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Kingdom Come Paperback – September 30, 2008
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About the Author
Alex Ross first came to prominence as the illustrator of Marvels before producing the award-winning Kingdom come. With a graphic novel for Vertigo (Uncle Sam), several projects for Marvel Comics and six oversized graphic novels starring DC's iconic heroes (collected in The World's Greatest Heroes), he continues to bring comics to a broader audience. In 2003, Ross was the subject of a retrospective of his work for DC Comics, Mythology (Pantheon Books), written and designed by Chip Kidd.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a gorgeous graphic novel with a very interesting premise and fun extras. I think this would appeal to young and old comic book fans, or anyone wanting to see a classic in the graphic novel format. Sweet.
Although Mark Waid is the writer here, the genius of Kingdom Come belongs really to artist Alex Ross, who came to DC with a proposal for the story and the broad outlines already in his head. Waid was writing at the height of his powers, while still doing a seminal run on DC's Flash, where he had earned genuine superstar writing status. Ross' genius was in suggesting a story that was both forward looking and a commentary on the state of the comics industry at the time. Kingdom Come is arguably the series that truly put the nails in the 'grim and gritty' wave of the previous decade, although the story is fairly dark in and of itself. Waid's contribution was also pretty significant however, in tying what were fairly loose ideas into an intricate and very coherent narrative that pulls the reader in and never lets go. The team works well together here to craft an exceptional story, the significance or influence of which, neither men are likely to replicate in the latter parts of their careers unfortunately. (It's unlikely Ross will ever do something on that scale again, at least, not on his own, and Waid's powers have been waning of late; his most recent writing often being too 'clever' for its own good, and is also less natural, or is more "constructed" than his best writing - see any Flash issue or trades by Mark Waid set before Flash #120 or so.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not a hardcore comic book reader, but picked this one up. It was very goodPublished 11 days ago by CDJ
It was an astounding story very different compared to a lot of stories. It had very beautiful artwork probably the most amazing art I've seen in a graphic novel ever.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Well i bought it thinking it was that cover (nowhere said it would be different) but well I didn't cared too much but maybe someone else would, i have bougt other comic books where... Read morePublished 25 days ago by mario
The art in this work is amazing! But the storyline does not compare to it unfortunately. The tale seems quite-frankly, rushed.Published 1 month ago by Dylan Thompson