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Product: Green Lantern Red Son Action Figure
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Description: The Green Lantern Red Son action figure comes right out of the Red Son series. Originally the Superman Red Son was based on the premise "what if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union?" It received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award for best limited series. The series told across three large prestige format comic books mixes alternate versions of DC superheroes with alternate-reality versions of real political figures such as Joseph Stalin and John F. Kennedy. Way cool. In Red Son Superman's rocket ship lands on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas an implied reason being a small time difference (a handful of hours) from the original timeline meaning Earth's rotation placed Ukraine in the Superman's ship's path instead of Kansas. Instead of fighting for "... truth justice and the American Way" Superman is described in Soviet radio broadcasts "... as the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin socialism and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact." In the Red Son series Hal Jordan / Green Lantern is a pilot and vengeful ex-prisoner of war chosen by Luthor for his extraordinary powers of visualization (developed by fantasizing in captivity) and for having the moral purity (which Luthor lacks) to operate the power ring. He comes to lead a super-powered army of Luthor's devising the Green Lantern Marine Corps some members being named after other Green Lanterns (Scott Rayner Gardner and Stewart). Jordan's predecessor as Green Lantern of Sector 2814 Abin Sur also makes a brief appearance as a deceased unnamed alien whose crashed spacecraft provides Luthor with a power ring and battery. Green Lantern Action Figure Attributes 6.75" Multiple points of articulation Green Lantern!