‘Civil War II: X-Men’ Issue 3 Shows Magneto Recruiting a Familiar Mutant

Civil War II X Men Issue 3

With the Civil War II: X-Men miniseries about to reach its final issue, Magneto tries to recruit another mutant to his cause.

Marvel’s Civil War II event spans numerous comic book tie-ins along with the main seven-part series. The ambitious event has already led to delays.

None of the X-Men titles got tie-ins, but the mutants did get a four-part miniseries. I have been keeping up with it, but I was expecting a lot more. The whole conflict feels like some sort of a buildup. I’m not sure if the upcoming finale will be able to do it justice. The art by Andrea Broccardo doesn’t help matters either.

Civil War II: X-Men Issue 3 will be released on August 17th, 2016. Magneto still doesn’t like the fact that the fate of the world rests in the hands of a young Inhuman who can predict the future. Judging by the previews, Magneto will try and recruit Rachel Summers. His decision makes sense after Psylocke left his group to join Storm. Will Rachel join Magneto? I’m not entirely sure. However, I did like the fact that writer Cullen Bunn wrote a very hard-hitting scene.

It is a panel where Magneto tries to make Rachel understand his position. It involves the mourning of mutants killed by the Terrigen Mist. However, the rest of the public doesn’t seem to care. A few humans are glad that a bunch of mutants died and were put out of their misery. I don’t know about you all, but the scene made me remember the devastating Orlando attack and the reaction some people had about being glad queer people had died that day.

X-Men was created to relate to people who felt different. The series has provided social commentary over the decades. I just hope that Marvel understands the impact of the X-Men titles and doesn’t finish them off for another group of fictional characters.

What are your thoughts about the Civil War II: X-Men miniseries?

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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