Introducing the new Magneto: King Juan Carlos??
Straight from The Spain Herald,
Marvel Comics, the most famous American comics publisher, announced that next summer it will introduce a new saga titled “House of M”, a collection recalling and uniting the stories of such superheroes as Spiderman, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four. Marvel chose a photograph of Spain’s King, Juan Carlos, as the model for Magneto, an arch-villain in the X-Men comic. The amazing similarity between Magneto and the King of Spain will be seen this summer on the cover of one of the volumes of the collection “The Pulse”, drawn by Mike Mayhem. Magneto, one of the X-Men’s classic enemies, can be seen dressed as the King, with a red band crossing his bemedalled chest, as in the official photographs of Juan Carlos. The drawing is so detailed that it can be seen that the two are wearing the same ring. The Zarzuela Palace has not released a statement in response.
The Spanish royals have not made an official statement on the subject.
The Bad Hair Blog has been unable to reach Ian McKellen for comment on the challenges this new development may bring him, since Mr. McK doesn’t look at all like the king, but we speculate that Prince Charles might be sending Mr. Mayhem a few 8×10 glossies.
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