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X-Men: Magneto Testament

“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 silver chain and a crush on a girl – and quickly turns into a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler’s Final Solution From X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong writer Greg Pak and award-winning artist Carmine Di Giandomenico. Collects X-Men: Magneto Testament #1-5”

* http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6282082-x-men

When I saw the cover of this book, I was instantly interested, as I could see from the back cover that it was set in World War 2. However, I became even more excited when I saw that it was about Magneto’s childhood. I was amazed by the realism of the illustrations, but also the care that the authors went into the details not only about Magneto’s childhood, but the facts from this time period. They turned this graphic novel about a super hero into an historical fiction. However, I was even more amazed that this graphic novel also included endnotes about the facts, as well as a teacher’s guide.


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