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5.0 out of 5 stars
A truly worthy comic book with gravitas., 12 Jun 2009
This is a comic book truly worthy to be called literature. It is beautifully written and drawn.
I think the other reviewer misses the point of the book. It is subtle and classy. How stupid would it have looked if Magneto had suddenly started destroying the Nazis and the concentration camps? That would also distract from the real point of this book which is to educate primarily and then to entertain. It would also have been disrespectful to the millions of victims of Nazi racial policy and genocide, which would be a far greater issue than not any getting superheroes in the book.
There certainly are hints as to what Magneto would become but they are subtle and they need intelligence and patience in order to spot and understand them. Indeed, there are occasions when his power would have made all the difference, particularly when he is fired upon.
So it's 10/10 for me from Marvel for printing a book worthy of the very serious subject matter and for making an essential part of history easily accessible to people who may never have read about it.
i give this book the highest recommendation :)