Kingdom Come

Paperback

English language

Published Oct. 1, 1997

ISBN:
978-1-56389-330-8
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4 stars (28 reviews)

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Review of 'Kingdom Come' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

What becomes of classic hero's who find themselves in a modern, darker, gritty age where everyone has face tattoos and to much eyeshadow for no apparent reason? They flirt with totalitarianism of course.

I can't say I felt like this made a whole lot of sense to me, but I'm not well steeped in the DC canon. Clark's authoritarian heel turn seems wildly out of character and sure enough leads to an inevitable return to type. Meanwhile Bruce, who with otherwise seem like a good fit for that role, leads the mortal super heroes in a double cross of the super villains that doesn't really add up. In the end we learn that with great power comes great responsibility and multilateral bodies are the best way to get things done. Oh and woman shouldn't be trusted for they will let you astray with their hysterical ways.

It's pretty, in a …

Review of 'Kingdom Come' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Interesting take on where a world full of super heroes could end up. Lots of grimdark, but still ends up more hopeful than both Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, which both cover similar themes.

It goes without saying that the Alex Ross artwork is beautiful.

Review of 'Kingdom Come' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Not bad. Another overly-earnest story of a future Superman. The art's pretty good. It's a bit too worshipful of Superman - what wouldn't I give for a "The Man of Steel is an asshole" story line, does he EVER do something as human as fart? And if so, wouldn't the result be a super-fart that would destroy buildings and gas whole cities? I get the feeling that young authors who get to write Superman stories are either so intimidated or browbeaten that they act as if they're genuflecting before something holy. It gets kind of sickening.

But still, not too bad. The characters aren't abused or forced to act out of character, mostly. I'd read it again.

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