|Magneto #15 cover|
by Dan Panosian
The suspense and anticipation are key and only heightened by a dramatic buildup over time. When the main event goes off with a bang, it is spectacular to see, only for it to simmer down again afterward as we wait for the next piece of action.
Magneto #15 is a standout issue. For a series that has been extremely focused and more recently has had to pay its dues to the recent AXIS event Marvel pursued, this is a return to the top of its form. We also see Bunn take some time to knockout a few peripheral subplots in this issue that have been intertwined throughout the main series.
In this issue we get to terms, fairly quickly, about the true motive driving Magneto to surrender to the invading S.H.I.E.L.D operatives in the previous issue. As the story unfolds, it is tightly focused on drawing out the last bit of suspense and then sitting back and allowing the action sequences to speak.
There are several notable features from the plot that Bunn seems to be wrapping up in time for the pending Secret Wars–related material for this series. Raleigh Briar's allegiance is tested and comes out on the side we hoped it would, and the unveiling of an informant in S.H.I.E.L.D that has been feeding information to Magneto was a welcome surprise in this issue also. Finally the Marauders, captured so ruthlessly by Magneto in issue #6, are unleashed on the unsuspecting S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier.
|S.H.I.E.L.D take Magneto to captivity|
|Let the mind games begin!|
|Agent Haines lays down |
the situation to Magneto