|glprime (glprime) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2011-07-12 05:03 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||creator: art thibert, creator: gerard jones, creator: jeff matsuda, publisher: amalgam|
Combining the preachiness and messiah complex of Max/Erik "Magnus" Eisenhardt/Lensherr and the eccentric scheming of Dr. Will "Balls Crazy" Magnus gets you...
A lone mutant is being chased through the city streets by an unseen assailant (don't you hate when the fourth wall blocks your view?). Just when it seems she'll be obliterated, cue dramatic entrance of the Magnetic Men, Kool-Aid Man style, upon the scene. Cobalt (team leader, general-stick-in-the-mud), Nickel (super-fast, quick-talking joker), Antimony (the chick... really that's about it, though she's The '90s Chick), Bismuth (the stuttering toxic avenger- no, not that one), and Iron (crotchety brute strength).
They defend the young girl from her attacker, and from seeing he is a robot attacking a mutant, assume he is a "mere sentinel."
Despite a valiant effort from Bismuth and Antimony, Magneto arrives after the Magnetic Men are defeated and pulls them back together.
So, Erik Magnus is the brother of Will Magnus (as seen in the previous JLX entry), who is also Will Magnus combined instead with Bolivar Trask. Mags created the Magnetic Men by improving his brother's automatons (through ELECTROMAGNETISM somehow) and basing their personalities off mutants he'd formed into this universe's Brotherhood (who were killed by Sentinel attacks).
Back at base, Magneto takes previously seen Mr. X to task for his lack of useful assistance in the mutant cause...
So, squishy-on-squishy is morally reprehensible, but a couple of tincans going at it is fine? Duly noted where the line of sentience and "living" is, Mags.
The Magnetic Men track down Sinistron (oh my god, just typing that name is fun; thank you, comics) to a Secret Base (TM) and find there's a whole slew of captured mutants in tanks lining the walls. Sin unleashes a few that have been brainwashed to fight...
Really? Must it be based on ELECTROMAGNETISM? What if he's a wetware robot? Ah, he's probably right.
Whoops. Looks like Will Magnus has fallen prey to the "Ivo Problem": building artificial intelligence too well.
Sinistron puts everybody in Screen Lock, but Cobalt seems to have "some extra ability of will" which somehow pulls a save out of the writer's ass. Magneto strategizes that if Science doesn't work... use more Science!
Yeesh. No idea if that makes any damn sense at all, but the raw chutzpah of the moment seems to fry Sinistron's "logic circuits" and he beats a hasty wireless transmission retreat ala Brainiac.
I love how Antimony is the only one not having any of the cheesy crap at the end there.
"Screw all of your senseless gravitas... I'm coming to grips with my own existential crisis!"
Next time, we see the fallout to Magneto realizing his evolving machines are more-than-meets-the-I-can't-I'm-Sorry-It's-T
Coming up... right now!
7 and 1/3 pages from 23 page Magneto and the Magnetic Men #1.