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. He created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, the character first appears in The X-Men #1 (cover-dated September 1963) as an adversary of the X-Men.[1] Magneto was ranked by IGN as the Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[2]


He was portrayed by Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender in movies. He was voiced by Tom Kane and Tony Jay in cartoons and video games.


  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.