I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
There were a couple good moments, so I bumped it up one star, but this is also a Chris Claremont tale - and I expected more. I got it through the Marvel Insider program: you get points for doing things, then can get things like digital comics. I was hoping that Claremont writing Magneto, my favorite X-Men villain, would be a win for me. It.... was not.
There was so much virtue signaling. Which, I mean, yeah, it's Magneto's whole schtick, but this was just written so badly - so much message overtaking the story - that I couldn't believe Claremont had written it. His usual subtlety was thrown right out the window, and I cringed many, many times.
Add to that the fact that I wasn't crazy about the art? Yup, just a hard pass on more of this. Looked it up, and looks like the 'Black' line is just bunch of one-shots, but after this I want no part in the rest of the line.
Also, the backstory was about one of my least favorite X-Men villains, Apocalypse, so I don't even care what happens with that. Oh, well, onto better reads!