Superman: Red Son #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Jeff Johnson Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 2, 2003

    Moments of the Man of Steel's humanity are not forgotten. We see Superman interact with the innocent he has vowed to protect, his childhood friends--who are clumsily renamed--and rivals he wishes he had not. Thoughtful, exhilarating and definitely Superman, Red Son is this year's most pleasant surprise. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Page45 May 30, 2003

    The problems with this book are two-fold. Firstly, while there are a great many interesting political questions that can be raised by this issue, Millar has so far failed to raise them himself. We, the readers, can raise them on his behalf, but this shouldn't be necessary. The other problem is one that appears time and again with Elseworlds: one superhero gets rewritten and then suddenly the rest get jealous and jump in too. So we end up with Wonder Woman and what appears to be the origin of Batman thrown in for good measure. If these mini-series sales are so lacklustre that they need to be bolstered with appearances by other superheroes, then DC should just stop doing them. Having said that, you can see Millar getting his geek thrills from this, and if you're of that predilection you can join in. Millar may be too close to the characters (he's a DC fanboy*) to produce the sort of rewrite he's doing for Marvel, or maybe it's just that politics aren't really his thing. Either way, this Read Full Review

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