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Kingdom Come 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 This new th Anniversary edition features sket

  • Title: Kingdom Come
  • Author: Mark Waid
  • ISBN: 9781401260828
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 This new, 20th Anniversary edition features sketches and bonus material explaining the rich, detailed world from the minds of Waid and Ross Set in the not so distant future, the DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of cWinner of five Eisner and Harvey Awards, KINGDOM COME is the best selling graphic novel form acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross This new, 20th Anniversary edition features sketches and bonus material explaining the rich, detailed world from the minds of Waid and Ross 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 The previous regime of heroes the Justice League returns under the most dire of circumstances, setting up a battle of the old guard against these uncompromising protectors in a battle that will define what heroism truly is Collects KINGDOM COME 1 4.

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    1. One of the DC’s crown jewels!This TPB edition collects “Kingdom Come” #1-4, plus an epilogue (exclusive of the collected TPB edition), an introduction by Elliot S. Maggin (who did the prose novelization), and a Sketch gallery (including a guide of the characters portraited on each individual cover of the original comic book issues).Creative Team:Writers: Mark Waid & Alex RossIllustrator: Alex RossLetterer: Todd KleinROAD TO KINGDOM COMEThis epic tale showing the last days of the DC Sup [...]

    2. Kingdom Come should be in the (holy) canon of graphic novels. It is easily among the top 25 (10?) greatest stories ever written for super-hero comics. The story takes place in the future. Most of the DC roster of heroes have grown old. Superman (don’t call him Clark) has retired. It seems that the public can only stand so much of villains, like the Joker, who, because of the thou-shalt-not-kill-villains hero code, just escape from jail and repeatedly wreak havoc.Some heroes break the code, sta [...]

    3. This story is about the children and grandchildren of the Old Guard superheroes (think Justice League and the like), who are lacking in finesse, compassion and an overriding need to protect the regular people. Instead, they bicker, brag about wiping out Old Guard villains and then proceed to become the villains by having gang fights out in public, putting the humans at risk amidst flying cars, crumbling buildings and all types of energy blasts. Superman has since withdrawn from things after a yo [...]

    4. This is such a layered story that it almost makes no sense to write a review after only one reading. On the other hand, despite being very good (and make no mistake, it’s very good), this is probably one I won’t be re-reading soon. It’s a demanding story, and occasionally unsettling, much like Watchmen. There’s even a novelization (Kingdom Come), which I may even seek out at some stage, to fill in the gaps.The story deals with the premise of a world filled with superhumans who have no re [...]

    5. Three words: Alex Ross' artwork. Wow! The detail in this is beautiful, and the way he aged these iconic heroes without making them appear creepy was amazing! (Which begs the question, "Why do so many artists equate aging with disfigurement?". Ahem. *steps down from soap box*)Mark Waid really does a good job at telling this what-if tale. It's not perfect, but it definitely has it's moments.(view spoiler)[ An aging Batman is talking to the now-grey Superman, and in mid-sentence Bruce turns around [...]

    6. "They move freely through the streets… through the world, but unopposed. They are, after all… our protector."I wasn't expecting to like this. I really wasn't. It was just one of those days when I have no idea what to read, then remembered someone recommending this, so I picked it up. Imagine my surprise when I ended up loving it. I'm pretty iffy with older comics because of how they are written. I don't really enjoy the way it's written as some of them are written in a very dated way. I pref [...]

    7. "Kingdom Come" is one of the most boring, overrated, and simply bad "event" books from DC I've read. It lacks a coherent narrative, competent writing, strong characterisation, and, maybe most basic of all, an interesting story. Mark Waid's writing on this book is truly abysmal. The saving grace of this book is Alex Ross' artwork which may be the reason so many people think it's a "classic" of the superhero genre. But even Ross' photo-realistic art can't save it from the literary quagmire it driv [...]

    8. Stunned. I am stunned. This is absolutely stunning. Where to even start?The closest thing I can compare this to is Crisis On Infinite Earths. It's on a much smaller scale setting wise, just the one Earth, but the cast of characters is immense, so complex and otherworldly I won't even get into it. And the writing is ripe with social criticism and politics. And there are many plots.The story, much like Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross's Marvels, is told from a bystander's perspective, a pastor who has lo [...]

    9. I love Alex Ross's superhero art, especially on a book like Kingdom Come. There's the right mix of epic pages with awe-inspiring visuals and panels that use realism to show these still larger-than-life characters as flawed and human, in their own ways. The character design, both aging up existed DC characters and creating new ones, is almost flawless.And yes, there's a story, too. And the story is perfectly suited for the art, or vice versa. It's a story with larger-than-life, almost godlike her [...]

    10. Beautiful art, deep and interesting story full of twists and truths hidden behind truths.And really how do you control a world full of meta humans and how do you keep faith.If you're a fan of super hero comics this one is almost essential.

    11. 4.0 to 4.5 stars. Excellent graphic novel with incredible art by Alex Ross and a compelling storyline set in the near future of the DC universe in which the "old guard" super heroes (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern) retired from service and were replaced by a much more brash, violent and careless group of meta-humans who are not so easily distinguished from the bad guys they fight. The story involves Superman being lured out of retirement in order to help get the world back on the [...]

    12. This is just about as bad a book as DK2.There is a Power Girl Boob joke at the end, almost as if Waid read this and realized it had not a single moment of levity.This is dark and right wing reactionary garbage. It's scary because it doesn't seem far off. Everything new or different or changed is bad. Also everyone in the justice league except batman and flash just abandon everyone.Throw in the weird religious blunt hammering over the headjust NOT my cup of tea.I've now read 2 horrid books in a r [...]

    13. easily the best artwork I've seen so far in a comic book. Alex Ross may use models and photographs and Photoshop intensively in order to obtain this photorealistic effect, but I don't really care as long as the final product is something like this. He's abusing a little the trick of illuminating a face from bellow to increase dramatism, but I love the color palette and the dynamism of his scenes.The decision to depict the superheroes as mature / older versions of their established images is anot [...]

    14. This story is about the children and grandchildren of the Old Guard superheroes (think Justice League and the like), who are lacking in finesse, compassion and an overriding need to protect the regular people. Instead, they bicker, brag about wiping out Old Guard villains and then proceed to become the villains by having gang fights out in public, putting the humans at risk amidst flying cars, crumbling buildings and all types of energy blasts. Superman has since withdrawn from things after a yo [...]

    15. Possibly the best comic ever written. The artwork alone makes this a joy to look at but the story goes into just what really makes a hero.Kingdom Come takes place in an alternate future. Superman, and most of the Golden Age heroes, have retired or gone underground. Other heroes, new heroes, who were willing to seek street justice were chosen by the masses. Why keep locking up criminals who later escape when a metahuman (person with super powers) could kill the bad guy and solve the problem perma [...]

    16. I just had to throw this picture in here because wow. This was awesome and I could stare at this image for hours.It took a little while to get started and it was difficult to get used to how many characters there are in this. There's a key in the back to identify almost all the characters, but it's almost no use because of just how many there are and how small many of their roles are. But still, I'm glad they threw that in.The plot was also a little tricky at first but turned out to be very comp [...]

    17. I know that this was one of those epic comic storylines of the 90s. And on its face, it's a good story - war is about to break out between the generations of superhumans and everyone, super and regular, will suffer for it. Will the older generation of heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman abandon their morals to stop their children and grandchildren, who have little regard for human life? And on the other side, we have mortals like Batman (who is not aging well - but who ever expects Batman to a [...]

    18. A previous review summed up my feelings on this - Alex Ross does kick-ass covers, but once you get over the fact that his panels look "really life like!" you realize that life-like isn't what you want out of a comic. Do you want Norman Rockwell drawing Bat-Man? Not really. The story is okay, a decent bit of alternative-future, everyonne-dies-but-it-doesn't-matter-as-its-not-cannon fluff.

    19. One of the best trades I've ever read. I didn't look at every piece of bonus material (since I have the 20th anniversary version), but there's enough in it from what I've seen to be worthy of an upgrade (if you have a different edition). I will say, one complaint I have is that, because of the binding of this book, it made the genealogy chart hard to read because of the gutter loss, however the contents aren't large enough to really warrant any different kind of binding, so I'm not too upset. Ju [...]

    20. 3.5 Stars"Once, Earth boasted saviors who might have stemmed the tide of destruction. But as you will see, they are no longer the solution.They are in many ways. the problem First of all, the art work is mesmerizing. But apart from that, I found the story flawed at many parts and especially towards the end. The aftermath of the whole event didn't made much sense to me.

    21. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Alex Ross' artwork was on point, and wow! Mark Waid can write the shit out of a comic book. The pacing, the characterisation all. Came through to deliver one helluva knockout story. Bravo!!

    22. Possibly the most beautiful art I ever seen on a comic book and its not a exaggeration. It is also one of the most mature story I ever read on comic. Where not talking about T&A and gore stuff. Its a story of what will the world be like If we actually had superpower Individuals lurking around and doing their own brand of justice in the eyes of a normal person. The Heroes of Old(Superman and the rest of JL) has left, In their place exits a new breed of heroes(or more like vigilante) with unch [...]

    23. I write this with some trepidation since on the List of Best Graphic Novels of all Time, Kingdom Come is one of the very top books. It was maybe the only one in the top fifty I had never read, so when a student who loves it brought it to me to read, well. anticipation, but yes, I began with trepidation. High expectations. But consider this context: I am teaching a graphic novels/comics class, and had just read books at the very top of the Best GN list, Dark Knight Returns, Fun Home, Maus, and [...]

    24. This was an engaging graphic novel that was interesting and well-drawn, but not quite on par with the other graphic novels I've read (Watchmen and The Killing Joke), in part because, despite a novel concept, this story wasn't quite able to handle the broad scope of that idea.This edition came with an introduction that explained the genesis for the story--what would happen if Superman was no longer relevant? The impetus behind this being, what if a desperate world called for a new breed of superh [...]

    25. I should point out that a lot of the love I have for this is the nostalgia, because it's the first graphic novel I remember buying from a comic shop with my own money. I also read it at a time when I knew a lot less about the DC universe than I know now, and still enjoyed it. Each time I go back to re-read, I get something new from.I think this is Waid and Ross commenting on superheroes becoming more 'gritty' and 'real' by becoming more violent towards each other. It happened in the 80's after W [...]

    26. This wasn't easy to judge. I know it's Legendary status, I know people swear by it, and I know it's super respected. Saying that I didn't love it, just enjoyed it. The idea of having all the old heroes "retire" or "retreat" and having the world overrun by new heroes who are violent. I believe when written in the 90's it was talking about the state of all heroes becoming gritty in the 90's, which is nice to talk about it, but not all that important in this day and age. Anyway, I was let down by t [...]

    27. Kimgdom Come, sets up an alternate fiction where Superman retires his mantle and kept himself secluded in the fortress. But time has called him once again because the world needs him. But is this second coming of Superman really makes him a savior?KC is an exploration of what defines a superhero and how it is separates supervillains. It turns out, the concept is fairly relative - every person can think that he is a superhero even if he is a villain to somebody else. This Mark Waid obra is more t [...]

    28. Perhaps an intimate familiarity with the minutae of the DC universe is required for the enjoyment of this book, but I found it kinda tedious. The art of course, is gorgeous, and the Superman/Captain Marvel fight stands out (I liked the notion that Billy Batson had grown and thus was now indistinguishable from his alter ego physically), but I just didn't enjoy the rest of it. Nothing really innovative in the characterizations or the plot.

    29. I don't know if I would go as far as to say it's the best Superman story, (I think that would have to be All-Star Superman). But this is damn good. If you think about it, it's sort of like The Dark Knight Returns, but with an aging Superman coming out of retirement instead. Also can't go wrong with the fight between him and Shazam

    30. ★★★★ = Quite MemorableΝομίζω ότι το Kingdom Come χρειάζεται παραπάνω από μία αναγνώσεις για εκτιμήσει ο αναγνώστης όλα όσα έχει να προσφέρει. Είναι σίγουρα must-read και πρέπει να υπάρχει σε κάθε comic βιβλιοθήκη. Το σχέδιο του Alex Ross είναι απλά υπέροχο και κατά την γνώμη μου, αυτή είναι καλύτ [...]

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