Story and Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN. Cover by ROGER CRUZ Before the Brotherhood, before his greatest battles with the X-Men, there was a man named Erik Magnus, gathering mutants to join his cause. Does the young Magneto have what it takes to build an army? And what does all of this have to do with The Absorbing Man? 32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A Cover price $2.99.