Editor’s note: Bronze Age Essentials uses Marvel’s inexpensive B&W Essentials volumes to sequentially review extended runs of Marvel comics from the 1970s and ’80s.“Magneto Triumphant!” by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin (from X-Men #112, published and © Marvel, Aug. 1978):
The idea of trapping the X-Men in a tiny circus wagon, then having Magneto hyper-levitate it to Antarctica (while simultaneously safely ejecting Mesmero into the Amazon), is so goofy it’s genius. The X-Men end up in Magneto’s secret base there, then try to escape. Read it to see what happens!
Now we’re cooking with fire. However, Phoenix’s power here is battery-like, so if she uses up all her charge, she fizzles out. I know someone megapowerful needs a weakness, but how about something more unconventional (or less sexist?), e.g., overuse entails strange spacetime effects?