Magneto (comics)

fictional character appearing in Marvel Comics publications and related media

Magneto (Max Eisenhardt) (/mæɡˈniːtoʊ/) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, first appearance of the character was in The X-Men #1 (cover-dated Sept. 1963) as a villain of the X-Men.[1] Magneto was ranked by IGN as the Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[2]


  1. Press, Ivy (May 2006). Heritage Comics Dallas Signature Auction Catalog #820. Heritage Capital Corporation. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-59967-044-7.
  2. "Magneto is number 1 - IGN". 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2020-03-26.