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He's a 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. A deftly written alternate take on the mythos of the Man of Steel, RED SON explores the classic tale of Superman's origins' -- if his rocketship had landed in the Soviet Union rather than Smallville, Kansas.

Instead of landing in Smallville, Kansas; Superman lands in the Soviet Union and is raised by Josef Stalin to become the Ultimate Soviet Hero.


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It wasn't my plan to be disappointed by this, and I suppose it is decent enough. I would probably have liked it more had I read it closer to when it originally came out, almost 12 years ago. It's possible the New 52 readings I've done lately have soured me on DC unfairly in this case. Even so, this story could have been much greater with a few different artistic choices. The premise is very solid and intriguing: what if Superman landed in Russia instead of the USA. Unfortunately, Mr. Millar ends...

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