April172014
We interrupt this complete lack of reviews with:
The most important panel ever. (aka my new phone background) (aka I yelped out loud when I saw it) (aka maybe shed single manly tear) (aka maybe)
—Sorry for the lack of reviews. I don’t know why, but I just haven’t had it in me lately to read even. I am SO backed up on comics. So just give me some time. I’ll be putting out some new reviews SOON. (Agent of Asgard Issue 3 was REALLY GOOD, and I really want to review that) —

We interrupt this complete lack of reviews with:

The most important panel ever. (aka my new phone background) (aka I yelped out loud when I saw it) (aka maybe shed single manly tear) (aka maybe)

—Sorry for the lack of reviews. I don’t know why, but I just haven’t had it in me lately to read even. I am SO backed up on comics. So just give me some time. I’ll be putting out some new reviews SOON. (Agent of Asgard Issue 3 was REALLY GOOD, and I really want to review that) —

March92014
1PM

This whole comic gave me chills.

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March82014
Magneto Issue #1
Man, aside from the fact that this cover is really cool, I’ve been excited to read this for a while.[[MORE]]
I don’t like to throw around the word “Anti-Hero” too often. I feel it sounds a little pretentious. But no other word can be used here. This issue was chilling. I loved it. More than I could have imagined I would.
This story focuses on Magneto, solo. He’s doing what Magneto does best, killing. He’s taking revenge for Mutant-Kind, and killing those who support, or are Anti-Mutant groups.
Specifically we find his first kill of the run, outside a Starbucks. A beneficiary of some Anti-Mutant groups. An employee being interviewed said a man came in, and after some disagreement, threw the man in the street, and killed him, almost as easy as it is for (witness) to make the coffee, almost as if he was on autopilot.
We find Magneto in a Hotel room, Wall to wall maps and pins and connecting strings, searching and tracking Mutant-killers around the world to get revenge. He says he’s saying one step ahead of S.H.I.E.L.D., even as far as knowing which stories he finds are real and which are planted to try to get Magneto to come to them.
The Room service lady stops by, but Magneto ushers her away, tips her anyway, realizes she seems a little suspicious, and decides he might need to stay on the move. 
While I feel like this comic isn’t long, not as many scenes maybe, I really liked it. Focuses a lot on details, and monologue of this (my personal favorite) villain. 
The last scene is a convicted 3-time Mutant murderer, in jail, and Magneto is going to go kill him. He walks in, surveying the place for the metal and the weapons he can use. The place is crawling with cops. In one fell swoop, Magneto takes down all of the guards/cops, and enters the room where the prisoner is being kept. 
The prisoner seems confused when confronted by Magneto. Saying he never meant to kill anyone, before his eyes go black, and He sprouts Robot -killy- parts, and attacks Magneto.
Because robots are metal, Magneto, in no time, takes down the Mutant Killer, commenting they reminded him of the Omega Sentinels. 
Note time: Most of this comic, of course, he’s in hiding, so we don’t see the full-on Magneto costume. Not until the third-to-last page or so does he don the famous helmet, which I feel, makes it that much more impactful.
Where I’m torn is while killing and being bad is a very bad guy thing, he’s doing them for the right reas not terrible reasons. 
Overall Review: 10/10 I thought this comic was fantastic. Seriously, might be my favorite new run of the year. 11/10 on the story. It’s really amazing. I really like this side of Magneto, it’s something the last couple of comics I’ve read him in really didn’t capture.
The art is different.. it’s all names I don’t know, Art, Writing, etc. But I think they are all just.. wow.
So there is that. Magneto Issue #1. I highly recommend you go out and get a copy for yourself. I felt like I was a little lacking in my review, because I really just want you all to go see for yourselves.

Magneto Issue #1

Man, aside from the fact that this cover is really cool, I’ve been excited to read this for a while.

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One of these things is not like the other, One of these things is a Trickster God

One of these things is not like the other, One of these things is a Trickster God

March72014
12PM
Loki: Agent of Asgard Issue #2
Okay, can I first say that you’re lying if you don’t think he has a John Travolta face on that cover.[[MORE]]
Agent of Asgard is great. And this one opens with an interesting thing for some Marvel fans! A Speed dating session! A normal, human, speed dating session. We only see from the woman’s perspective, of different men sitting down across from her, and her shooting down their lies for whatever they weren’t telling the truth on. Name, Job, Money, et cetera. Until Loki sits down, the lady calls him out for cosplaying, and he tells her a story, one she knows is true. He’s here for Lorelei.
Now many of you may not know who Lorelei is, and I didn’t know until yesterday, when I found out she’s going to be a guest character on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. So that’s cool. Fun fact and whatnot (Oh, she’s the sister of Amora the Enchantress!) 
Why he’s taken to this woman, who is the Dakota Skye of the Marvel world (bad reference) (she can’t be lied to), I’m not sure. But we learn of Loki’s most recent Mission. To Capture and return Lorelei to Asgard, to have another of his past crimes erased and trying to become a better Loki
We find Loki in his apartment, getting ready for something. Company? when the All-Mother’s heads appear in a punch bowl, then start levitating around the room telling Loki to find Lorelei. We learn that once a year, Lorelei puts on a big casino heist, and Loki thinks that’s the perfect time to ambush her. 
Using a whole slew of Trickster magic, Shapeshifting, Pickpocketing, switching “Magic” items, Loki ends up almost foiling Lorelei’s heist, Shapeshifting into her partner (“Trixie” “Tri..x..” “Trick..” “Tiricksy.. Ha I get it), unfortunately, Lorelei has a failsafe plan, and manages to Teleport away before Loki can capture her. 
We’re brought back to the Speed Dating, Loki talking to Verity, wondering why she can see him for who he is, not the 40-something man he’s cosplayi shapeshifted into, when we learn about her powers. 
Loki spots Lorelei at the Speed Dating, about to head out, and follows her. Loki follows her outside, and when she asks why he hasn’t taken her in, he says he’s putting together a heist that would make her big casino job look like… well.. a bad speed-date.

Overall - 6/10 Wow, is that the lowest score I’ve given? It might be. While I still look forward to next issue, I’m torn on this one. On one hand, I don’t love Loki, I’m not one of those people would would lick the dirt just because he stood there, but he’s alright. This story is very interesting. A Redemption story, and that’s cool.
On another note there was a big, huge confusing fork in the road last issue, and we still haven’t discussed it, and I would like to. 
Its not a bad issue, it just doesn’t seem to go anywhere and seems to set up more not going anywhere… I guess time will tell, huh?

Loki: Agent of Asgard Issue #2

Okay, can I first say that you’re lying if you don’t think he has a John Travolta face on that cover.

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