Kingdom Come (New Edition) (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

Kingdom Come (New Edition) (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

by Mark Waid, Alex Ross

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The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns, with a sketchbook section, annotations on the series, rare art and more!

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781401236526
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Sold by: DC Comics
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 305,163
File size: 142 MB
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About the Author

MARK WAID is a critically acclaimed American comic book writer, having worked for every major publisher in the industry. His credits include the best-seller KINGDOM COME with Alex Ross, FLASH, JLA, 52, his creator-owned series EMPIRE and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES for DC Comics, as well as Fantastic Four, X-Men and Daredevil for Marvel Comics.

ALEX ROSS is an American comic book artist, whose style has been named as amongst some of the most influential and distinct work of his generation. Born in Portland, OR, Ross attended Chicago's American Academy of Art. There, he studied classic surrealists such as Salvador Dali who would later become influential toward Alex's comic book style. Ross has been called the photorealist of comic books, having also studied Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker. His DC Comics work includes KINGDOM COME, JUSTICE, SUPERMAN: PEACE ON EARTH, BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME, WONDER WOMAN: SPIRIT OF TRUTH, SHAZAM!: POWER OF HOPE, JLA: SECRET ORIGINS, amongst others.

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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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