Magneto (Marvel Comics)

Magneto (Marvel Comics)

About Magneto (Marvel Comics)

Magneto (born Max Eisenhardt, also known as Magnus and Erik Lehnsherr or Lensherr) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He has most often been the central villain of the X-Men comics, as well as the TV shows and the films, although in the comics he has been an ally and even member of the X-Men at times. The character first appears in X-Men #1 (September 1963), and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. A powerful mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields, Max desired mutants to eventually dominate the human race as he viewed humans as an outdated species that no longer deserves its continual domination over the world.