Is Kingdom Come Canon for the DCU? Is it the Future?

#1 Posted by EmperorJosh (94 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Kingdom Come the true future of the DCU or is it just an alternate story for a could- be future?

#2 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Alternate story.

#3 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

It's on a different Earth. I think that Brightest Day tackled this subject by having one of the tasks stop it from happening on main Earth.

#4 Posted by The_Tree (7879 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n said:

It's on a different Earth. I think that Brightest Day tackled this subject by having one of the tasks stop it from happening on main Earth.

Yup. It's on a different earth, but it was also a possible future for the main earth. The scenario was stopped by Max Lord killing Magog, as seen in the pages of Justice League: Generation Lost.

#5 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no "official" cannon future with the possible exception of the Legion of Super Heroes.

This is intentional.

#6 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

... The answer is actually "sorta"

It was always an elseworlds tale. A one off tale. The thing is that a lot of people like the book, especially the people who write the comics and edit them and so, for a while, Kingdom Come wasn't the "official" future but it was the the unofficial official future that writers and editors pushed the DCU towards.

At some point however they stopped and a few years ago a variation of the Beyond titles became the semi-official future of the DCU.

Now that flashpoint has happened you might as well call a pancake the future of the DCU...

There are also various other "futures" that existed as the main one that were considered for a while, grafted on, or shunted off, like Komandi at World's End which was the an elseworlds tale that became the official future which then got shunted off.

There is also the Legion of Superheroes which was the future of the DCU, but pretty much how that worked is basically through Komandi where some point in the future the world suffers some terrible stuff, but then reunifies.

One might think that Legion of SH is now the future of DCU... which it is sorta...Flashpoint changed the universe, but only to a certain point in time where in there is a weird temporal barrier so that the events of the comics of DCnU are completely wiped out and the official future is actually the future of the modern age pre-flashpoint DCU...but generally what you're talking about is the relatively near future...in which case Flashpoint writers can't even get the past right...what makes you think they are going to be able to make a future?

#7 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

To be specific, according to the DC Encyclopedia, it takes place on Earth 22.

#8 Posted by Frozen (15128 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump.

I know it's alternate, but it would be a great future for the DCnU.

#9 Edited by W3BST3R (310 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't get me wrong, I love KC. I even own it. I just wouldn't want it to be the official future for our heroes, they're better than that.

#10 Edited by Jayc1324 (13175 posts) - - Show Bio

No it is not the future.

#11 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4339 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Elseworlds stories. My fave must be the Nail.

#12 Posted by RustyRoy (13555 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

No it is not the future.

@w3bst3r said:

Don't get me wrong, I love KC. I even own it. I just wouldn't want it to be the official future for our heroes, they're better than that.

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