The Uncanny X-Men #17-18 (1965-1966): Magneto Returns!

This image, from the last page of #17, is probably my favorite Magneto picture ever.  I love his monstrous size, the great use of his eyes…It’s perfect.

We also saw him manifest “magnetic hypnosis” powers in issue #17, a skill he doesn’t appear to ever have again. 

Storywise, all the X-Men except Iceman are floating into the atmosphere, trapped in a balloon.  Yes, Iceman basically holds off the guy who can singlehandedly take on the entire team—and more.

Creators: Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (script); Werner Roth and Jack Kirby (art)

Grade: B

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