Superman: Red Son

This Superman story is a little bit different from all the others. The story starts in the 1950s, and sets up the board and the pieces. The world is nearly identical to the real one to begin with, but starts diverging rapidly as the Soviet Union unveils its newest asset, Superman, upsetting the Cold War and turning the nuclear arms race into a super-being arms race.

At this point Superman is a newcomer in Stalin’s inner circle. Having grown up in Ukraine, he’s kind-hearted and just but also dedicated to the cause of communism. When possible, he spends his time detecting and preventing accidents around the USSR. His enemy is the American Lex Luthor, a legitimate scientist at the employ of S.T.A.R. Labs and a super-genius who is very well aware of his intellect and has very little regard for lesser minds. He is married to Lois Lane. At the behest of his CIA contact, Agent Olsen, he begins attempts to destroy Superman.

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