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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Superman: Red Son

Author: Mark Millar
Illustrators: Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett
Title: Superman: Red Son 
Publication: February 1, 2004
Publisher: DC
Genre: Action
Pages: 160
Audience: 13 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Bought

Synopsis (from Amazon):
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 familiar superheroes, including Batman and Wonder Woman as you've never seen them before, this superb graphic novel takes the arms race and infuses it with the thrilling powers of Kryptonite!

My thoughts:As I stated before im not a big Superman fan, but if a Superman story comes highly recommend, I'll give it a try. Now love him or hate him, Superman is an American icon, and that's why I found an alternate storyline where Superman, as a baby crashes in Russia during the Cold War rather than America so interesting. He is The Man of Steel raised on Communist ideas, but he is still Superman. He still wants to help people and do what he thinks is right. I highly recommend this book to any comic book fan. Comrade Superman wont let you down.


  1. As you are not a superman fan, I'm not a Wonderwoman fan. I do want to try this one out though.

  2. I like this new take on the superman story. I will have to give this one a try.