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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 ...

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OwenQ

Apr 15, 2009

Great read

Superman: Red son is a very good book that I can't recommend enough. The story focuses around an alternate universe where Superman grows up in Soviet Russia. I won't give away any spoilers but suffice to say many jokes are made by mirroring Superman's American upbringing and traditional past.

Overall the book is extremely well written with a very compelling story showing how the world might possibly be different were Superman not American. In the hands of some authors this book might have been a terrible failure, but Mark Millar pulls it off, creating one of the best alternate reality graphic novels I've read to date. Read it.

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