 1:05 pm
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    I've had a bit of a catch-up day so you're going to be inundated with comments. I'm really mixed on this story. It's a fun little tale but so much of it depends on knowledge of the history of the characters. You need to know that they have a long history together from Supervilllain Team-Up onwards. I know they're marketing Giant-Size as an art led book but I wonder if they therefore think of it as a fan book which will only be bought by people who know their X-history. I think a new reader would be lost. There was no explanation of who Magneto and Namor are and no direct reference to their shared history.

    I liked the way that Magneto reacted to the witches' challenge. It's evocative of the way the X-Men are taking the unexpected route.

    As for the art, I'm actually a bigger fan of Ramon Perez than Ben Oliver so I was glad of the artist change. In particular I was really impressed with David Curiel's colours. I thought he really increased the mood.

    I walk away from this issue wondering what Emma Frost is up to. The sentinel head seems like an ominous element to use in your architecture. Her original Hellions were slaughtered by the sentinels back in the 90s and she ended up in a coma so I can't imagine it as a place for her. Sebastian Shaw was behind the sentinels for quite some time, do you think she is building a prison for him? She definitely wants to take revenge on him but she can't kill him as he'd be resurrected so a prison would fit her plans.

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