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June 20, 2004

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Superheroes, Meet South Asia

Oh man, this is WEIRD. And awesome. Who’s next? Who would Superman turn out to be if his space capsule crashed in Andhra Pradesh instead of Kansas?

(Link via Boing Boing.)

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Posted June 20, 2004 at 9:36 | Comments (4) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Gleeful Miscellany

Comments

You've seen the "what if Superman's space capsule had landed in the Soviet Union instead of the USA," right?

Posted by: Gavin on June 20, 2004 at 10:39 PM

Funny you should mention it! I looked for "Red Son" at the bookstore today while I was there, but they didn't have it. I totally want to read it.

Posted by: Robin on June 20, 2004 at 11:01 PM

Red Son is pretty good, although Superman is much more omnipotent than I remember him being (and it has an oddly planet-of-the-apes-esque ending).

As always, I think I dug its take on Batman more than anything else.

Posted by: Gavin on June 21, 2004 at 09:24 AM

Seriously, Batman is so much more mythologically potent than Superman.

I can't wait for the new movie.

Posted by: Robin on June 21, 2004 at 10:33 AM
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