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Superman Red Son
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Superman: Red Son is a comic book published by DC Comics that was released under their Elseworlds imprint in April, 2003. Author Mark Millar created the comic with the premise "what if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union?" It received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award for best limited series.

The series was told across three large prestige format comic books. It mixes alternate versions of DC super-heroes with alternate-reality versions of real political figures such as Joseph Stalin and John F. Kennedy. The series is split into three parts and spans roughly 1950-2000, save for a futuristic epilogue. The series was collected as a trade paperback in 2004 (ISBN 1-4012-0191-1), and remains available to this day. Tom DeSanto wrote the introduction to the trade paperback.

In Red Son, Superman's rocket ship lands on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas, an implied reason being a small time difference (a handful of hours) from the original timeline, meaning Earth's rotation placed the Ukraine in the ship's path instead of Kansas. Instead of fighting for "...truth, justice, and the American Way", Superman is described in Soviet radio broadcasts "...as the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact." His "secret identity" (i.e. the name his adoptive parents gave him) is a state secret.

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KevinArtSeeker Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I had just finished reading the book, and despite the confusing ending, I love it!
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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome job!!!!
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The2ndSoviet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
One of the best Superman Stories ever
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Senex-dbz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
This is one of my favorite comic books and this is very nice piece. Well done.
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cranenoir Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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