July 29, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Okay, last week was a bit of a mess. Things were not going well in my personal life and I also found out that I did not get the librarian job I thought I had a great chance at…so…I took a mental health week from just about everything. I really just want July to be over now. Thankfully, July will be done in about two days, so the week is already starting to look up. Now, ONTO THE REVIEW!
Superman: Red Son by Mark Miller
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*Published April 8, 2014*
I am not a fan of Superman. I’m just not, he’s too much of a goody goody and far too overpowered for me to really enjoy his stories. Thankfully, I have comic oriented friends who recommended this particular storyline to me to as this is different twist on Superman’s story. And to me, it was the twist that was needed.
In this vivid tale of Cold War paranoia, the ship carrying the infant who would grow up to become Superman lands in the midst of the 1950s Soviet Union, where he is raised on a collective. As he becomes a symbol to the Soviet people, the world changes drastically from what we know — bringing Superman into conflict with Batman, Lex Luthor and others.
Superman is raised in the Ukraine during the start of the Cold War. He is a man who wants to help the people, even if the people are enemies to the the Soviet Union. This is a alternative history and I absolutely love it! It’s a world where Superman does what he believes to be best in a world where everyone is tearing themselves apart. It’s a world where everything is the same, yet different. It’s a Superman that I could actually believe. He seems to have actual flaws that are used to make him seem more like an actual person.
I think this is really the only way I could enjoy Superman stories, which means I should probably look into Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Do you like Superman? Why or why not? Comment below and let me know!