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Superman

Red Son
Millar, Mark (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Superman


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Random House, Inc.
Strange visitor from another world who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands… and who, as the champion of the common worker, fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, Socialism and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.

In this startling twist of a familiar tale, a certain Kryptonian rocketship crash-lands on Earth carrying an infant who will one day become the most powerful being on the planet. But his ship doesn’t land in America. He is not raised in Smallville, Kansas. Instead, he makes his new home on a collective in the Soviet Union!

From the mind of Mark Millar, the best-selling writer of THE AUTHORITY and Wanted, comes this strangely different take on the Superman mythos. Featuring art by Dave Johnson, Kilian Plunkett, Andrew Robinson, and Walden Wong, with an introduction by film producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Transformers), this Deluxe Edition also features an extensive sketch gallery by Johnson, Plunkett and Alex Ross.

Authors: Millar, Mark
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Millar, writer ; Dave Johnson with Andrew Robinson, Killian Plunkett with Walden Wong, artists ; Paul Mounts, colorist ; Ken Lopez, letterer ; Dave Johnson, original covers painter
Title: Superman
Red son
Publisher: New York :, DC Comics,, c2009
Edition: The deluxe ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm.
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Report This Aug 18, 2010
  • lwarman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great premise that ends up in a messy and unsatisfying ending. But still woth looking at -- if only for a glimpse of the unforgettable 'Batmankoff'.

Report This May 18, 2010
  • The_Bill rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The really super (hee hee) thing about the novel is that Millar manages to make Superman's omnipotence just as interesting as any of Spider-man's little peccadilloes. That's cool and clever all on its own, since instead of having a medium-strength superhero contend against great external threats, he must contend against his own strength.

Report This Feb 18, 2010
  • div_dbrl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great comic, hypothesizing what would happen if the rocket carrying baby Kal-El (who grew up to be Superman) had crash landed some twelve hours later, in the heart of Soviet Russia. Superman grows up learning Soviet values, and eventually becomes the leader of the USSR. His only real opposition comes from two sources: one without, American scientist Lex Luthor; and one within, a homegrown anti-Soviet terrorist known only as "The Batman." DC's Elseworlds comics are typically quite good, taking familiar characters and situations and turning them on their ear. This is one of the finest that has been produced.

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