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DC Comics Absolute Editions set the standard for the highest quality, most in-depth presentation of classic graphic novels. Each oversized volume is presented in a slipcase and includes unique additional material making each Absolute Edition a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. The latest Absolute Collection is the classic KINGDOM COME, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross. This riveting story set in the future pits the old guard—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers—against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes in the final war to determine the fate of the planet. Published to tie-in with the 10th Anniversary of its original publication, ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME is packaged in a beautifully designed slipcase that features an all-new painted image by Alex Ross, annotations of the entire series, rare art, promotional images, a gallery of DC Direct Kingdom Come products, a feature on the evolution of a story page and much more.

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Exhibit A in the compelling case for the growing popularity of graphic novels is Mark Waid and Alex Ross's blockbuster series Kingdom Come, a dark, brooding story sequence set in the DC Comics universe and featuring an apocalyptic struggle between the Justice League (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and their allies) and a new generation of powerful, violent, and amoral antiheroes. Now this bestselling miniseries gets the Absolute treatment in a tenth anniversary slipcased edition featuring annotation, articles, character profiles, sketches, and rare Ross artwork. We recommend this spectacular volume for collectors and series fans alike.
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In a future DC universe, today's heroes have mostly left the stage, and a new generation of less principled "meta-humans" has taken its place and begun wreaking havoc across Earth. When some of these reckless "heroes" cause an immense disaster, Superman, urged on by Wonder Woman, emerges from seclusion, calls together a group of superpowered supporters, and pledges to restore peace, safety, and order. But the aging Batman refuses to join his old comrades, instead pursuing his own plans to ensure humanity's future, which involve an alliance with Lex Luthor's shadowy Human Liberation Front. This is a new, high-quality oversized hardcover edition of one of the finest and most celebrated superhero graphic novels, featuring over 100 pages of annotation, sketches, and background material not present in the original trade edition. The book is packed with references best appreciated by longtime DC fans, but its appeal is far broader. Waid's writing has depth, emotion, and power; Ross's extraordinary painted artwork is masterful, realistic, and beautiful; and the story has resonance both biblical and mythical. No library should be without some edition of this book. Highly recommended for any teen or adult who has ever enjoyed a superhero story.-S.R. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401207687
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 8/12/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 15.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Waid
Mark Waid, Alabama native and current Los Angeleno, has written stories for every major comics publisher, amd his seminal graphic novel, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time.

 

Peter Krause is an American comic book artist. He is best known for his work on various DC Comics titles, most notably the Superman-related titles and THE POWER OF SHAZAM! with Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family. Krause, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, currently works as a freelance illustrator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    Waid and Ross are masters of their craft

    Author: Mark Waid & Painter: Alex Ross, together have crafted a magnificent story filled with every emotion possible. The adventure begins 10 years into the future. At a time when Superman has retired and most of the other heroes of his generation have followed suite, leaving a world full of mindless, vessels of destruction to protect the world. These new heroes destroy everything in their way as they attack each other for no reason. Finally, Wonder Woman, who has had enough, approaches Superman and asks him to come back to put a stop to this. He does, and in doing so, sets in motion a series of events that could lead to Armageddon. The story is narrated by pastor McKay, who is led around through the key events by the Spectre. The reader follows McKay in his travels through the DC Universe and watches (with him) as the events unfold. This story has its grand scenes and as well as intimate moments--it doesn't lowball one for the other. The story also takes you all over the DC Universe, from Metropolis (Supermans home town)to Themiscrya(Isle of the Amazons) and from Apkolips (Home world of Darkseid) to Atlantis (where Aquaman hangs out) and everywhere in between. Not only that, but practically every DC super hero and villain makes a cameo appearance in the course of the story. It's an incredible and breathtaking journey. Couple that with Alex Ross' illustrations and, well, his people look real. They have a real sense of weight and dimension to the way that they look. It's amazing! Mark Waid's story is truly epic in scope and scale and Ross captures all of it in his illustrations. It's an amazing and deeply touching story.

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