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Superman: Red Son (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Library Binding – April 8, 2014

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Turtleback; Reprint edition (April 8, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Library Binding ‏ : ‎ 168 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0606352287
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0606352284
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.75 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Along with Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar has been one of the key writers for Marvel Comics in the 21st century. After proving himself in the ’90s as a talent to watch while writing for DC Comics and the UK comic 2000AD, his arrival to Marvel came at a time when Ultimate Spider-Man had just shot up the sales charts. It was in this environment that Millar made his first major contribution to Marvel with Ultimate X-Men, as Millar integrated forty years’ worth of X-Men history, characters and lore into a solid two-year run, making the companion title to Ultimate Spider-Man every bit the creative and commercial success. Next up was The Ultimates, a new rendering of the Avengers that was to continue building on the success of the Ultimate line. He and artist Bryan Hitch pulled it all off in spades: The Ultimates and its sequel, Ultimates 2, were ensconced at the top of the sales charts every month; what’s more, they were critical successes, as well. Meanwhile, Millar was invited to enter the regular Marvel Universe to take a stab at two of its most iconic characters: Spider-Man and Wolverine. Paired with industry heavyweights to draw his stories — Terry Dodson on Marvel Knights Spider-Man and John Romita Jr. on Wolverine — Millar brought the same fast-paced and cleverly constructed plots with which his Ultimate fans were already familiar. Amid building a small library of Millarworld indie comic books — including the titles Chosen and Wanted, the latter of which was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Angelina Jolie — he managed to write Civil War, the epic seven-issue miniseries that definitively reshaped the landscape of Marvel’s heroes. Kick-A**, a Marvel Icon project done in tandem with John Romita Jr., made an impressive impact on the sales chart before also being adapted for a major motion picture. In addition, Millar has reunited with Civil War artist Steve McNiven in both the pages of Wolverine and their creator-owned book Nemesis.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2022
My original review for this was compaining about the quality of the e-comic itself, that review is below, along with the acompanying image.

Updated review:
In regards to the actual content of the book, it's great fun! A great thought experiment that puts into question some of the American exceptionalism that's built into the character of Superman. Would Superman still be a good guy if he was raised behind ""enemy"" lines?

Old Review:
Title: Don't buy the Kindle/Comixology version!

Content: The Kindle/Comixology version of this might not be authentic! The page formatting in the Kindle/Comixology version is completely wrong; all the pages have a big white border on the top and bottom, and the double page spreads are shrunk/cropped to fit inside a single page with black borders like shown above!

Do not buy!!
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Big Al
4.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting concept
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 13, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice alternate history!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but too small
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 24, 2017
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Terence Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 18, 2017