Kingdom Come

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DC Comics, 1997 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 228 pages
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Kingdom Come-the critically acclaimed Elseworlds saga by Mark Waid and Alex Ross- has been collected into a single-volume hardcover, produced by DC Comics and Graphitti Designs. With the addition of 12 new pages of story and art, previously available only in the deluxe slipcase edition, the hardcover edition offers reader's the complete version of the DC Universe's ultimate battle. An extensive 18 page design section includes some of Ross's exhaustive preliminary character illustrations, cover legends, a key to cameo appearances, trading-card art and art originally designed for promotional use.

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When Superman and his generation of superheroes go into seclusion, the next generation of metahumans come into their own but lose sight of the goals of their forebears. Instead of working to save ... Read full review

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This is a story that would definitely be directed at adolescent boys. It is a graphic novel that deals with the possession of power, and what one does with it. The story involves good and evil, and could be used for general human morality lessons.


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About the author (1997)

Mark Waid, Alabama native and current Los Angeles resident, has written stories for every major comic book publisher, and his seminal graphic novel, KINGDOM COME, for DC Comics, is one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time. For BOOM! Studios, he has written bestselling graphic novels POTTER'S FIELD, INCORRUPTIBLE and the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated IRREDEEMABLE. Peter Krause is an American comic book artist. He is best known for his work on various DC Comics titles, most notably the Superman-related titles and THE POWER OF SHAZAM! with Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family. Krause, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, currently works as a freelance illustrator in Minnesota.

Alex Ross was born in 1968. He attended St. Alban's School in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Harvard University in 1990. It was there that he studied under composer Peter Lieberson and was a D.J. on the classical and underground rock departments of the college radio station. He earned a Harvard A.B. in English summa cum laude for a thesis on James Joyce. From the years, 1992-1996, Alex Ross was a music critic at the New York Times. He also wrote for the New Republic, Slate, and The London Review of Books. In 1993 he started contributing to The New Yorker and became a staff writer in 1996. In 2007 his released his first book in the U.S. entitled The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of music since 1900. This book received widespread crritical praise in the U.S. and earned a National Book Critics Circle Award, a spot on New York Times list of the ten best books of 2007, and a finalist citation for the Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction. His second book - Listen to This- was published in September 2010. Alex Ross has also received a Holtzbrink fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

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