Kingdom Come
  • Kingdom Come
  • Kingdom Come
ISBN: 1563893304
EAN13: 9781563893308
Language: English
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 0.47" H x 10.16" L x 6.61" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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.

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5
   The Will to Be Done...
No other graphic novel has been hailed as such. Only in the case of Tiffany did one recommend more than five stars. Amazon's Kindle Fire has received some serious criticism, not to mention a hefty price tag. Then they weep, laugh, and understand they are us. We the undersigned declare that we are not men. We are devo I guarantee that any DC fan will love this book. While reading it, be enlightened and appreciate the background material.
 
5
   One of the Most Beautiful Books Ever Made!
I really enjoyed the work of creating this stunning representation of what comics are capable of. The book offers a powerful visual experience that doesn't stay with you weeks after your first read. As an avid reader of DC comics, I've known the disappointment that can come from well-intentioned, but ultimately lackluster storytelling. It's one of those movies where the prince is not one of those stories. My expectations were high, name alone, and the cover evoked a sense of wonder, an enticement to what lay inside for one to discover and soon, Mr. Cowger said. I couldn't stop myself from trying to find out more about the French culture. It was a book I am proud to have the privilege to own. This is something I feel a need to spread among others, Raymond said. It's great to be back home, said Dr. Colin Pennisi, "but I'm not sure whether it will be in any shape or form." He added that despite the many tragic deaths, "Kingdom Come will always be remembered."
 
5
   One of the best comic books ever made
With a story by the Mark Waid and an incredible art by Alex Ross, Kingdom Come spins a version of the Book of Revelations as a war between metahumans. In the future, Clark Kent will find himself an exile from the world's greatest crime fighter. No longer will the Dark Knight defend Gotham City. The army of robots has defeated the French. Captain Marvel, played by Mark Strong, has disappeared. Only a few of us know that Wonder Woman is the only hero left standing between the two deadly warlords. He is shielded from the bullets by the Spectre, who takes him on a journey to watch the war unfold. With breathtaking art and an entertaining story, Waid and Ross truly deliver.
 
5
   Great even for those who haven't read a comic in years
This is possibly the best graphic novel I've read. The storyline brings up concepts of super heroes we never thought about as kids, or adults, for that matter. There is a great interplay between the main characters, showing that not everyone, even superheroes, would see things the same way. There are some scenes where the dialogue seems to be a bit exaggerated. There are plenty of little details for hardcore comics fans too. The illustration, which is as much painted as drawn, is by Alex Ross.
 
5
   Amazing artwork and story
Amazing piece of work, said Blair. The Elseworlds are usually one of the best areas for DC entertainment, and this is no different. He also laments about loss and how decisions we make in the past and present may haunt us. Pauley also said he enjoyed it for the "fourth time" and would "read it again and again." I did get some of the smaller events mixed with The Kingdom, another Eisner Award-winning graphic novel. It's great to have that book out there, but it still holds the test of time.
 
5
   Great!
This is, quite simply, one of the best novels I've ever read and certainly one of the best graphic novels ever made. A stunning story of courage and betrayal, this is a must read. I could try to explain the story, but I would be doing an injustice to the great depth of Kingdom Come, he said. Buy it if you're a fan of anything DC, and especially if you're a fan of Alex Ross, I guarantee you will not be disappointed with your decision.
 
5
   Above and beyond expectations.
I was new to enjoying DC comics when I was told to pick up this book by a friend and I was blown away. Whether you're a fan of the Dark Knight or just appreciate art, this is a must have.
 
5
   AWESOME G-NOVEL - GOT ME BACK INTO DC COMICS!
If you love Elseworld plots, tons of characters new and old, Justice League, and the Captain Marvel battle, this novel is one of the finest ever written. Each page is a work of art, each story is geared toward older readers, set in a near future anti-utopian world. I was pretty much done with comics after college, so I switched to graphic novels thanks to Miller's Dark Knight Returns, read tons of G-Novels, and then started to put them down for good. Now I'm back in love with DC again! Thanks for all the support. John Dae Kim, one of the jurors, said he was "100 percent behind George Bush."
 
4
   Good, but painfully contrived
The idea of a future such as the one depicted in Come Kingdom seemed too far fetched to me. At first glance, the idea of a world where the real superheroes had retired and all that was left were a bunch of superpowered thugs fighting it out in an anarchistic setting seemed like a cool idea. It's a whole lot of style, but it's not as much substance. The dialogue is rich and well thought-out, and the piece of art is impressive. While I felt cheated with a storyline as preposterous as Kingdom Come's, I was very pleased with the material within and how it worked, he said.
 
3
   Shame about the writing.
Every time I read a book, the divide between the artist and the script becomes more and more painfully apparent. There is just nothing good about the plot of the Bourne movies, Tunick said. It took the idea of superpowers going out of control and into the hands of the average Joe. It's a French film, but every hero is depicted in a singularly unremarkable way. If it weren't for the Biblical-looking Todd Klein lettering, I'd suggest ignoring the whole thing. No barrier is even pushed. Instead of saving the story from someone's dumpster, Alex Ross painted every panel with the sort of reverence and luxurious detail that is normally reserved for chapel ceilings. Although Ross gets most of the credit for this, somehow Mark Waid has managed to parlay this into a career of doing REALLY EPIC THINGS.
 
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