The Soviet Union existed for 70 years, but don’t expect to find it as a location in the world of comic books

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Very few mainstream comics have been set in the Soviet Union. Exceptions include ‘Corto Maltese in Siberia,’ ‘The Golden House of Samarkand,’ and ‘Superman: The Red Son.’ Photo by Filip Stojanovski (CC-BY 2.0) depicts recent editions of the three comics, published in Serbia. The Soviet Union existed for 70 years, from 1922 to 1991, and at its height encompassed 15 states stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea to the Bering Strait. Despite its importance in world affairs for much of the 20th century, there’s one area of international culture in which the USSR barely existed: the world of c…

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