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With the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie featuring a young Magneto, I decided it was time to tackle his origin story, for behind the helm of the Master of Magnetism was, at one time, a boy. This boy experienced the Holocaust first hand, and it would shape the man he would become. Take the jump and find out if this blend of factual history, and fictional characters is worth your time.  

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X-Men: Magneto Testament  hardcover is on sale now, and features extra content including end notes and a teacher’s guide for those wanting to learn more about what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany during World War II.  The premiere hardcover also contains an extra, never before published story. The Last Outrage, written by Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and illustrated by comic book luminaries Neal Adams & Joe Kubert.  Learn the true life story of Dina Babbit, a Holocaust survivor who was forced by Nazis to paint portraits during her captivity

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or, Holy Mother of Freakin’ continuity Batman! This is going to be huge! If you haven’t been keeping track, we’ve been counting down (I don’t mean that as a pun but, damn it!) to DC’s final crisis event, wittily entitled, Final Crisis. Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns have paired up to write what is one of the most highly anticipated books of the last few years. And not a word matters until you read the very last page! WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

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