Monday, November 12, 2018

Musical Interlude: Magneto & The Titanium Man (1975-6)

Marvel Comics villains "Magneto & The Titanium Man" were immortalized in song by Paul McCartney & Wings on their 1975 album, "Venus & Mars". Turns out McCartney is a comics fan, and invited Magneto's co-creator, Jack Kirby, backstage while on tour in California.

Titanium Man and another villain mentioned in the song, Crimson Dynamo, are associated with Iron Man. Magneto, as you know, has been both a foe and an ally of the X-Men in the books over the years.

The video was recorded on the Venus & Mars Rockshow tour in 1976.

Dedicated to the villains' co-creator, Stan Lee.

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