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Superman: Red Son – Read This Now!

Posted by Luke Brown On September - 1 - 2010

Look, up in the sky. He is watching you. Who? Soviet Superman, that’s who.

SUPERMAN: RED SON
Written by MARK MILLAR
Drawn by DAVE JOHNSON and KILLIAN PLUNKETT

DC’s Elseworlds line provides out of continuity stories featuring familiar characters in unfamiliar situations. Case in point, Mark Millar’s Red Son, which posits the question, “What if Superman’s rocket landed on Earth twelve hours earlier, placing it smack dab in the middle of the Soviet Union?” Taking place over several decades, Red Son shows us just how different a world the DC Universe’s Earth would have been. Lex Luthor is a top American scientist married to Lois Lane. Bizarro is just a clone made up of Superman’s stolen DNA. Batman is a revolutionary movement. It’s brilliant, and just might be the best thing Millar’s ever written.

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Written by: Dominic Moschitti
Edited by: Dominic Moschitti
Effects by: Paul Ritchey
Shot by: Paul Ritchey


1 Response so far
  1. Lady Stardust Said,

    Good episode. I love Red Son. It’s my favorite Superman story. Granted, I’m not a huge Superman fan, but everything about Red Son is great, especially badass Batman. Actually you made me want to go read it again right now, it’s been a few years.

    Posted on September 1st, 2010 at 11:44 AM

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