Author Topic: Super Man: Red Son  (Read 4988 times)

acpracht

  • EA Staff
  • *****
  • Posts: 229
on: March 21, 2011, 01:32:09 AM
I'm probably well off timely here, but I just want to recommend Super Man: Red Son. Really liked it - it's superman as a soviet rather than an american...



kibitzer

  • Purveyor of Unsolicited Opinions
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 2228
  • Kibitzer: A meddler who offers unwanted advice
Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 01:52:08 AM
Isn't it cool? I really, really liked that one -- as long as you ignore all the names matching up. But it's a great take on what might have been if the rocket arrived just a little sooner (or is it later??)


stePH

  • Actually has enough cowbell.
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 3906
  • Cool story, bro!
    • Thetatr0n on SoundCloud
Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 06:03:01 PM
Fighting for truth, justice, and the Soviet way?  :-\

"Nerdcore is like playing Halo while getting a blow-job from Hello Kitty."
-- some guy interviewed in Nerdcore Rising


birdless

  • Lochage
  • *****
  • Posts: 581
  • Five is right out.
Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 07:21:24 PM
There's got to be a good Yakov Smirnoff joke here, somewhere…



DKT

  • Friendly Neighborhood
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 4980
  • PodCastle is my Co-Pilot
    • Psalms & Hymns & Spiritual Noir
Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 07:42:12 PM
Oh, good to know.

I've read a few things by Millar and have yet to be too enthused about them. Will have to check this out!


stePH

  • Actually has enough cowbell.
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 3906
  • Cool story, bro!
    • Thetatr0n on SoundCloud
Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 08:41:53 PM
There's got to be a good Yakov Smirnoff joke here, somewhere…

Was there ever more than one Yakov Smirnoff joke?

"Nerdcore is like playing Halo while getting a blow-job from Hello Kitty."
-- some guy interviewed in Nerdcore Rising


acpracht

  • EA Staff
  • *****
  • Posts: 229
Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 08:53:50 PM
Isn't it cool? I really, really liked that one -- as long as you ignore all the names matching up. But it's a great take on what might have been if the rocket arrived just a little sooner (or is it later??)
Yes, very cool. And re: stEPH - It's odd, but he almost seems to fit in better with the whole communist "save the common man" idea than with capitalism.

Did I just call Superman a communist? Yes, I suppose I did...

Seriously, what I really liked was the spinning forward into the future of the "Luthers." THAT was brilliant.

Didn't care for the fuzzy Russian hat on Batman, though.



kibitzer

  • Purveyor of Unsolicited Opinions
  • Hipparch
  • ******
  • Posts: 2228
  • Kibitzer: A meddler who offers unwanted advice
Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 01:33:51 AM
Didn't care for the fuzzy Russian hat on Batman, though.

You think Batman doesn't have a cold climates Bat Hat??


iamafish

  • Matross
  • ****
  • Posts: 261
    • Thoughts from a Fish Bowl
Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 02:51:37 AM
he probably has a specially designed batsuit that contains a thermal layer or two.

Or he has a 'make me warmer' gadget on his utility belt.


acpracht

  • EA Staff
  • *****
  • Posts: 229
Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 02:47:00 PM
Didn't care for the fuzzy Russian hat on Batman, though.

You think Batman doesn't have a cold climates Bat Hat??
Not saying it isn't practical; just that it looks extremely silly...