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4.77 stars 4.77/5 Stars Average score of 11 user reviews

The Kingdom Will Come 0

I think this is my facorite book of all time (at least one of them). In this series Mark Waid and Alex Ross came up with something truly original, especially with the story. Playing out the book of Revelation in the lives of our beloved DC universe heroes was psychologically breath taking! Norman McKay, the main character, was based off of Ross's father who was a Protestant minister (if I remember correctly) and was paralleled to Saint John (who witnessed the Revelation God gave). Sheer genius! ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Kingdom Will Come 0

I think this is my facorite book of all time (at least one of them). In this series Mark Waid and Alex Ross came up with something truly original, especially with the story. Playing out the book of Revelation in the lives of our beloved DC universe heroes was psychologically breath taking! Norman McKay, the main character, was based off of Ross's father who was a Protestant minister (if I remember correctly) and was paralleled to Saint John (who witnessed the Revelation God gave). Sheer genius...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Epic "End?" 0

Many have said that this is a rework of Alan Moore's Twilight of the Superhero story.  I am an Alan Moore fan and I say who cares?  This is one great graphic novel.  Many major comic-book characters are in this book.  My personal favorite is Wesley Dodds the Golden Age Sandman!  We never see him in custom, but the tale is told in the same drug influence haze he is famed for.  Alex Ross, is Alex Ross... his art is stunning.  No one paints a comic like him. The Art alone makes this a good investme...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

KingdomCome (spoilers) 0

I loved KingdomCome it was absolutely awesome !!!  I like how there is a parellel between people and our government and people and superhumans in this outstanding book. People have depended too much on the government and that dependancy on the government gives them more power just like the superhumans in the book people all have depended on them to protect them and they now have all the power and that is where we have this mess in this book. Armagedon seems imminate and likely due to some of the...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Amazing 0

The Good This graphic novel is amazing, the artowork is fantastic, it looks like the characters are real, Alex Ross gets every feature and detail into his artowork, everything, the artwork makes it look so real, it's just amazing, the realism of it is just incredible. The graphic novel had a great look into the characters, the way the graphic novel went into the depth of the characters, say for example Superman, the graphic novel revolved around him, but it went into great depth of what had happ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Thy Will Be Done 0

Note: NAH - Nineties Anti Hero , GAH - Golden Age Hero  In essence, this marvellous book is a tribute to the Golden Age and the NAH while deconstructing both tropes, ergo in essence a deconstruction of the superhero figure per se.  In essence, it shows how both extremes are ineffectual with real human society. The writing and artwork are nothing short of fantastic.  Waid manages to completely evolve classic characters to their next logical step while thanks to Alex Ross' art tribute their origin...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Future is Bleak, but Fun to Read 0

Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross, Kingdom Come is the story of DC's greatest heroes fighting to stop the metahuman menace that spawns from the "heroes of tomorrow." Heroes who have no interest in stopping civilian casualties, and care more about their image and amount of damage they can cause. After putting himself in exile for years, Superman returns in order to try and bring justice and heroics back to the world, reuniting the original Justice League.The story is a cautionary ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Thumbs Up (if not all the way up) 0

The series (now graphic novel) "Kingdom Come" was recommended to me by friends, shopkeepers and online recommendation wizards for a decade before I finally got around to reading it. As can be expected from something that was been on the "to read" pile for so long, a great deal of anticipation was built up in my mind. Did it live up to the hype?Sort of.Let me explain. "Kingdom Come" was a DC Comics 'Elseworlds' (parallel universe - unaffected by long range continuity) stoy of the DC superheroes -...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Kingdom Latecommer 0

It’s a little weird being so late to this particular party. Not only has everyone already drunk themselves into a coma on Mark Waid and Alex Ross’ imperious opus, they have already trashed the toilet, thrown up in the bed, made love in the garden (you get the picture) when it comes to praise and recognition for this seminal work. So as a stone-cold-sobre late-comer, sifting through the deluge of half-empty beer cans and overflown ashtrays in a desperate attempt to play catch-up, I can’t help but...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Philosophical Brilliance 0

"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."*Note: This review contains spoilers.* This was one o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Kingdom is Within You 0

I give the whole thing a tepid 3 stars but 1 bonus star for the Aftermath alone. In stark contrast to the overly effusive introduction by Elliot S! Maggin (apparently it is really an exclamation mark, not a period, in his name), this is not the Iliad. It does not teach us any new life lessons or expose groundbreaking, introspective arcana about the human experience. Nor should we be in awe of its 20-year-oldness: let's not be surprised in 2014 that comics before the turn of the century had some ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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