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Kingdom ComeGth scene by this oint I was a little bored When Superman is shown it s glorious although he has long donned the Clark Kent ersona Even Kryptonite can barely touch him at this We'll Make It Through point yes yay to that Batman is intriguing in his future statehysically broken down but he s overcome that through intellect in his ower and in control of Gotham something which surprises no fan The mere scene with Arthur in Atlantis was especially interesting I m not a fan of Wonder Woman although she s here a lot and her scenes were well done I like future stories that are realistic with the heroes and found that art fascinating Of course there is a taint of sadness shadowing this Maggin s writes well oetically but sometimes too dry and distant for this telling The battle was climactic the build up interesting the moral lessons of the story otent how long will the world survive without the Justice League and how much damage can it accidentally cause with its existenceBetween the The Age of Apollyon pauses through Norman soint of view which give a distant emotion a lot of hopping around to almost every character imaginable some tiredness with the lagging between story lines it just failed to hold my interest enough to get a higher rating despite being a owerful and well done story As I figured the last uarter was the best art of the bookThere were some surprisingly twisted tragic ends to beloved characters You can t write a bleak future without bleakness though and that carried strong impact There s a relationship that changes to a closer level between two mains too which I m rather meh about but know some fans root for Despite it making some sense it s not a Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples pairing I like at allI haven t read the graphic novel version of this that is also highly rated I may bond with that one Who would have thought that the mysteries held in the apocryphal Revelation of John would foretell the ultimate clash between super heroes and super villains Well these authors would of course Characters from the DC litany of graphic adventures so numerous that the reader wouldrofit from a copy of Who s Who in Detective Comics take sides under the mystified gaze of Norman McKay an aging minister who is called upon the revisit John s vision as the millennial events roll forthAlthough the initial narrative feels some what aloof the readers is gradually drawn into the dramatic tension between not only good and evil but varying versions of good The resulting conclusion rovides for a satisfying catharsis I ve read this several times now and there are a number of things that make it greatThe first is simply the remise it seriously takes up the uestion if superheroes with godlike The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68 powers really did live on our world what might the conseuences be for them for normal human beings and for thelanetThe tragedies and disasters it makes note of are well thought out and the cast of characters make sense as a continuation of the hopes dreams and fears of the Batman Superman Wonder Woman and others that we know from other storiesThe art is appropriately frenetic it The National Debt: A Short History puts us in theerspective of someone trying to make sense of the frenzy of battles and the changing cast of heroes and villains The realistic look ulls away from the golden age comic myth of heroes that only add gentle healing touches by removing villains through redemptiveregenerative violence and grounds us in the uestion What IF they were real thoughThe religious layer of apocalyptic revelation isn t terribly deep but I d say it s used appropriately what is a human response to the terrible scope

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possibility we begun to see emerge from than human figures whether they be the fascist oliticians of the early 1900s not that the 20th century had a monopoly on that hilosophy or the scientists whose curiosity and insight allows them to build weapons that can kill millions in a opulation in an instant or the nihilists and anarchists who reject any remise of constructive human community because they ve seen too many cracks in the way our human communities are constructed and therefore do violence on whatever scale they can reachThese are topics that we confront everyday of course and this comic is a serious engagement of them doing what fantasy does at its deepest holding up a magnifying mirror to our own nature so we can wrestle through the ways our choices lay out on ourselves and one anotherWithout going into the details the denouement and epilogue have a warmth to them even as the state of affairs is left uneasy a reminder to us that our victories are always achieved in art when we commit to an ongoing rocess of construction and care All in all a fine book Kingdom Come how care All in all a fine book Kingdom Come how I love thee let me count the ways1 I bought the original graphic novels as they cane out such brilliant Alex Ross artwork such a nice setting for the future of DC s mightiest heroes2 I bought the hardcover what a lovely book to add to my shelves worthy of a display in my living room but the nephews and nieces better not touch 3 I bought the Absolute version OK now I m just going overboardThis is not the first book I ve ever bought multiple versions of I can think of many others off the bat Watchmen Sandman From Hell Swamp Thing Bone MiracleMan Batman Ronin V for Vendetta Conan Marvels and those are just the ones I can remember for nowAnd ashamedly I must admit should they ever ublish a new edition that surpases the ones I already own I would no doubt buy that one as well. O guide him Kingdom Come is the story of what defines a hero in a world spinning inexorably out of controlof the heroes who adapted to that changing world and those who couldn'tof Karneval, Vol. 4 personal battles fought with inner demons and the final war that would determine the fate of ourlanet. .

I love everything about the kingdome come storyline I would have to give a slight edge to the graphic novel due to Alex Ross artwork but this novelization adds details that the graphic novel had to leave out Read both Adapted by Elliot S Maggin the Kingdom Come novelization strikes me as less a novel unto itself and of a bonus feature for those who enjoyed the comic series enough to read almost 400 The Hiding Place pages of story retread from a slightly differentoint of view I m afraid that this Kingdom Come novel is not the best showcase for any writer s talents The story is so locked in that there is very little room for Maggin to stretch his wings and do anything new or creative You could argue that this type of book is not the venue for such creativity and I d be hard ressed to argue with you To me it seemed like instead of embracing that fact Maggin went in and gave us really unnecessary details around the edges of the book as a substitute For example an extended seuence where the narrator of the story astor Norman McCay tells us his family has a history of remonitions like the ones he begins to experience at the beginning of the novel This seuence is entirely too much information It doesn t move the lot anywhere remotely interesting and in my own opinion makes McCay s acceptance of the remarkable nature of his association with the superheroes a little less dramatic than it could be Again that s my opinion I am The Elephants Journey positive that there are legions of readers who bought this novelizationrecisely for those little details it seems to be Kingdom Come s stock in trade In Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' point of fact one of the truly amazing aspects of the original comic series was artist Ross compendious knowledge of the DC Universe In his hyper realistic style Ross inserted all sorts of easter eggs for the eagle eyed fanboy and girl A background character with no speaking lines would if the reader was savvy enough in the ways of superhero lore be easily identified as an elderly Captain Boomerang or Plastic Man These hidden references wereart of the fun of the Kingdom Come comic book but art of that fun was how little attention was brought to them You either icked them up as you read or you didn t Knowing that background character with the top hat was Ross and Waid s reimagining of Zatara would not affect your reading either way Prose doesn t operate in the same fashion or at least the Changing Face of the Hero prose here does not What could go unremarked in a wideanel and act as a small nod to continuity or character must be mentioned explicitly in a novel to give it any meaningIf you re interested in those extra details I will say that Maggin s Kingdom Come is an absolute treasure trove As a fan of the original comic I found all sorts of interesting bits and The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry pieces sprinkled throughout this book Background characters like Power Woman and The Ray are given room to breathe and inarticular I found Maggin s take on Kingdom Come s version of Hawkman to be well thought out and far interesting than the handful of anels Come s version of Hawkman to be well thought out and far interesting than the handful of anels character is given in the comic book There are also many small wrinkles that Maggin s given the chance to address that would have slowed the comic down to a screeching halt I articularly enjoyed his explanation about why the futuristic Legion of Super Heroes doesn t come back and give humanity a helping hand as well come back and give humanity a helping hand as well the death of Clark Kent something left entirely unaddressed in the comic I ve not read the comic but I know it by reputation I ve started it once digitally decided a tablet was not really the roper way to enjoy Alex Ross beautiful art and Mark Waid s wordy script In the meantime before I get my hands on a Lignin Biodegradation physical copy of the comic I ve given the novelization a goFrom what I gather Elliot S Maggin retained the story closely but it just This novel is of course based off the outstanding graphic novel done by Mark Waid and Alex Ross and is its eual in every way While it may not have the visuals that the comicrovided It Adds A Depth adds a depth detail to the story that the comic simply couldn t reach For my money they re both outstanding And if you can find a copy of the full cast audio book do itSo after that gushing Pure Chance praise what is it all aboutIt s about the darkest days of the super heroes The End Times The unpleasant future of the DC UniverseIn this not so distant future the metahumans rule the world Not officially of course we still have the United Nations and the President and all that but for all intents andurposes the super heroes are the masters of the The Lady and the Lionheart planet They battle and rumble with abandon concerned not with truth justice and the American way but with who s the toughest guy on the block Some of them are new many of them are the children and grandchildren of the heroes and villains of todayThey areowerful they are beautiful they are erfect Now law can touch them and no authority can confine them and the once rized concept of human achievement has nearly vanishedFrom all of this does Armageddon come Norman McCay a astor at a church in Metropolis and a man who s faith has all but gone is chosen by The Spectre a spirit of vengeance answerable only to God to guide him through the events to come These two witnesses tell our story of how the world became the way it did and watch as the earth is nearly ripped apart in the battle between super humansIt s an awesome book It touches on several very owerful themes the least of which is the role of the super human in a human This is a novelization of the graphic novel Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross It is the early years of the Twenty First Century Without the guidance and values long championed by the old guard Superman Batman and Wonder Woman a younger generation of super heroes is ravaging th. Orld When you have guys like Superman who can bend steel around his finger what does that do to the achievements of an Olympic weightlifter How must the drivers of the fastest vehicles on Earth feel when they re outpaced by The Flash These eople can and have re order the universe itself so how are we supposed to live knowing that even at our best we can never come close to matching these living godsOf course there is the major theme the generation gap The older heroes have left the stage going into retirement or seclusion because the world has changed around them Their kids and their successors have become adults and they have chosen a different moral ath than the heroes that we know and love Human life is no longer sacred and higher ideals have been thrown aside With a definite focus on Superman the book looks at how one can deal with this you can either hide from it or try to force it to revert to the way you remember Neither option is good and so a third option must be foundThen of course there is the idea of friendship Superman Batman and Wonder Woman are the iconic trio of the DC Comics universe and despite their differences they are ostensibly friends While the events of Identity Crisis a couple of years ago nearly cracked that friendship apart this work tried breaking them up long before They each react differently to the new world in which they live and those differences are almost insurmountableIf you re a fan at all of comic books read this And read the original graphic novel because Alex Ross work is indescribably beautiful Then find the audio book and listen to thatNo ressure 1 Why is Green Lantern s custom design looks so much like Parallax s Did the artists run out of custom design or something LOL2 Well It s mentioned that the daughter of Red Arrow and the mercenary Cheshire has become Red HoodMore to come I bought this book on a whim from the local library sale I have read the graphic novels several times so I thought I might read this to see how the novelization turned out Overall it turned out better than I expected There were some slow spots but for the most art it followed the comic books rather well Obviously it goes into a different level of depth and detail on the one hand than the comics mainly due to the comic anels being loaded with Easter eggs and nods to the fans The book has to explain things using words instead of ictures no way right so it will give some of the background information to each scene so that the reader can get an image in their mind s eye The comic book format is awesome filled with beautiful artwork I would definitely say to read the comic format first Then the novelizationThe book is set in the near future actually the turn of this century in which the metahuman opulation has run wild Both in size and in behavior The heroes of old have either gone into retirement or disappeared completely from ublic life The next generation of heroes their heirs to the throne never learned any of the life lessons their forerunners and arents may have tried to teach them Metahumans battle each other just for the sake of fighting life is now considered cheap especially the lives of normal Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism people Laws that apply to normaleople do not apply to the metahumans Superman has been missing for ten years having gone into Isolation View Spoiler Feeling Betrayed view spoiler feeling betrayed rejected after gone into isolation view spoiler feeling betrayed and rejected after Lane was killed and the killer of his wife s killer was set free by a jury hide spoiler This is such a confusing bookreview for me Everything is here that should make me really like or love this book great reviews and high rating creative writing bleakness a focus on Superman and he s in his full Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory power interesting storyline so what was the issue It was hard to stay focused easy tout down and I was happy to have it finished It s a future story of the dark days ahead of the DC Universe which should have been difficult for me to relinuishThe story is told through the narration of Norman McCay a small time but wise Charming the Firefighter pastor but I think an issue was the lag before getting to the meat and heart of the story taking too long toropel my interest At first I was willing to ride in his head but eventually I was eager for something to start happening He s a likeable character but the rophetic speaking grew tiresome Religion lays in this book a lot it s a blend of the Revelation as told by John and the Superheroes and world at stake The main base is the three largest characters Superman Wonder Woman Batman what they have been doing during a 10 year hiatus and how their differing views clash when they must come together again to save the world from an appending destruction Superman has one of the tragic tales after losing those closest to him through death he turns his back on the city he vowed to Everyone Loves Clowns and Other Tales protect after they refused to listen to him Coming back is awkward as he s trying to fit his consistent views in a world that s moved on its own without him even if the world doing that is notossible and leaving was the worst thing he could have done Wonder Woman and her The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles people consider her a failure and she is struggling to make the right decisions based onast errors And finally Batman has grown jaded and cynical still wanting the best but having less faith in the old system of the Justice League being the way to do itI think it was around age 70 or so before we finally glimpse Superman and the mains in their resent day while it was a full stren. E world But when the Man of Steel returns from self imposed exile his very resence could be the catalyst that ushes us all into Armageddon Seen through the eyes of Norman McCay an aging minister who embarks on a disturbing odyssey of revelation with an angel known as the Spectre


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    E–pub (Kingdom Come) I love everything about the kingdome come storyline I would have to give a slight edge to the graphic novel due to Alex Ross' artwork but this novelization adds details that the graphic novel had to leave out Read both

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    E–pub (Kingdom Come) Who would have thought that the mysteries held in the apocryphal Revelation of John would foretell the ultimate clash between super heroes and super villains Well these authors would of course Characters from the DC litany of graphic adventures so numerous that the reader would profit from a copy of “Who’s Who in Detective Comi

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    E–pub (Kingdom Come) I bought this book on a whim from the local library sale I have read the graphic novels several times so I thought I might read this to see how the novelization turned out Overall it turned out better than I expected There were some slow spot

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    E–pub (Kingdom Come) I've not read the comic but I know it by reputation I've started it once digitally decided a tablet was not really the proper way to enjoy Alex Ross' beautiful art and Mark Waid's wordy script In the meantime before I get my hands on a physical copy of the comic I've given the novelization a goFrom what I gather Elliot S Maggin retained the s

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