Superman: Red Son
From acclaimed writer Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men), and artists Dave Johnson (100 Bullets) and Kilian Plunkett, comes a revolutionary alternate reality for Superman! It's an American nightmare! What if baby Superman had crashed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and grew up to become Stalin's... show more
From acclaimed writer Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men), and artists Dave Johnson (100 Bullets) and Kilian Plunkett, comes a revolutionary alternate reality for Superman! It's an American nightmare! What if baby Superman had crashed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and grew up to become Stalin's right-hand man? And what if insane genius Lex Luthor was employed by the US government to develop their own countermeasure against the Man of Steel, turning the Cold War hot?! Alive with historical figures and starring a host of familiar superheroes, including Batman and Wonder Woman as you've never seen them before, this superb graphic novel takes the arms race and infuses it with the thrilling powers of Kryptonite!
Publish date: 2004-05-05
Publisher: DC Comics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Alternate History
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
, Dc Comics
Series: Superman Red Son Complete
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I’ve always been a fan of Superman, the myth: that is, the mythical idea behind Superman—the alien who is the last of his kind, who grows up in the similarly ‘mythical’ setting of small-town America, and becomes a champion of the common man. Unfortunately, once past this point there isn’t a lot you...
Could you imagine if Superman landed in Canada instead of the United States? What if Joe Shuster tried to persuade Jerry Siegel that Clark Kent should grow up on a farm in Alberta or the snowy terrain of northern Manitoba? Or God help us, Newfoundland? What kind of a hero would he be then? Far too p...
(A) I don’t like Superman.(B) This is the best Superman story I’ve ever read.Twelve hours. That’s all it would have taken to change the course of history and turn the Superman we have grown up with into someone entirely different – or is he that different after all? In Red Son, the capsule from Kryp...
Very original and several interesting ideas/twists going on in this work. A couple things could have been slightly tweaked to make this one a 5 star for me, but that aside, I still thoroughly enjoyed the novel. I can confidently say that this one impressed me.
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