Kingdom Come #1

    Kingdom Come » Kingdom Come #1 - Kingdom Come released by DC Comics on 1997.

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    Kingdom Come last edited by BuffaloDelorean on 02/23/24 12:33PM View full history

    An introduction by Elliot S. Maggin for Kingdom Come TPB.

    Dedicated to Christopher Reeve.

    Set just after the dawn of the 21st Century in a world spinning inexorably out of control comes this grim tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting story pitting the old guard — Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers — against a new uncompromising generation and ultimately in the final war against each other to determine nothing less than the future of the planet.

    Rorschach, Captain America, Thor and Spider-Man all make cameo appearances yet are not part of DC continuity.


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    The Epic "End?" 0

    Many have said that this is a rework of Alan Moore's Twilight of the Superhero story.  I am an Alan Moore fan and I say who cares?  This is one great graphic novel.  Many major comic-book characters are in this book.  My personal favorite is Wesley Dodds the Golden Age Sandman!  We never see him in custom, but the tale is told in the same drug influence haze he is famed for.  Alex Ross, is Alex Ross... his art is stunning.  No one paints a comic like him. The Art alone makes this a good investme...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Thumbs Up (if not all the way up) 0

    The series (now graphic novel) "Kingdom Come" was recommended to me by friends, shopkeepers and online recommendation wizards for a decade before I finally got around to reading it. As can be expected from something that was been on the "to read" pile for so long, a great deal of anticipation was built up in my mind. Did it live up to the hype?Sort of.Let me explain. "Kingdom Come" was a DC Comics 'Elseworlds' (parallel universe - unaffected by long range continuity) stoy of the DC superheroes -...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Thy Will Be Done 0

    Note: NAH - Nineties Anti Hero , GAH - Golden Age Hero  In essence, this marvellous book is a tribute to the Golden Age and the NAH while deconstructing both tropes, ergo in essence a deconstruction of the superhero figure per se.  In essence, it shows how both extremes are ineffectual with real human society. The writing and artwork are nothing short of fantastic.  Waid manages to completely evolve classic characters to their next logical step while thanks to Alex Ross' art tribute their origin...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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