X-Men: Magneto Testament #1

Writer: Greg Pak Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 10, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 9.3
    IGN - Richard George Sep 10, 2008

    Like Sub-Mariner: The Depths, I have no idea how this series will turn out in the long run. Small twists or changes in pacing or attitude can rapidly move a storyline down a path of no return. We've all seen this before. It seems, and does feel, a bit premature to be in love with a series so quickly, but that's pretty much where I'm at right now. With its reserved but powerful nature, Magneto: Testament is easily one of the best books of the week, month... and quite possibly year. (We'll see how the next few months shake out. In all honesty I haven't been blown away by much thus far.) You just don't expect this sort of thing often, and the fact that it's working with one of the industry's most recognizable, and sympathetic characters, makes it all the sweeter. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mark J. Hayman Sep 9, 2008

    Reading Pak's story caused me to vividly recall yet another event in my life. In the Spring of 1986, prior to returning to school, I worked as an editor for Statistics Canada. There was quite a bit of actual editing involved, but the main thrust of the position was the distribution of census forms. I had a large section of East Riverdale in Toronto, among the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas on the planet. The forms were to be mailed back to a depot, sorted, then eventually forwarded back to me, and I'd conduct follow-ups in the event of error, omission, or ambiguity. I was also responsible for contacting households who failed to return their forms, which forms the crux of my story. With a roughly 65% initial return rate, that meant a lot of houses to re-visit. The vast majority of cases were due to forgetfulness, laziness, or some degree of confusion as to the mandatory nature of their return. I met a lot of wing-nuts in the process, and had more than a few run-ins Read Full Review

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