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proteus_lives ([personal profile] proteus_lives) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-03-10 07:00 pm

Magneto: Testament Part 2

Greetings True Believers.

Here is part two of the mega-post about the 2008 mini-series X-Men: Magneto Testament.

It is a very well done and well researched story. If you want to get a handle on Magneto as a character (or who he should be as a character) check this series out.

You may want to consider it not safe for work because of the Nazis treatment of Jews and others.

Max and his family flee before the Nazi invasion of Poland.

Like other Jewish refugees, they flee to Warsaw but become trapped there when all Jews are confined to the Warsaw Ghetto.

Max and his uncle help their family by becoming smugglers. His uncle keeps him from killing a German soldier after Max watched the man shoot a child in the street. Uncle warns him against killing because the Nazis will take massive retaliation. "Max...we can't punish them...but we can defeat them...if we keep on surviving."

Max continues to "find" coins and supply his family with food. In 1942 the Nazis begin putting people on trains. There disturbing rumors and tales about them. The Nazis are offering work and shelter to whoever gets on the train and Max almost gets on one but sees blood on the floor and flees.

The family decides to get out of the Ghetto. They escape through a smuggling tunnel and the uncle sends to a contact on the outside. But he's not coming with them, he has decided to stay and fight in the upcoming rebellion. Max tries to stay too but doesn't.

They make it over the Vistula river and into the woods but their contact has betrayed them.

Part 3 coming soon.
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[personal profile] miss_abnormal 2011-03-11 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
Did he accidentally redirect the bullets that were shot at him to his father? Or am I seeing it wrong?

Besides that, it does look interesting. I'll have to go see the previous part of this post.
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[personal profile] okkult3000 2011-03-11 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
I think it's been implied since the '80s that his undeveloped powers saved him from the bullets.
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Source Material!

[personal profile] somniloquist 2011-03-11 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
We saw this scene twice during Claremont's run, in one-page flashbacks short enough to post in this comment thread. The first was in 1987's New Mutants #49 (Pencils: Bret Blevins; Inks: Val Mayerik; Letters: Tom Orzechowski; Colors: Glynis Oliver):

Four years later, in 1991's Uncanny X-Men #274, we got another look at this scene. (Pencils: Jim Lee, Inks: Scott Williams; Letters: Pat Brosseau; Colors: Joe Rosas)

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[personal profile] crabby_lioness 2011-03-11 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
It's deliberately written so it could be implied as either he redirected the bullets or his father pushed him out of the way. Or perhaps his father redirected the bullets. It's stated in the first part that the family had been metalworkers (specifically jewelers) for generations, but no one had ever had a "gift" as strong as Max's. As powerful as Magneto and his offspring are, it's not impossible his family had a small amount of "talent" that had been building over generations.
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[personal profile] brilliantnova 2011-03-12 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
When I 1st saw this panel, I had the immediate impression that he was going to stop the bulletts but his father moved in the way.
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[personal profile] blake_reitz 2011-03-11 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
Well, it's not like his father wasn't going to be his by more bullets anyway...
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[personal profile] blackruzsa 2011-03-12 12:45 pm (UTC)(link)
No, I think his dad pushed him aside right as the bullets were shooting at them, and he himself pretended he was hit so they'd leave him.

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[personal profile] brilliantnova 2011-03-12 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)