X-Men # 11 Reminds us why Magneto is one badass motherf***er
This week’s issue of X-Men, X-Men # 11 reminds us why Magneto is one of the baddest mutants in the block and its a damn impressive tie-in issue to the current “Empyre” storyline from Marvel.
In this issue written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Leinil Francis Yu, we are told a story of the Cotati invasion of Krakoa where the plant-like invaders are beaten back by the mutants living in the island led by the master of magnetism himself, Magneto.
We even see Magneto ditch the white costume we often see him wearing these days (including the cover for X-Men # 11) and wear his traditional red costume.
In the fight he coordinates various strategies as he takes the general’s position in this defense. Cyclops takes the position of captain and is in the frontlines defending key personnel throughout the fight. Linked through the Stepford Cuckoos, Magneto initiates strategies they have formulated through the months since they started living on Krakoa. One of them is using volcanoes to be controlled by Magma, then flash frozen by Iceman and then used as projectiles by Magneto himself.
And when a burly Cotati general waltzes his way to Krakoan territory and later challenges Magneto to a fight, the master of magnetism tells him that the fight is already over; then proceeds to drop multiple satellites on him.
And he nonchalantly tells Sage to pay the governments that owned the hijacked satellites (which they can do now since the mutants are currently one of the richest nations in the world.
And then we cut to Exodus who does this psych ward meeting with kids and reiterates the fact that Magneto is a hero for the mutant race.
And that’s the end of the main X-Men book’s connection with Empyre. There’s still the four issue Empyre: X-Men book set in Genosha which is also a fun read.
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