Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments – Magneto Begins His Long Road to Redemption
All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far over the years.
Today we look at Uncanny X-Men #150 and the moment that sent Magneto on the road to redemption…
In Uncanny X-Men #150, Magneto basically declares himself ruler of Earth. And when the Soviet Union begs to differ, he destroys one of their nuclear submarines.
The X-Men manage to sneak on to his island fortress but he has a power-disrupting machine on the island. The X-Men eventually destroy it and then Cyclops sends the youngest member of the X-Men, Kitty Pryde, to use her power (she can turn intangible and when she is intangible she can disrupt machinery) to mess with the machinery Magneto is using to hold the planet hostage…
Such a great moment by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and Joe Rubinstein as Magneto finally realizes the true end result of the road he was on. This shock ultimately leads to him attempting to redeem himself.