Kingdom Come {New Edition}

Kingdom Come {New Edition}


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Set in the not so distant future, the DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass, becoming just as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. With Batman retired, Superman in a self-imposed exile and the rest of the Justice League nowhere to be found, it seems that all hope is lost.

But not for long.

After a cataclysmic event costs the lives of millions, the Justice League—led by a rejuvenated Superman—returns to bring balance back to the world. However, the new guard will not go down quietly. A battle is coming between the uncompromising protectors and a untamed group of young powerhouses—one that will define what heroism truly is.

Winner of five Eisner and Harvey Awards, Kingdom Come is the best-selling graphic novel form acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401220341
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 84,446
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alex Ross first came to prominence as the illustrator of Marvel’s before producing the award-winning Kingdom Come.  With a graphic novel for Vertigo (Uncle Sam), several projects for Marvel Comics, and six oversized graphic novels starring DC's iconic heroes (collected in The World's Greatest Heroes), the top-selling Justice series and more, he continues to bring comics to a broader audience. In 2003, Ross was the subject of a retrospective of his work for DC Comics, Mythology (Pantheon Books), written and designed by Chip Kidd.

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Kingdom Come {New Edition} 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
TyrionLannister More than 1 year ago
Alex Ross has done very good artwork, on many different books, but I think this is his magnum opus. The art is truly unbelievable, page after page of painted masterwork, its incredible. The story is no slouch either, its follows the exploits of all DC's famed heroes, in a not to distant future, where everything has changed, for the worse. Despite the sense of inevitable doom, Kingdom Come is actually a very hopefull story. It shows that in a world where black and white are slowly blurring, just leave it to DC's finest and it will be alright. The book also quotes heavily from the biblical book of Revelation, now of course much of the quotes are taken completely out of context, but that adds somewhat of a deeper element to the narrative. But the book even has a heavy message about the Bible itself, pointing out that despite the constant endtimes predictions the Bible is open to interpretation, something alot of religious zealots would profit from knowing, altogether Kingdom Come, is profound and worth your time and money, Cheers.
eg180 More than 1 year ago
After Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Alan Moore's Watchmen, this is my 3rd favorite graphic novel of all time. It's a great story with wonderful artwork, some of the best I've ever seen. It's set in the future, when the sons, daughters and even grandchildren of Earth's mightiest heroes have inherited the Earth and their parents have thrown up their hands in disgust and either left or gone into hiding. Unfortunately, due to how powerful they are, there are no more "villains" to speak of, so they pretty much just fight amongst themselves in battles that put ordinary citizens in danger. Coming out of a self-imposed exile, Superman returns and reunites the old Justice League in an attempt to reign in the younger generation and restore peace to the world. But, will he succeed or will he lead the world to Armageddon? You'll have to read to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST COMIC EVER! Never knew it was satirical.
dschander on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The king of DC's Elseworlds series. The story starts about 10 years after the (then-current) mid-1990s DC landscape, with Superman in self-imposed exile/retirement. Without a leader, the rest of the world's superheroes have mostly dispersed as well, leaving only a new generation of super-powered beings influenced by nothing beyond self interest. But soon Superman is coaxed out of retirement to face a fast-brewing war amongst various human and superhero factions.It's a killer story, both a ripping good ¿what if¿ story and an insightful commentary on the state of superhero stories in general. The writing is tight, the art beautiful. I've always loved AU stories for their ability to place characters in unfamiliar territory (be it in time or circumstances) and still make them an perceptive commentary of the one we're used to.Brilliant.
FFortuna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kingdom Come is kind of like Watchmen, only with real DC superheroes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and all the rest. It was published in 1997, is less than half the size of Watchmen, and is absolutely fantastic.The story takes place some time after the classic "metahumans" have retired, and the world is now being overrun by a new breed of superhero. The kind that America asked for, the kind that doesn't have any rules about not killing its enemies. Unfortunately, they also don't care about human collateral damage. The old superheroes come out of retirement to try to set things to right. The story is told in the form of a Christmas Carol-esque journey taken by a pastor and a cloaked spirit who demands that he judge the superheroes and say who will be punished in the end.The characterization is very good. My favorite character is Batman, which comes as no surprise to me. The art is very good too, not drawing attention to itself while being colorful and descriptive. There are a lot of large panels that I really loved looking at.The plot is amazing, really grabs you by the throat and makes you listen to what it's saying... It asks questions like "Why do we fight?" "Why should we?" "Who is a part of the human race, and what does that mean?" I was on the edge of my seat the entire book, desperate to know how it ended, and it certainly delivered on its promise of a grand finale.Reread: It's just as good the second time through, if not better, especially now that I'm more familiar with the minor DC characters that make appearances. One of my favorite graphic novels of all time.
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Cmarsh456em More than 1 year ago
Do not pass this one up! 
Dunn_Savo More than 1 year ago
amazing art great story perfect graphic novel
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