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Superman: Red Son (New Edition) - Community Reviews back

by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson
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Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 2 years ago
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Wordpress, Blogspot, Booklikes & Librarything by Bookstooge's Exalted Permiss...
Dog-Eared Pages
Dog-Eared Pages rated it 5 years ago
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...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 5 years ago
by far the best superman comic out there.
brandonsears
brandonsears rated it 5 years ago
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...
Maybe Tomorrow
Maybe Tomorrow rated it 6 years ago
(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...
Book Goodies
Book Goodies rated it 6 years ago
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.
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 7 years ago
This was a unique re-imagining of Superman that was entertaining and thought provoking at the same time. Can you imagine what would happen if the all-American Superman were to end up crashing in the Ukraine instead of Kansas? Well neither could I. Fortunately Mark Millar's imagination was up to the ...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 8 years ago
Great concept; lackluster execution (as some other reviews have pointed out). Having Kal El land on a Soviet collective farm rather than the Kents’ and growing up to become the champion of the USSR sounds good but it needed greater and better-thought-out development.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 8 years ago
What if the ship carrying infant Kal-l had crashed in Russia instead of America, and Superman had grown up to become a Soviet superhero, subduing the world for communism?Great idea, although I would have liked a slightly longer book with more time to get in depth characterization and explore more hi...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it 10 years ago
This was a very interesting take on the Superman tale. Those of us who remember parts of the Cold War and Soviet Union will likely appreciate the history a bit more. Millar's take on the characters is pretty good. It is a comic, but it does have some depth to it. I am not as sure about the somewhat ...
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