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September 07, 2009

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Pete

Red Son has been out in softback for ages - why are they re-releasing it as a hardback? It's a great book - shame mine got pilfered by a Mormon Missionary!

Mr Eugenides

Lovely. Perusing Superman #300, I stumbled upon this rather mordant vignette... http://superman.nu/tales2/2001/?page=7

"The years roll on... and by 1990 --- the new Empire State Building has reclaimed the title of the world's tallest skyscraper [...] the hallowed White House remains unchanged... except that it is covered by an impenetrable dome... protected from all who might do the President harm!"

If only...

David

Pete,

Maybe the new edition is to exploit the recent interest in Watchmen, with which it has quite a bit in common.

Ben Hicks

I think I know how to make the next Superman movie not suck.

Shave the Forest

Anything would be better than 'Superman Returns'.

David

“Anything would be better than ‘Superman Returns’.”

The space shuttle / airliner scene was great,* but almost everything else was either disappointing or horribly misconceived. Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane? And did Superman really need to spawn a mawkish asthmatic child? Way to kill a franchise, Bryan.

*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IexEzk6TTSY

Wm T Sherman

"What If?" "Superman had landed in Germany."

SNL skit. Aired Jan. 27, 1979.

Transcript:

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/78/78jwhatif.phtml

(Apparently free video is unavaialble.)

JuliaM

I'm not normally a DC fan. But I might just pick this one up...

David

Julia,

I’m not a big DC fan either, or a big Superman fan (except for Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman series); but it’s a fun read and worth picking up. Not least for Batman’s excellent hat.

James S

You gotta love the Bat Hat.

http://www.youbuynow.com/img/items/114358467050555800.jpg

Pete

https://readers-of-the-lost-art.org.uk/?p=133
This is my friend Aaron's review of it. Is it true Mark Millar is himself a Communist?

Matt

The Soviets already had a man of steel, his name was Stalin. The name comes from the Russian word for steel. Stalin was really from Georgia and his actual name was Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili.

Matt

I guess you would also have to hope that Superman did not land on a Ukrainian Kulak farm during the Great Famine. One could make the argument that he might have grown up more anti Soviet and anti Russian than Joe McCarthy, but with a propensity toward the Ukrainian national dish of Sala.

David

Pete,

I vaguely recall Millar wanting to do a collaborative version of Das Kapital, which suggests he takes Marx a little too seriously. Though from what I’ve read of his comic work, he doesn’t hammer any uniform political line and has pursued all kinds of perspectives, depending on the story.

sackcloth and ashes

'Lovely. Perusing Superman #300, I stumbled upon this rather mordant vignette... http://superman.nu/tales2/2001/?page=7'

Mr E, I think you've found another entry for the 'Stupid Comics' page:

http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/index.html

Osumashi Kinyobe

Interesting if not morally troublesome premise.
Also, please remember that Superman is the invention of a Canadian artist, Joel Shuster (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0795975/). That's right- Superman's on OUR side.

(joking)

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