Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Magneto: Not A Hero #1 from Eisner winner Skottie Young and red-hot artist Clay Mann. Magneto has gone rogue! With all eyes are on the Master of Magnetism, everyone is wondering if Magneto has broken ranks from the X-Men. But what other skeletons is he hiding in his closet? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Regenesis continues in Magneto: Not A Hero #1!
..So Magneto is not a hero again, having “gone rogue”. Anyone surprised? I mean other than, ironically, Rogue herself, as we have to wonder how this will affect her love life. This new X-Men offshoot is structured in a 4-issue mini-series set for release next month. Magneto is notorious for switching back and forth between being one of the greatest mutant terrorists and being one of the greatest mutant heroes of several generations.
Magneto: Not a Hero is written by Skottie Young with artwork by Clay Mann. This will be the first comic book series that Young, typically recognized for his artistry, will be taking on as a writer.
Nick Lowe has really been on my side when it comes to writing. Over the years I’ve written a few short stories for him in the X-Office and the reaction was always great. We’ve been talking about developing a miniseries for a bit and Nick started throwing a few options my way. I passed on a few because I just didn’t think I would be the right fit. Then he hit me the option to write Magneto. This got my attention right away. I’ve always loved Magneto. There’s something about his convictions that intrigues me as an adult, but as a kid it was because I had the Secret Wars Magneto figure. I had Magneto beating up G.I. Joes and He-Mans left and right. I still have this figure so he’s been coming in handy for reference.
Marvel has released a few pages of preview art for us to sample as well as the cover (left) of this new title. Unfortunately, these images give us very little in the way of hints to the upcoming plot, but they do provide a great appetizer for how Clay Mann will be handling the artwork. We also can determine by the last image here, that Magneto’s new/old/new again ideals is a situation not to be exclusively handled by the X-Men.