The Past Was Close Behind: Magneto and Cyclops Have an Intriguing Conversation
This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.
Our latest example is a conversation that Magneto and Cyclops had in the X-Men Origins: Cyclops one-shot by Stuart Moore (art by Jesse Delperdang) from a couple of years ago that takes on a whole new meaning with the state of the two characters today.
Obviously, Professor Xavier did, indeed, die (killed by Cyclops while Cyclops was possessed by the Phoenix) and now Magneto and Cyclops are together on the seemingly “bad guy” Uncanny X-Men.
EDITED TO ADD: I checked with Stuart Moore to make sure that he didn’t actually know what Marvel’s future plans were when he wrote the issue and he confirmed that he did not. He added that he was pretty sure Bendis hadn’t even decided to write Uncanny X-Men by the time Moore wrote the issue.
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