November 21, 2010

To her friend regarding the cover of Superman: Red Son...

This book serves as a 'What If?' or 'Elseworlds' story that takes place outside of the
Superman continuity and deals with what could have happened if baby Superman had landed
on earth in Soviet Russia instead of Kansas. The cover of which can be seen here

21 comments:

  1. She had a "viva la revolucion" t-shirt and was unable to recognize the soviet hammer and sickle. What an idiot.

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  2. She wasn't really wearing the t-shirt though, right? Please tell me you added the t-shirt in.

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  3. Wow. Mark Millar and DC Comics were apparently aiming too high when they assumed comic book readers would know enough about 20th century world history to recognize the hammer and sickle or what "red" meant politically. Fascists wore brown and black.

    Oh and of course there is an alternate universe Nazi Superman in DC Comics.

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  4. sadly not surprised by this. how sad... Red Son (just by name mind you) implies communism to me. Not really sure where she got the "nazi" bit from

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  5. Functionally illiterate people rarely understand the crushing irony that comes with their own misguided outrage at such things. Expecting an over privileged 20 something year old child to grasp what things were like in their early years past Transformers and He-Man is like asking your dog to stop licking his ass. You do it because it would help them stop spreading fecal matter from their mouthes, but you know they just don't care.

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  6. Seriously too many shade of fail...

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  7. Must be a fan of Glenn Beck. The wingnuts are always confusing Nazis with Soviets.

    Incidentally, there is a Nazi Superman called Ubermensch from an alternate "Nazis won WWII" universe. He showed up in Final Crisis.

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  8. Yes Virginia, the stupid DOES burn!

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  9. Oh god. This is legitimately disturbing to me.

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  10. The Boston education system has failed her.

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  11. There is a 'what if' story that posits Superman as a Nazi. It's called 'Übermensch', written by Kim Newman in 1991, and made into a short film in 2009, script adaptation by Daniel Poole, and directed by Simon Temple. The short film is very good and well worth watching.

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  12. Wow.. just.. Wow.

    Though I must say that back in high school, before Red Sun, I remember doing a doodle of a Nazi Superman where he ended up in Germany. There would be a big revel where he finally realized what Hiter's been doing and he turns on his country.

    Of course SNL also did a skit with a Nazi Superman decades ago.

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  13. Kinda worrying that someone can confuse two such radically different political ideologies, especially when the book had such a blatantly Soviet cover to it.

    I do like the fact that the Nazi 'what if' Superman is called Übermensch, what with it being the literal German translation of Superman, as well as a concept of Nietzche's.

    Just goes to show that some folk really should engage the Brain/Mouth filter more often.

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  14. God, I want to punch that bitch

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  15. Racist, self-righteous, anti-Semitic, militant, brainwashed army with a superiority complex; classless, anti-Capitalist, universally oppressive society with government-mandated, redistribution of wealth and land; same difference.

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  16. Today's kids have forgotten the cold war, that is so sad.

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  17. @Sorceror, I think the Soviets were pretty anti-Semitic as well.

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  18. Anonymous:

    Soviet antisemitism was different than Nazi antisemitism. Soviet anti-Semites (like most anti-Semites) just wanted to "keep Jews in their place" and while antisemitism was widespread in the Soviet Union (and often supported by government policy) antisemitism was not an essential part of Soviet ideology. By contrast: the Nazis sought to annihilate Jews, Judaism, and all signs of Jewish culture and it was one of their major raisons d'être.

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  19. People should know the actual contents of a work before they start screaming.

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  20. I'm just glad a comic I drew made this blog.

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  21. This comes four years late, but still I needed to say it:

    The goverment of the Soviet Union did not support anti-semitism in any way. Anti-semitism was actually a punishable crime and ranked pretty high in the list of worst crimes you could commit against soviet law. In addition, racist attitudes could be prosecuted under the charge of "promoting inter-ethnical strife", which during the war and particulary inside the Red Army could get you court-martialed and put against the wall.

    Compare it to actitudes in the west, where anti-semitism was ok until the world found out about the nazi extermination camps, and were racial segregation was ok until the 60's.

    You can charge the Soviet Union with a lot of things, but racism and anti-semitism was not one of them.

    (Of course, if you were a jew and a bourgeois, they would give you a one-way ticket to Siberia. But for being a bourgeois, not for being a jew).

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