Yesterday, Marvel revealed another teaser, "Infamous," and today we see what that entails: A Magneto solo. Written by Fearless Defenders writer Cullen Bunn, with art by Gabriel Walta, Magneto will followed Erik as he singlehandedly goes out into the world to fight mutant prejudice by himself.
New broke over at USA Today, where Bunn had this to say: "Magneto should be seen as some kind of monster by the world at large. When he cuts loose, cities tremble. He might stand by the heroes from time to time, but he's terrifying for the average person. He's out there -- wandering about, waiting -- but sooner or later he's going to strike and when he does, chaos erupts. Magneto is cloaked in that sense of fear and dread."
Magneto will be launching in March as a part of Marvel's All New NOW! wave of titles and will be $3.99
CBR posted an article on this early today. Here's a link.
I think I'll be giving this one a pass. I really don't like Walta's art style and the $4 price isn't changing my mind. Given that Cullen Bunn's last two ongoings were cancelled recently, Fearless Defenders and Venom, I'm not sure he was the best choice for writing either. It just seems like they're setting this title up for failure, which is a shame because Magneto definitely deserves a solo title.
I think the big question is: Does this mean Magneto is leaving the Uncanny Rebels, or will he be pulling double-duty in both titles. I have to wonder, if Magneto does stay on Uncanny will the actions of his solo effect the team, or will this be like Uncanny Avengers, were it takes place in its own self-contained world and nothing that happens is mentioned anywhere else.