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This Superman is the comrade of steel, da!

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Red Son (2)

The story of Superman is easily summarised in a few lines. Doomed planet. Desperate scientists. Last hope. Kindly couple. No matter how much Superman changes over the years, that core origin is what truly defines the hero. It’s what I dig about him, what makes him so great because he happens to have absolute power and has managed to avoid being corrupted by it. But what if Superman had landed elsewhere? What if Superman was…a communist?

That was the idea behind the comic Red Son, which featured a Superman that had been raised on the collective farms of Soviet Russia during the Stalin days. It’s a damn good read, written by Mark Millar and drawn by the art team of Dave Johnson, Kilian Plunkett, Andrew Robinson, Walter Wong and Paul Mounts. It’s a saga that spans decades as Superman clashes with Lex Luthor, internal fears and various Cold War reimaginings of familiar heroes. And that Superman is getting a pretty awesome collectible statue.

Sideshow Collectibles has a $469.99 replica of the comrade of steel, that measures in at height of 25″ (635mm), with a width of 16″ (406.4mm). That’s pretty damn massive. Anyway, onto the pictures!

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed something else in those pictures: Red Son Wonder Woman. Which should make for a nice pair of statues when they hit the market next year April to June. If throwing down that many beans on a statue doesn’t apply to you however, do yourself a favour and check out the Red Son graphic novel. As I said, it’s a kickass ride of truth, justice and the Soviet Union way.

Last Updated: May 15, 2015

14 Comments

  1. In Soviet Russia Superman poops kryptonite. Also…

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    • Alex DeLarge

      May 16, 2015 at 11:46

      Frankly my boy, no one gives a damn.

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      • MelissaCChasse

        May 16, 2015 at 13:37

        ????$77 /hr on the computer@md18//

        ???https://Stoke NetM0neyPeak.com/top/hints…

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      • MaxineJLucas

        May 17, 2015 at 14:46

        ?????$77 /hr 0n the computer@me27//

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        ???http://NetFrontRowNetM0ney Store.work/flash/h0me…

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 18, 2015 at 07:47

        They sure gave a damn on that video, never seen the community so split before

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        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 18, 2015 at 07:57

          I give a damn Hammer. I do!
          (I got your back).

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 08:05

            XD

        • Admiral Chief

          May 18, 2015 at 07:58

          Well, it looks like a spambot, only joined 2 days ago, and judging by the two VERY similar comments here, it may be the fact

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 08:04

            I like his name though, Clockwork Orange.

  2. Lynley

    May 16, 2015 at 08:37

    The Wonder Woman looks like a repaint of an earlier figure and there is supposed to be a Red Son Batman coming as well. Check the Sideshow website they have a competition up where you stand a chance, slim as it is, of winning all three.

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  3. Alex DeLarge

    May 16, 2015 at 11:46

    No body gives a damn about this.

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  4. hneyjhon

    May 17, 2015 at 18:13

    ?????With?you? ?lazygamer???.-. < my roomate's mom makes $85 /hr on the internet . She has been without work for eight months but last month her paycheck was $17976 just working on the internet for a few hours.

    Try this site. GET MORE INFO

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  5. Captain JJ Browman

    May 18, 2015 at 07:03

    Pretty cool concept. Will have to give it a read.

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  6. lygamnt

    May 18, 2015 at 10:37

    When they did the whole story line where Superman gave up his American citizenship to be a citizen of the world I stopped giving a rats arse about this comic book and this action figure is every leftists wet dream

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