Rating the Super Hunks #6: Magnus, Robot Fighter

There's been a lot of talk about sexism in comics this week. Let's take an ironic break from that and rate another superhunk.

This week's challenger:

Magnus, Robot Fighter

 Another day in the office.

Another day in the office.

Costume/Appearance:

It takes a real man to fight robots while wearing nothing but a very short shift dress and white go-go boots. I consider Magnus to be the great equalizer when it comes to comic book cheesecakery. There are so many ridiculous, impractical female superhero costumes out there, and yet this guy might have one of the silliest. And most blatantly sexual.

 It is head.

It is head.

It's a very short skirt. And this comic offers consistent upskirt shots, something that is seldom seen in a male superhero comic. The truth is, Magnus should look ridiculous, but he doesn't. He's got a fantastic body, and he shows it off. Plus, he's got really nice features. Great hair, steely blue eyes, powerful eyebrows. He's an attractive guy.

 Smoldering.

Smoldering.

Plus, I really like that belt with the big "M" on it.

Oh, and sometimes his costume gets ripped so it's even skimpier.

 He is a few threads away from his most embarassing moment

He is a few threads away from his most embarassing moment

10/10

Alter-Ego:

Doesn't really have one. He's actually a pretty famous dude in the year 4000. A hero of the people. This is usually the section where I talk about a hero's personality, though, so I'll do that.

 This is possibly a dance routine and not a fight.

This is possibly a dance routine and not a fight.

Despite appearances, Magnus is a pretty macho guy. I mean, he spends most of his time fighting robots. And sexing his lady-friend, Leeja.

 Leeja is trying not to look.

Leeja is trying not to look.

He seems like a nice guy, but can be kind of whiny. He's always saying he doesn't want to do one thing or another. He's conflicted about fighting robots sometimes, and he can be a little emo about his robot up-bringing. But generally, he's all man.

 Magnus doesn't ask twice.

Magnus doesn't ask twice.

8/10

 "I just BOUGHT this tunic!"

"I just BOUGHT this tunic!"

Day job:

He fights robots.

10/10

 So he DOES wear underwear.

So he DOES wear underwear.

 That robot was a jerk. Trust me.

That robot was a jerk. Trust me.

Sexiness of Powers:

Magnus has superhuman strength which allows him to destroy robots with his bare hands. That's pretty much it, but that ain't bad.

9/10

 She's holding onto his ass for dear life.

She's holding onto his ass for dear life.

Cons:

After issue #25 of the Valiant series, Magnus started wearing lame-looking armor when he fought robots. Booooo. I'm taking off a couple points for that decision.

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Final Score: 35/40

 From the exciting "Jetpack to Grandma!" issue!

From the exciting "Jetpack to Grandma!" issue!

I heart Magnus. His comics are like the Harlequin romance novels of comics. He puts on a little dress, fights some robots, flexes his muscles, maybe takes his top off, maybe makes out with someone, and you're done. Very easy to follow, and very easy on the eyes.

 Things that make you say "nnnngg."

Things that make you say "nnnngg."