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160 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 2003
“I offered them Utopia, but they fought for the right to live in Hell.”Superman: Red Son is a very clever reimagining of Superman. Raised in the Soviet Union, Superman tilts the world toward communism. And in doing so, he eventually becomes a political leader, and falls prey to different impulses than the Superman we are used to, impulses that ultimately twist him into a much darker forceps the world. Lex Luthor plays a big role, and Russian Batman plays a smaller but still pivotal role. There are lots of cameos from other supervillains and DC characters (several are the one frame, ‘blink and you’ll miss them’ variety).