X-Men: Magneto Testament #1
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X-Men: Magneto Testament #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 10, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Today, the whole world knows him as Magneto, the most radical champion of mutant rights that mankind has ever seen. But in 1935, he was just another schoolboy -- who happened to be Jewish in Nazi Germany. The definitive origin story of one of Marvel's greatest icons begins with a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler's Final Solution.

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jul 1, 2018

    Overall, a comic that not only educates but astounds as the persecution felt during Shoah stands as the moral imperative by which all evil is still compared to. The story by Greg Pak is dense, moving, and thoroughly researched. The art by Carmine Di Giandomenico is captivating and captures each moment as if they came from a movie. Altogether, a comic which gives reader another dimension to this complex character, one that makes you realize everyone has a story. Read Full Review

  • 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

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 16, 2008

    It's undeniable that, in the space of one issue, Pak has managed to make a "Young Magneto" book read like a far better idea than it might've initially seemed. If the quality of this issue is maintained for the duration, it should easily become essential reading for the character. 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

  • 9.5
    Ryan Sep 1, 2019

    Absolutely awesome first issue by Pak and Giandomenico. I never felt bored once this issue and I felt so immersed in Max Eisenhardt’s world to the point that I was no longer aware of my actual surroundings in the real world. The art was great and Pak really put in the work to make this comic as historically accurate as possible

  • 9.0
    Monné Nov 1, 2017

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