Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blogging From A To Z: K is for

Kingdom Come




This is the ultimate "What If" head-trippy comic featuring "big" names.  The premise is simple:

Set twenty years into the future, it deals with a growing conflict between "traditional" superheroes, such as SupermanWonder Woman, and the Justice League, and a growing population of largely amoral and dangerously irresponsible new vigilantes. Between these two groups is Batman and his assembled team, who attempt to contain the escalating disaster, foil the machinations of Lex Luthor, and prevent a world-ending superhuman war.
--via Wikipedia 

The visuals on the book are stunning.  Alex Ross, who also co-wrote the story, painted the entire book using models to deliver a realistic, world-weary look to our heroes.

5 comments:

  1. what a great theme...

    Kudos... to the challenge "K" is for Killer Post!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    My New Book:
    Retro-Zombie: Art and Words

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  2. I think this is such a great premise for a story. I would really love to see this in movie form.

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  3. Fascinating shadows in the image. It gives the artwork an authentic feel.

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  4. I'm floored with how many aspects of this "what if" universe have become canon: Red Robin, Magog, the Kingdom Come Superman was wandering around for a while...

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  5. Normally I don't care for Alex Ross. He is fantastic and he does an wonderful Superman, but he can't paint women without making them look masculine.

    But Kingdom Come is fantastic on every level.

    One of my favorite graphic novels.

    I have even been exploring the daughter that Superman and Wonder Woman will have that is hinted at the end of the book.

    http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2011/01/justice-is-blind.html


    I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

    Tim
    The Other Side
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

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