In this story by Patrick Ness, we follow young Todd Hewitt as he and his dog Manchee flee through swamps and forests, over hills and through plains, searching for an unknown place of safety, with nothing to his name but a small bag and a knife. Stumbling upon Viola, a lost girl from The Old World, the two are on the run from Todd's old settlement, and more specifically from its large army that is out to capture him.
The walking dead are tearing through the world. An unlikely man with the gift – or curse? – of immunity, and an equally unlikely group of survivors struggle to remain uninfected. The group – a convict, a Sasquatch-sized mute genius, and a young girl – must pull together to fight off thousands of slow-walking, brain-eating zombies, and hundreds of their much faster and smarter cousins, the “runners,” in order to find some semblance of a normal life. Unfortunately, the walking and running dead aren’t the only dangers in this world.
In an alternate universe, Superman lands in Communist-controlled Ukraine and become a symbol for the U.S.S.R. rather than the United States. In the coming decades, as Cold War tension mounts, American genius Lex Luthor leads the attempt to stop him and his ever-spreading ideology by any means necessary. Given the increasing number of retakes on superhero origin stories, especially in recent years, its odd to find one as refreshing as Red Son.