Is Red Son the greatest 'Alternate Universe' comic ever?

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#1 Edited by Calvalier (59 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm reading this for the third time in about a fortnight right now, and I just can't get enough of it.

It incorporates so many characters in different ways, tells an unforgettable story, and has some great moments....I think the only other AU comic that I've liked so much is 'Old Man Logan'.

What do you guys think?

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#2 Posted by BlackReaper (601 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good, but it's not the best.

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#3 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (764 posts) - - Show Bio

Does The Dark Knight Returns count as alternate universe? Or Days Of Future Past?

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#4 Posted by Calvalier (59 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (764 posts) - - Show Bio

@calvalier: I'm sure if you look it up the characters from those stories will be from a separate universe, so that's 2 that are already better than Red Son!

Red Son isn't even the best Superman Alternate Universe Story! All Star Superman is.

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#6 Posted by herrweis (497 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd wager it was Kingdom Come

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#7 Posted by papabearg4d (128 posts) - - Show Bio

@herrweis said:

I'd wager it was Kingdom Come

I'd go for Kingdom Come as well

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#8 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read it, but I hear it's good.

I like Justice Riders. Anyone else like that?

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#9 Posted by Stronger (5051 posts) - - Show Bio

I 'd go for Earth-31 Batman(Frank Miller universe)

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#10 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, but it's up there.

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#11 Posted by RustyRoy (16057 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark Knight Returns is the best AU story in my opinion.

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#12 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

Not for me. The best alternate universe story, in my opinion is the Ultimates 1 and 2, which funnily enough is also by Mark Millar.

Come to think about it, Millar actually writes alt-universe stories very well. Ultimate X-Men and Fantastic Four. Red Son. Old Man Logan.

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#13 Posted by Batmanikk (101 posts) - - Show Bio

Without reading any comments, the description , or anything else ect. I'm just going to answer this question straight:

Yes it is indeed the best story at of all time !!

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#14 Posted by ComicStooge (21585 posts) - - Show Bio
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#15 Posted by Warpimp (58 posts) - - Show Bio

I have both sitting here and as much as I love Kingdom Come, I think that Red Son stands up just as well. Or maybe it's just Batman's hat.

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#16 Posted by davidgrantlloyd (541 posts) - - Show Bio

It would definitely be in the Top Ten ... maybe even the Top Five ... I'm kind of hoping that one day they'll do an animated version of it. That would be sweet.

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#17 Edited by fragmentmind (92 posts) - - Show Bio

The sphincter muscle surrounding my butthole tightens with pride as I will proudly announce my love for All-Star Superman, and Superman: Last Son of Earth...oh and Red more..Earth X.

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#18 Posted by deaditegonzo (4168 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9012 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good, but it's not the best.

Yup Kingdom Come was the greatest.

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#20 Edited by Arkhamc1tizen (2319 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingdom come and dark knight returns is best

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