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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:56 AM        Weekly Comic Review: Kingdom Come
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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:18 AM       
Loved this story. Shame the sequel wasn't as good.

Miller did sort of a riff of Kingdom Come with the even more cynical "Dark Knight Strikes Again". To me that story marks the exact point in his career that he went completely batshit insane.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 03:58 PM       
Definitely a masterpiece. I agree that it is a tad short but all of the extras really make up for it. Did you find Thor, Spiderman and Captain America? How many times did you see the Beatles? It's chock fully of extra tidbits.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:58 PM       
I whole heartedly agree. Ross is my favorite comic artist, and absolutly must have everything his hand has been a part of. Anyone who reads Kingdom Come because of this article should also check out Justice.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:10 PM       
it soudns like it's finally calculated the parodied fears of dystopian future based on metahuman action and inaction. i will consider looking into this one.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 12:18 AM       
I love this book.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 05:37 PM       
Kingdom Come is AMAZING. But yes, far, FAR too short. Could have been five times as long. Felt like Spider-Man 3. Shazam kicks ass. If there ever was a character who could turn into some unstoppable egomaniac villain, it's that dude.

Also felt like the whole narrative structure of that random guy looking at the events with the Specter was just some fancy ploy by Mark Waid to make it more "poetic" or "different" or whatever. Or maybe it was an excuse for Alex Ross to paint his dad.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 07:49 PM       
I love this and brought a copy of it to my dad's because I figured it might be something he'd enjoy, but he claimed he didn't understand it. I don't know if you really need to be into comic books for something like this, but I don't think that you do. It works on several different levels and it seems like the type of story most people could pick up and enjoy even if they're only reasonably familiar with the core characters.

That was very funny. Well done.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 10:00 PM       
One of the best graphic novels I've ever read. It's length is fine; the story just has a lot of top-tier talent and new talent, and it can't give them all top billing. Like Protoclown said, "the art is the star of the show." I'd have high regard for the book if there were no words in it at all.
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Old Jul 29th, 2008, 02:34 AM       
This was Mark Waid's opus, kinda like Garth Ennis' "Preacher" or Warren Ellis' "Transmetropolitan" or Alan Moore's "Watchmen", just not quite as compelling... Come to think of it, Alan Moore had like four opuses... "opuses"? Is that right?
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