Published on January 29th, 2024 | by Howard Smith
Resurrection of Magneto #1 Review
Journey Into the Unknown
After the civil war in Arakko with Genesis, Storm created peace for all mutants who resided in the sister colony of Krakoa. Hoping to find solace in her sleep, Ororo is troubled by a nightmare dream that leads her on the path to rescue Magneto. Stricken by duty and possibly the only solution to counter-act against Orchis, she must seek the help of a friend to bring a dead man back to life to turn the tide in the Resurrection of Magneto #1. Mutant resurrection ceremonies no longer exist thanks to Orchis and the disappearance of the Five. The only way Storm can resurrect another mutant is by doing it the old-fashioned way: going to the afterlife to get them herself.
Excellently written, Al Ewing (Contest of Champions, Thor, X-Men: Red) takes readers on a ride with Storm that could be the key to Orchis running for the hillsides. As most readers and longtime fans of Magneto would know, he would demolish the entire organization of Orchis in the most strategic way imaginable. The problem is that Magneto is dead and Orchis isn’t counting on the master of magnesium to randomly appear out of nowhere. The game plan by Ewing to resurrect Magneto into the fold of this entire massively overwhelming era for mutants will be highly beneficial for them to succeed in pushing back their oppressors. Storm and Magneto may not have been able to see eye to eye in the past sometimes, but his dying wish was that of unity. Correspondingly, Resurrection of Magneto #1 adds more depth to Storm’s character within the book itself. Storm is a very powerful omega-level mutant, but that all derives from knowing herself and her path in life. Her display of power is evident in the issue itself against forces that oppose her, but in a place that is immensely hard to control beyond her understanding, she may question her path in the process. In her pursuit, Storm finds that Magneto’s journey is something she truly did not expect to experience. Perhaps now she will begin to understand Magneto’s life of strife.
The Resurrection of Magneto #1 is amazingly illustrated by Luciano Vecchio (The Accords, Fantastic Four, Young Justice). His artwork for the comic book captures the vast level of storytelling Ewing has set out for this part of mutant progression. Vecchio’s linework and execution of specific panels are astoundingly pleasing to observe when reading the comic book a first read through. The sheer attention to detail that Vecchio illustrates works wonders for the flow of the story. Each panel had something interesting to take in. The quiet and battle parts within the issue all had a quality of artistic value that felt epic in its unique way. Not a single page went to waste and thankfully readers will find themselves turning the pages for more.
Comparatively, the coloring work is satisfyingly crazy. David Curiel (Avengers World, Fathom, Green Lantern: Corps) gives Resurrection of Magneto #1 his special attention by making sure this issue is riddled with colors that scream awesomeness. Curiel’s distinct application of colors on the pages and panels alike arranges the comic book to be a riveting experience. Simultaneously, Joe Sabino’s (Bloodline: Daughter of Blade, Carnage, Civil War) lettering compliments the entire team’s effort in the creation of the story. Sabino’s lettering placement alongside great sound effects presents the story with memorable scenes that stick out more than others, which are hard to go unnoticed.
Speaking of the quality of work inside of the comic book, the exterior cover art by Stefano Caselli (Hack / Slash, Inferno, Thunderbolts) and Jesus Aburtov (Darkhawk, Domino, The Flash) is extraordinarily pleasant to admire. They outdid themselves in this cover art. The art gives off a foreshadowing ominous feeling of Magneto’s return.
On that note, Resurrection of Magneto #1 overall is a great read and fans of Magento and Strom are in for a treat. Be sure to pick up this issue at your local comic book store or online where copies are sold because it appears this journey is about to get wild.
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Luciano Vecchio
Color Artist: David Curiel
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover Artists: Stefano Caselli, Jesus Aburtov
Editor: Jordan D. White
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment