Last week Marvel announced my latest project, a four issue mini-series—brought to brilliant visual life by Todd Nauck—called Magneto, taking place during the time Erik Lehnsherr was headmaster of the Xavier Institute. As I said over on Marvel.com:
“Magneto may be the single most complex character in the Marvel Universe: a man of dizzying contradictions who has endured, and caused, extraordinary suffering. Who’s been both villain and hero. Whose long, tangled history invites endless exploration.
“Our new Magneto series allows us to look at all aspects of Erik Lehnsherr’s soul and psyche—at a period when he was trying to put his life as a so-called ‘evil’ mutant behind him and step, somewhat reluctantly, into Charles Xavier’s shoes, attempting to guide a new generation of mutants. We also get to look back at the early days of the X-Men—one of my favorite periods in Marvel history—and introduce a new villain, born in the cauldron of Magneto’s dark past.”Magneto #1 will be out in August!