X-Men #50 (1968) written by Arnold Drake, pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by John Tartaglione
Can we talk about how many languages Erik speaks? Canonically, he speaks Yiddish, German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, and Portuguese. That’s just canon languages.
I’d assume, given how close Romantic languages are, particularly Italian and Spanish (I had an uncle by marriage who’s family spoke just Italian, and they’d often watch Spanish TV and understand it easily), he’d speak Italian as well. And Italian is VERY similar to Latin, so it’d be easy to say he speaks that too. Let’s also assume he speaks Romanian, because that, too, like French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Latin is a romantic language.
His wife is Romani, as are Wanda and Pietro, who he worked with prior to discovering they were his kids, and from Poland, so it wouldn’t be unlikely for him to speak at least one dialect of Romani, and Polish.
So, canonically, Erik speaks nine languages, and possibly as many as fourteen. Including a dead language.
"Ah… That’s amore!"
Avengers Two: Wonder Man & The Beast #1 (2000)
Magneto from Uncanny X-Men #111
I wrote this back when Magneto first shaved his head and I’ve been going back and forth on whether to make it into an actual comic. (The last line feels like it’s in pretty bad taste.)
I’m aware Erik’s been de-aged a couple of times. He’s still lucky to have hair.
Hawkeye: Still showboatin’, eh, Pietro?
Quicksilver: Still tired of waiting for those whose minds move at a crawl, Barton.
[Avengers vol. 3 #1]