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Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar

Superman: Red Son (2004)

by Mark Millar (Writer), Dave Johnson (Illustrator), Kilian Plunkett (Illustrator)

Other authors: Andrew Robinson (Inker), Walden Wong (Inker)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Superman (Elseworlds), DC Elseworlds (Superman)

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Really interesting premise for an elseworlds story: instead of landing in Kansas, Superman crash lands in the Ukraine in the 1930s. His story is familiar - he's raised by a kind, hardworking farm couple - yet he is raised in a society with some different ideals. When he becomes Superman, it is as the champion of the worker, to spread socialism and support Stalin.

This graphic novel also shows the consequences to various other superheroes, such as Batman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern.

Lex Luthor is still trying to destroy Superman, of course. After all, the alien had the audacity to beat him at chess. This makes him sort of a hero this time around, but his obsession and lack of regard for human life is still present and so he still acts the part of the villain, too. Which is neat.

All in all, this is a really interesting take on the Superman character and the DC Universe.

The Superman robots in this reality . . . geez, that image will stay with me for a while. ( )
  catfantastic | Nov 16, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Millar, MarkWriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, DaveIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Plunkett, KilianIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, AndrewInkersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wong, WaldenInkersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DeSanto, TomIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lopez, KenLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the middle of the twentieth century, the telephones starting ringing all across America as rumors of my existence started circulating.
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When the rocket carrying an infant Superman lands in the U.S.S.R. instead of the United States, his presence creates a very different universe for the familiar DC Comics characters.

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