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|Length: 219 pages||Book 3 of 3 in Kingdom Come|
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“Waid's charged dialogue and Ross' stunning visual realism expose the genius, pride, fears and foibles of DC's heroes and villains.”—Wasington Post
“Waid's writing has depth, emotion, and power; Ross's extraordinary painted artwork is masterful, realistic, and beautiful; and the story has resonance both biblical and mythical. No library should be without some edition of this book.”—Library Journal Starred Review
“One of the best comic stories ever told.”—Washington Examiner
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- Publication Date : November 21, 2011
- File Size : 288687 KB
- Print Length : 219 pages
- Publisher : DC (November 21, 2011)
- ASIN : B0064W64XU
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- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,716 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Mark Waid and Alex Ross collaborated on the single greatest Superman comic book ever published. Kingdom Come balances the ideals of justice that superheroes lean upon: truth, morality, ethics, kindness, practicality, power, love, force, violence, and unity. Waid asks the reader where do you weigh morality in a contest of gods. We must ask ourselves what is right when facing power. There are questions posed about morality and ethics in a world with superheroes present. It's a brilliant philosophical debate that forces Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many more DC Comics characters to choose sides. You'd be hard pressed to find a more thoughtful and mature approach to Superman.
Waid's writing is so clever and unique. He captures the persona and voice for each and every character. They all feel so real. People act as they might in real life. Consequences occur for decisions made as well as intense struggles in combat. Kingdom Come feels like the world ending and starting over. You feel an impending doom and will surely still be surprised. Filled with twists and turns, a complex narrative, fast paced action with enormous stakes, and a wholly unique in comic book history.
Ross' art style is so life-like you will be able to imagine these iconic heroes in the real world. His attention to detail in these drawings and paintings is so meticulous, he manages to recreate every hero in the DC canon. The Justice League has never looked so good. Real emotion and depth is seen in their eyes and faces with Ross' legendary portrayals of these already legendary figures. Bright colors and very cool costume designs make Kingdom Come a landmark in the comic book world. I particularly like Ross' more serious take on Superman himself as a thoughtful grown man that has weathered time wearily.
Overall, Kingdom Come has persisted as the very best Superman comic book ever. This is with good reason. Mark Waid's writing is so mature in his language and intricate in his storytelling. This complex narrative is beautifully plotted to perfection. You are also wondering what is going to happen next. Alex Ross again proves his artistic meddle as one of the greatest illustrators in the comic medium. The combination of Waid and Ross is untouchable in this trade volume. Kingdom Come is completely genius!
Esta es una obra que da una digna conclusión a las aventuras del hombre de acero y la Liga de la Justicia, pues aunque obras como "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow" ya han intentado dar conclusión a la historia del hombre de acero, "Kingdom Come" enfrenta a sus personajes a riesgos reales que la humanidad aún no ha podido superar.
En la cara de una catástrofe, descubrir que nuestros dioses son tan imperfectos como nosotros, hace cuestionar si debemos esperar salvación de fuentes externas o si las intervenciones no hacen más que empeorar el problema.
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The story is ambitious in that it works in numerous DC characters, but in doing so I think it tries to do too much and becomes superficial. The result is a generic take on the Justice League. If you want an engrossing Superman tale I suggest Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman, which I found surprising, moving and often laugh-out-loud funny.
Kal-El got very fired up about the supposedly onrushing end of the world, but I never felt any sense of urgency or peril. There was not much emotional involvement. Nobody seemed to learn anything or grow at all.
I seem to be in the minority here, but I didn't like the artwork or colours either. I found it hard to work out what was going on in some frames, especially the fight scenes.
So, what did I think? - this is perhaps the best comic book ever written.
Essentially this book is DC's answer to Marvel's Civil War Series. The premise is that Superman and the JLA retired and the world has moved on, with growing numbers of 'meta-humans'. Eventually they stop trying to be good guys, i.e. Stopping people die needlessly, and then a war begins brought on by growing power tensions and the fear of the humans.
The art was incredibly well drawn, with just the right amount of detail. The book at just over 200 pages was a decent size, with the story being told at a good and steady pace. None of that here 1 sec and there another panel skipping that many volumes suffer from.
Overall, it was as good as everyone says it is.
I initially wondered if I had a bad print - but then realized from other reviews that this was normal.
Also, the story line was a bit weird - and definitely not that absorbing. The title says something 'Greatest Epic' - dont think so...Had a potential for a great story - but alas disappointing..
I read it cos I paid for it - but will probably be passing it on...
The story depicts a dystopian future in which Superman has hung up his cape after failing to stop the Joker from killing thousands of people, including Lois Lane. A new breed of superheroes have emerged handing out their own version of justice, which includes death and torture. After a catastrophic event in the heart of America, Superman and other golden aged heroes are forced out of retirement so they can try and prevent any further losses to human and meta-human kind.
Opposed by Batman and his band of 'Outsiders', who have their own agenda as to the best way to save humanity from extinction, tensions rise, friendships are splintered and the end of days seem to drawing ever closer.
Mark Waid has written an amazing story with fantastic pace, dialogue and a depth of mythology whilst Alex Ross's paint work is second to none and the best example of photo realistic artwork within the comic genre.
I've said it before, but I'll say it again - THIS IS A MUST READ