Fans familiar with the X-Men titles know Magneto has not always been a powerful magnetic controlling force – he was once a little kid.  With the Magneto movie still on the movie slate, Marvel is getting a jump on the look at the young Erik Lensherr, with X-Men: Magneto Testament #1.  The company has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at the issue that arrives September 10, 2008.

X-MEN: MAGNETO — TESTAMENT #1 (of 5) (JUL082357)
Written by GREG PAK

Witness the evolution of one of the most popular and controversial X-Men villains of all time!  Superstar writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Incredible Hercules) is taking fans back to the year 1935 to show the difficulties and horrors Erik Lensherr faced growing up Jewish in Nazi occupied Germany.  From award-winning artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (Daredevil: Batllin’ Jack Murdock), comes the definitive origin story of the Master of Magnetism!  It all begins with a silver chain, a first crush, and a dictator’s rise to power…


Please not the price on this issues is $3.99.

via Marvel


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  1. Agreed, I always liked Magneto….. his back story is one of the greatest of all the Marvel U, not to mention the different incarnations from Age of Apocalypse to Ultimate Magneto to the sometimes good guy sometimes bad guy of the 616…this has potential

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