Superman: Red Son

Superman Red Son 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 Soci

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 Elseworlds tale, a familiar rocketship crash lands on Earth carrying an infant who will one day become thStrange 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 Elseworlds tale, a familiar 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 Collecting SUPERMAN RED SON 1 3.

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Superman: Red Son

  1. Mark Millar Kilian Plunkett Andrew C. Robinson Walden Wong Dave Johnson Paul Mounts Ken Lopez says:
    Mark Millar is the New York Times best selling writer of Wanted, the Kick Ass series, The Secret Service, Jupiter s Legacy, Jupiter s Circle, Nemesis, Superior, Super Crooks, American Jesus, MPH, Starlight, and Chrononauts Wanted, Kick Ass, Kick Ass 2, and The Secret Service as Kingsman The Secret Service have been adapted into feature films, and Nemesis, Superior, Starlight, War Heroes, Jupiter s Legacy and Chrononauts are in development at major studios His DC Comics work includes the seminal Superman Red Son, and at Marvel Comics he created The Ultimates selected by Time magazine as the comic book of the decade, Wolverine Old Man Logan, and Civil War the industry s biggest selling superhero series in almost two decades Mark has been an Executive Producer on all his movie adaptations and is currently creative consultant to Fox Studios on their Marvel slate of movies.

540 Reply to “Superman: Red Son”

  1. Honestly The best Superhero comic I ve read in years I might say The best Superhero comic I ve ever read if not for The Dark Knight and Watchmen Very clever Tightly written Different enough to be interesting, but still true to the original source mythology of Superman Highly recommended Even if you don t really give a damn about superheroes.


  2. Nature or Nurture Is Superman s moral code hot wired in his DNA or did being raised by the do right Kents help establish his role as the world s ultimate Boy Scout What better way to examine this question than for Mark Millar to have Superman s rocket ship land in a collective farm in Soviet Russia rather than in the American heartland.When Superman s powers are realized by the Soviet government, Stalin elevates him to become champion of the common worker and a handy tool in the Cold War against [...]


  3. Coulda Been a ContenderWhat if Superman had crash landed and grown up in the Soviet Union rather than in the United States What if he was oh my God, dare I spell it out a commie What would he be like Would we still cheer him on How would the Cold War have turned out The premise behind Superman Red Son is as obvious as it is intriguing in the tradition of Watchmen, it allows theoretically, at least for an investigation of the genre s underlying ideological and political assumptions.As it turns ou [...]


  4. 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 polite to get physical It s a bird It s a plane Nah, that s just Superman, eh Fortunately for us, the readers, Mark Millar gives us a interesting scenario What if Superman landed in Ukraine and became a p [...]


  5. It s a bird s a planeIt s Commie Superman It was alright, but I m not as in love with Red Son as everyone else seems to be Intellectually, this is a good Superman What If story sigh But it bored me.Sorry, but I had a hard time not putting this down.I can t give it less than 3 stars, because it really is an ingenious take on Superman I can t give it , because I had to put it on the back of my toilet to ensure I would finish it.Recommended for Superman fans looking for a What If comic.


  6. Mark Millar s got the alternate reality universe elseworlds thing down Between Superman Red Son, Ultimate X Men, and Old Man Logan, he has penned some bomb ass shit He s got some haters out there He certainly isn t the most sensitive dude But boy can he write some fun stuff Anybody that can get me to sit through a Superman book has some talent Sorry, not a lot of love for the boy in blue.Well in Red Son he s actually the boy in grey In this twist of fate story, Kal El crashes in Russia instead o [...]


  7. What if Superman had landed in Soviet Russia instead of Smallville, Kansas DC s Elseworlds series imagines an alternate take on the Superman story with Comrade Superman becoming ruler of Soviet Russia, slowly taking over the world while an independent America led by Lex Luthor fights against an increasingly unhinged and totalitarian minded Man of Steel.Mark Millar has written no less than a masterpiece with Superman Red Son We see the character of Superman evolve from an idealistic young man to [...]


  8. What a fantastic idea A counter fantastical take on Superman, where the once Clark Kent comes to Earth in a communal farm in the Ukraine, USSR rather than the Kent farm outside Smallville, USA Twelve hours difference in Superman s arrival is twelve hours that make all the difference.Soviet Superman works for Stalin instead of Eisenhower, and the Cold War takes a very different turn The Warsaw Pact comes to dominate the Earth Nixon is assassinated, Kennedy becomes a debauched old fool, Lex Luthor [...]


  9. Superman Pride of the Soviet state, symbol of our military might Otherworld stories are the best, aren t they My second read was better than the first because I picked up so many details I won t do any summary because it s far too interesting to reveal This takes place unofficially on Earth 30 in the DCU And let s just say this books contains probably the most fascinating versions of well known characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Brainiac, and Jimm [...]


  10. Every culture has its icons Characters or figures that are recognizable by anybody who lives there, figures that are almost impossible not to know And America is very good at producing those icons and spreading them worldwide I remember reading somewhere I don t remember where at the moment that the United States chief export is dreams, and I think there s definitely something to that.Of all the dreams to emerge from the American subconscious over the last century, Superman is one of the most en [...]


  11. 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 Krypton lands in Russia instead of the United States and, after the boy s powers manifest, he is taken and raised by Joseph Stalin himself Superman grows up a communist but, while he appreciates his adoptive fath [...]


  12. The fact that I only became an aficionado of comic books in college while receiving a degree in literary analysis gives me a slightly different take on the medium For example my understanding of Superman and Batman come mostly from reading the odder, subversive versions of them Frank Miller s Dark Knight Returns , Loeb s Hush , Moore s Killing Joke as well as allusive explorations of what the characters could have been Astro City, Watchmen, Powers, Invincible, Enigma.Though I do have cultural kn [...]


  13. The idea of reimagining Superman as a Soviet hero instead of an American one could ve led to so many great political, moral, and societal questions, but instead Millar goes out of his way to write Superman as the exact same boring, perfect character we ve seen for 70 years We see all the same villains acting pretty much exactly how they always act He isn t raised by the Kents in Kansas He s raised in the Ukraine by some farmers we never meet, and yet still has the exact same moral compass as the [...]


  14. Red Son is an elseworlds story positing what might have happened if the pod carrying the infant Superman would have crash landed on a farm in the Soviet Union under Stalin s rule It s a pretty awesome idea for an elseworlds story, but I thought it could have been much better than it was I suppose I can cut some slack for the fact that it was only three issues long The idea behind the overarching plot, though it comes at it from an entirely different setup, is that superheroes have the ability to [...]


  15. One of the best entries in the now defunct Elseworlds line I miss seeing creators take imaginative risks with characters, but very few have paid off as completely as Millar s Red Son It s a pretty simple, almost natural concept what if, instead of landing in Kansas and becoming the prototype All American hero, Kal El s little ship had landed in the USSR and he had become the prototype All Soviet hero Millar clearly put an incredible amount of thought into his new reality I can t recall a single [...]


  16. You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.What if one of the greatest superheroes of all time didn t have his rocketship crash land in Smallville, Kansas What if he were to have it rerouted into the Soviet Union Would Superman grow up to become the same hero we have all known and rooted for Under the hands of the great writer Mark Millar, we are presented with one of the best Elseworlds stories that has ever been written.Best selling writer of the Kick Ass series, Wolverine Old Man Loga [...]


  17. This is a good example of the difference between graphic novels and comic books While, yes, this does feature Superman and Lex Luthor, this is as stark a departure you can get from Superman s Action Comics roots It basically inverts everything you know about Superman by asking one simple question What if Superman s ship crashed in Soviet Russia instead of Kansas Well exactly what happens I won t spoil, but it starts with Superman as Stalin s champion of Socialism, Louis Lane married to Lex Lutho [...]


  18. This is part of my i gotta read superman shit plan and all it did was make me love batman how does that happen, like leave Bruce i m working on this highly scientific plan I put off reading this for ages because i study history and the last thing i wanna do is read history, especially altered fictional accounts of history but i needn t of worried Russian history is my jam so i think i was expecting something different, maybe political but it doesn t, it s mainly just superman being dumped in [...]


  19. Mark Millar reinvents Superman into a Soviet superhero in this Elseworlds story appropriately named, Red Son.What if the craft carrying Kal El landed in Soviet heartland instead of Kansas Millar writes a compelling and ultimately re readable story of Superman ended up behind the Iron Curtain It definitely changed how superheroes emerged for once and a Russian Batman emerges with a different reason for existing This went one for two thirds of the story, until Millar revealed his trump card Superm [...]


  20. OK, so I recalled reading this, but I think I got it confused with Last Son of Kryptone there s no WAY I wouldn t have gushed about how awesome this book is.Superman Red So u n You ll get it is, quite possibly, Mark Millar s finest work.This book is so full of little teasers and links to the original DCU that it s like a Where s Waldo game to find them allI only read once, and I saw a few that were AWESOME.I could literally gush about this non stop It was one of those few books you read the pane [...]



  21. Twelve hours was all it took Twelve hours, and the ship containing Kal El aka young Superman didn t crash in Smallville Kansas, wasn t raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent, never went on to become the mighty symbol of American superiority Twelve hours and Superman lands in the USSR, Communist controlled Russia, and becomes the apprentice of Joseph Stalin a young, indestructible Demigod hellbent on spreading Communism worldwide.I don t know why I bought this I hate Superman as a character I think h [...]


  22. Holy mother of god This was amazing I want to say this is the second best comic I have ever read, second only to Watchmen.Ideally prospective readers of this would have at least moderate knowledge of the DC Universe to catch all of the references to other heroes and events But having moderate knowledge of twentieth century history is also really beneficial Luckily, I m a history major and a comic nerd, so I have both.I don t want to get into the plot too much as to avoid spoilers, but basically [...]


  23. 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 time to get in depth characterization and explore history.


  24. Dovete leggere questo fumetto Una reinterpretazione da applausi su alcuni dei personaggi di maggior rilievo della scuderia DC Prendete l azzurrone, il simbolo americano per eccellenza un po come Cap lo per la Marvel e trasformatelo nel comunista n 1, ma uno di quelli da guerra fredda All inizio si parte con prevedibili luoghi comuni che sono comunque uno spettacolo per il contrasto visivo che rappresentano rispetto al solito e dopo questo tour, si parte Intrighi politici e una situazione che ren [...]



  25. One of the best graphic novels I ve ever read, and I put this one up there with Watchmen as one of the best Red Son is a great piece of alternate history, where Superman lands on Earth 12 hours earlier, in Russia, and eventually grows up and becomes Stalin s right hand man.Eventually, Superman stops following orders and does what he does beste right thing even though his actions seem to conflict with his own government Superman winds up being next in line to succeed Stalin, but politics aren t h [...]


  26. What If Superman story that imagines the man of steel crashing into a Ukrainian commune instead of a small Kansas farm, then going full alt history from there There were all sorts of reasons I shouldn t have liked this the dialogue isn t great, the plotting and pacing is all over the map, the female character are all terribly crafted But I still kind of enjoyed it There s an energy and verve to this comic that wound up kind of winning me over despite its flaws It s helped along by some very fun, [...]


  27. 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 task.Millar spins a tale that re envisions all the classic elements of Superman lore For instance Lex Luthor becomes married to Louis, Diana aka Wonder Woman still lives on Themiscyra she becomes an amba [...]


  28. Great take on the Superman story This book tells the story of what would could have happend if Superman s ship had landed in the Soviet Union.I didn t like Superman as a person in this As to be expected, growing up in the Soviet Union made him into another man entirely He becomes a dictator, but for all the right reasons At least that s what he thinks I like how they came up with the alternate stories of Batman and Green Lantern Everything fell into place In the end the Brainiac revelation was g [...]


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