Magneto is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby and first appeared in X-Men #1 in 1963.
Magneto, also known as Erik Lehnsherr, is a mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields. He was initially portrayed as a villain who sought to subjugate humanity and establish a mutant-dominated world order. He became the archenemy of the X-Men, a team of mutants who fought for peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants.
However, over time, Magneto's character has evolved, and he has been portrayed as a more complex figure with a tragic past. He is a Holocaust survivor and his experiences in the concentration camps shaped his views on humanity and mutantkind. He believes that mutants are the next step in human evolution and that they must fight for their survival and rights.
Magneto has been a major player in various Marvel Comics storylines, including the X-Men, Avengers, and various solo series. He has also appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and video games. He is often regarded as one of the greatest comic book villains of all time.