Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day

Superman, the commie one, bids you a happy May Day!


Arkonbey said...

I might read that, but they probably just make him turn into regular old Mr. Truth and Justice in the end.

Dean Wormer said...

Holy crap!

Did you look at the pix I uploaded yesterday in the unfinished post about graphic novels?

I used those exact same pictures.

That is just too weird.

BTW: I read Red Son this week. It is really, really good. Arkonbey is partially right that he becomes a good guy (of a sort) but it's only after the character takes a very, very dark turn.

Great re-imagining of the DC universe.

TF said...

so... the communist version of super-man is supposed to be evil?

that's a shocker.

Dean Wormer said...


It's not like that. He starts off as noble as before, unwilling to hurt humans or Americans.

But the writer cleverly use the history of the Soviet Union and particulary the power vacuum at the death of Stalin to have Supes make some minor choices that wind up having major affect on the future. Not to mention that Lex Luthor is still consumed with killing Supes but has nobody to oppose him in the U.S.

Think about if Supes decided he could do good by utilizing political power. If he could fee everybody and cause full employment would he be willing to sacrifice people's freedoms for the greater good? He's physically rescuing stupid humans all the time, what about increasing their lifespan?

It's hard to explain but I do think the guy that wrote this did a good job of walking a tightrope on this story and keeping Superman sympathetic, even if he was evil.

It's actually a pretty complicated morality tale and well worth reading.

Arkonbey said...

Hmmmm... I may have to check that out!

TF said...

sorry for snapping.
I'm just too used to that kind of two-dimensional thinking you know?
Glad to know I was mistaken :-)

Randal Graves said...

I want to know when Commie Supes is gonna disperse the vodka.

The Moody Minstrel said...

It does sound like a very intriguing and thought-provoking story (if it's as well done as described here), but I think the concept cost me a couple of sanity points.

bulette said...

This reminds me of where Alan Moore's treatment of Miracleman winded up. Neat.