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Kingdom Come (New Edition) Paperback – 28 Nov 2008


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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (28 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848560923
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848560925
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.1 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 565,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mark Waid is one of comics' most highly respected and popular writers, having written the Eisner award-winning Kingdom Come, as well as The Flash, Fantastic Four, Superman: Birthright, JLA, Legion of Super-Heroes, X-Men and much more. Alex Ross has produced a remarkable body of work which has won him every major award in the industry. His best-known books include Kingdom Come, Marvels, Uncle Sam, and Batman: War on Crime. His artwork is collected in Titan Books' Mythology.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Saville on 1 Feb. 2009
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The reputation of this story precedes it. For many, including myself, this edition represents nothing more that a chance to see a story that has shaped modern comic books. As a result I didn't find this to be the ground shaking work I was expecting, mostly because so many later comics have run with similar themes of what it means to be a hero. I can imagine that if you were reading this as it came out then it would have absolutely blown your socks off. For someone who has read it progeny before the original, you are left with a finely crafted, consistenly intersting piece of work that it absolutely stunning to look at. Definitely recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER on 2 Jan. 2013
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"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 drives itself into and fails to leave for the entirety of this book.

The story setup is most baffling of all. Superman has "retired" for 10 years because he lost his parents and Lois. He just felt he couldn't be Superman anymore. Uh... ok. But then everyone else in the Justice League, except Batman, decide to call it a day too! Green Lantern builds himself a giant green space station and sits on his throne, Hawkman flies about the Pacific North-West, Wonder Woman disappears back to her island, Flash runs endlessly in circles. Why?! Just because Superman hung up his blue and red costume? It doesn't make sense and it's never explained. So in the vacuum the JLA left, a new, younger generation of superhero arrives. These guys aren't really superheroes, they don't care about honour or protecting the innocent, they just fly about the place, smashing things up, firing off lasers, doing all kindsa nutty things - for no reason. It's never explained just why these new superheroes have no conscience - except that that's what Mark Waid wrote in his script, so that's it. Great. Arbitrary nonsense.

So after Magog - who is now the superhero the world deserves, I suppose?
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This book is definitely worth a try, the storyline is great, very enjoyable, the characters are likable and funny when needed, the art is fantastic, it’s good to look at. I recommend this book to anyone who loves comics or just interested in getting to know the genre.
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I actually bought this graphic novel as a present for someone else. However, I had read this a few years back and knowing the interests of my brother, thought this a very good present for him. Alex Ross is a brilliant illustrator and the story keeps you gripped to the end.
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Probably the most famous comic of Alex Ross. Genre masterpiece which received wide coverage in the world not only comic but the art in general. Outstanding story. Exceptional graphics page. About this comic can only speak in superlatives. But to understand why, you need to read it. Therefore, I recommend to anyone!
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A Superfest of DCs greatest Superheros,brought to life by the incredible art of Alex Ross.Every page is just phenominal,the story is a movie in a graphic novel!You feel like you could be there,and by reading this book you will be.
A must for all JLA fans or just your favourite hero,they are all in this fantastic book.
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