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Resurrection Of Magneto #1 (of 4)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

LIFEDEATH! On Krakoa, resurrection from the dead was as easy as completing a circuit – but Krakoa fell. The time of easy miracles is over, and only the hard roads are left. Now it falls to Storm – as the epic conclusion to the Krakoan age looms – to bring their oldest enemy home to fight against the FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X…but after all he did, and all that was done to him, can Magneto bear to return?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
31 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    Resurrection of Magneto blends sci-fi and the spiritual in a work like a 21st-century version of Siddhartha. Storm is on a spiritual journey to save Magneto’s soul in a story that elevates the superhero narrative.

  • 93

    Major Spoilers

    I really enjoyed Resurrection of Magneto #1. I love these characters, and I like Magneto’s character progression before his death. Part of me hopes that he will reject resurrection and decide for a peaceful transition to the afterlife. But I am excited to see whatever the Marvel creative teams plan for him.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    The Resurrection of Magneto starts and ends on a visual of Magneto, a man struggling, a man on the edge. But the story is just as much about him as it is about Storm, and the incredible connection and camaraderie between these two powerful mutants. It is a comic you do not want to miss if youve been on the Krakoa and Arakko train since day one.

  • 88

    Multiversity Comics

    Amid the chaos and terror of the mutants dying off and the Biblical level of power on display here, this is a surprisingly personal and private tale of a mutant trying to save her friend.

  • 82

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ewing is creating a dynamic and entertaining story for Storm in this series. It shows a different and interesting side to Ororo by making her more emotional and impetuous. I like that the story is taking chances with the character and giving her some interesting and dark stakes to overcome.

    The Art: Vecchio taps into the thrilling action and otherworldly tone of the story with amazing art that is visually compelling.

  • 80

    Nerd Initiative

    The impossible is challenged with the future of Mutant-kind waiting in the wings in an ambitious first chapter. Ewing doesn’t delay in keeping a rapid pace to move Storm’s mission forward. Vecchio and Curiel providing lasting impressions with the images to give readers quite the tale to follow in the Krakoan Era’s downfall.

  • 75

    Caped Joel

  • 70

    It remains too early to judge the ambitions and merit of Resurrection of Magneto as a whole. Although the first issue does nothing to dissuade readers from reading this as a well-crafted character study under the auspices of an upcoming reboot, Ewing has built a career upon surprising readers and defying expectations. Resurrection of Magneto #1 promises to provide a well-crafted if perfunctory saga starring two of Marvel’s most beloved characters, and that’s enough to maintain interest.

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    This week’s main component, however, is the long-awaited Resurrection of Magneto #1, although readers may be surprised to learn it’s actually a Storm story. This could change in later issues, but it seems the main thrust of the plot involves Storm bringing Magneto back to the land of the living just in time for the war on Orchis. (See: the previous note on putting toys back in the box.) Because it’s Al Ewing, it’s full of callbacks to his earlier works, namely his various Avengers/Defenders runs, and lots of dense comic book-y weirdness. I’m always in the tank for that from him, but some people who prefer a more straightforward narrative might be a little confused with this issue. But in any event, it’s setting up another banger from Ewing in a X-Era full of Ewing bangers/

  • 70

    Graphic Policy

    Focusing on Storm attempting to bring Magneto back from the dead, unless you’re really into that aspect, this one’s a pass. But, if you’re deep into the story, it feels like a must. I’m not too into it, so it was rather blah for me.

  • 70


    We get a few cameos here including both the Living Tribunal and Death in the Waiting Room set up for mutants who have fallen. Storm also has an altercation with Tarn and runs into a familiar face in her ancestor Ashake. From what we’ve seen so far, Storm’s path may not be a linear one. And even if she finds Magneto (c’mon, we know she’s going to find him), what has his time in these dimensions done to him? Does the Magneto she remembers even still exist?

  • 65

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Some may find the Resurrection of Magneto #1 intriguing, however, I dont think it will be people who simply want a fun, action-packed, exciting, escape from reality for 30 minutes. I know this is hard to say after one issue, but Im out. It was too hard to understand, too hard to follow, and way over the top in order to bring Magneto back. And for what purpose? We dont know. Hopefully, Ewing can bring this ship back down to earth as the series continues.

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