What if baby Kal-El’s rocket landed, not in Kansas, but in the Soviet Union? What happens when the Last Son of Krypton is raised by another set of parents under a different culture? That is the premise of this Elseworld’s tale from DC Comics.
In the alternate DC Universe of Red Son, Kal-El’s pod landed not in Kansas, but on a Ukrainian collective farm in 1938. Instead of embodying Truth, Justice and the American Way, Superman becomes the most powerful symbol of the Soviet Union, one that completely alters the course of 20th Century history. In this world, Lex Luthor is the US government’s last, best hope of stopping the spread of communism, Wonder Woman is a Themysciran ambassador enamored with the Man of Steel’s vision of a better world and Batman is a terrorist hellbent on tearing down everything Superman has built.
Come join us as we watch this Elseworlds tale together and see just why the original comic by writer Mark Millar and artist Dave Johnson is an inspired choice of source material.
Please read on below to prepare yourself for how this works:
Who: You, silly!
What: Superman: Red Son
Where: Right here on the forums! In this thread! In the comments below! Maybe on your phone! But also, you’ll be watching Superman: Red Son on a big screen. So there, too.
When: Wednesday, July 1st, at 6p PST/9p EST
Why: Because the community that geeks out together, stays together.
How: Great question- read below!
CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAY – You must have a subscription to DC Universe to access Superman: Red Son.
DUAL-WIELDING – Watch-Alongs are best experienced on two devices; Your phone for comments, and your big screen for viewing.
2, 1 LET’S JAM – Have your clicking finger on the “play” button and ready for action- we’ll be starting at the stroke of the hour.
CREDITS MUST ROLL - Please do not skip the opening or end credits so we all stick together. Anyone lost in the Speed Force, just let us know!
A WRINKLE IN TIME – If you get lost in the time, you can calculate where the audience is by checking the minute- For example, if it’s 6:15 pm PST, then we are 15 minutes into the show. Or, just check with us in the comments and we’ll happily let you know what we’re watching.
We’re so excited to hang out in the proverbial living room with you all and watch the events of this character-studded show unfold!