By Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck and Edgar Delgado
We’re heading into issue 2 of the Trial of Magneto, and things are continuing to pick up. The first issue exceeded my expectations, and the second issue is equally as good. If you’re reading this book, you have to believe that Magneto is innocent, but who knows, maybe he did do it. That’s what has made this story so good so far, is that we honestly don’t know who did it. The obvious choice is Mystique, but she hasn’t really been around too much. This issue offers some surprises and of course an appearance by the Avengers. We’re all set up for a showdown on Krakoa.
Leah Williams has turned in another solid issue for the Trial of Magneto #2. As a fan, and someone who has been reading almost every x-book, I have no idea where this story is going, and that’s a good thing. Williams definitely gives us reason to believe there is more going on than what we’re seeing. Hope is up to something. I have no idea what at this time, but she’s involved. Professor X’s hands are also dirty, as they have been since House of X. Williams gives us a conflicted and stubborn Magneto, which is when he’s at his best. He attacks the Avengers, I don’t blame him there, and insults Polaris while doing it. Williams packs in the action as the X-Men and Avengers battle a grieving father. In a brief battle with the Avengers, Williams shows us how powerful Magneto really is. He can wipe out Earth’s mightiest heroes with simply a few movements of his hand. Williams leaves us with a cliff hanger that should pique your interest. As a reader, I have no idea how anything is happening in this book, but i am entertained. I’m excited for the next issue.
The pencils this issue are handled by Lucas Werneck with colors by Edgar Delgado. Werneck lays down excellent pencils this issue. A full page where Scarlet Witch is in some kind of purgatory, looks great. The red from her outfit really stands out and highlights how good Edgar Delgado is on colors too. Werneck gives us nice looking fight scenes this issue too. As Magneto attacks the boneyard, Werneck shows everything with crisp pencils. The colors by Delgado work well here too. Everything just pops under Delgado. The green from Jean’s costume and the green from vision differ only by a few shades, but they both look amazing as they embrace. The pencils and colors rock, and really allow this issue to stand out.
The Trial of Magneto #2 is just as good as the first issue. Leah Williams has given us two well thought out issues that honestly leave us with more questions on who is really behind the death of the Scarlet Witch. The pencils and colors were great throughout the issue and highlight the talent that Marvel has at it’s disposal. The Trial of Magneto has been a roller coaster rides so far, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down any time soon.