Why Magneto was fired from his street cleaning job.

Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man V2 #21

Marvel Comics (February, 2012)

WRITER: Paul Tobin
COLORIST: Chris Sotomayor
LETTERER: Dave Sharpe
EDITOR: Tom Brennan
SENIOR EDITOR: Stephen Wacker
INKER: Victor Olazaba
PENCILER: Matteo Lolli
INKER: Terry Pallot

In the main story, Peter & Chat happen to be in Greece when Magneto shows up, trying to prove that the Greek Gods are actually mutants. In the second, Spidey helps a girl get an autograph from a young singer only to get caught up in a theft attempt by the Chameleon.

What they got right: Both stories were fun to read. While I still have a problem with the fact that two short stories have taken over from one long story, I’m not sure they would have worked otherwise.

What they got wrong: Um, I think Magneto knows about the Greek Gods in the Marvel Universe (like Hercules according to Marvel) so claiming he’s descended from them and that they’re mutants seems rather odd. Plus I’m not sure he could be defeated that easily.

Recommendation: One of the better since the switch to short stories. Worth picking up.

That said, nothing really stood out as a Best Scene nomination. I blame the format.


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A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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