Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're looking at Marvel's mutant master of magnetism, Magneto! Debuting in the very first issue of X-Men, Magneto has gone on to be both the X-Men's greatest foe and one of their most powerful allies. This video takes a look at Magneto's history from his earliest appearances writing warnings in the sky like the Wicked Witch of the West, through his time as the headmaster of the Xavier School, through all the weird stuff that happened to him in the '90s, through to today.

Show notes:

  • Magneto's earliest appearances, as well as the earliest appearances of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, can be found here.
  • More early Magento stories are here.
  • Magneto becomes headmaster of the Xavier School here.
  • The story of Magneto's time as a child in a concentration camp can be found in Magneto: Testament.
  • Magneto's most recent solo series begins here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.



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