W and the mercenary Cheshire has become Red HoodMore to 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 "would profit from a 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 provides for a satisfying catharsis 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 to the graphic novel due to Alex Ross artwork but this adds details that the graphic novel had to leave out Read both This novel is of course based off the outstanding graphic novel done by Mark Waid and Alex Ross and is its eual in eve 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 power interesting storyline so what was the issue It was hard to stay focused easy to put 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 pastor but I think an issue was the lag before getting to the meat and heart of the story taking too long to propel 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 prophetic speaking grew tiresome Religion plays 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 ear hiatus and how their differing views clash when they must come together again to save the world. 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 personal battles fought with inner demons and the final war that would determine the fate of our planet. Ckground 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 population has run wild Both in size and in behavior The heroes of old have either gone into retirement or disappeared completely from public life The next generation of heroes their heirs to the throne never learned any of the life lessons their forerunners and parents 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 people Laws that apply to normal people do not apply to the metahumans Superman has been missing for ten ears having gone into isolation view spoiler feeling betrayed and rejected after Lois Lane was killed and the killer of his wife s killer was set free by a jury hide spoiler I ve read this several times now and there are a number of things that make it greatThe first is simply the premise it seriously takes up the uestion if superheroes with godlike powers really did live on our world what might the conseuences be for them for normal human beings and for the planetThe 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 Supe 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 pages of story retread from a slightly different point of view I m afraid that this Kingdom Come novel is not the best showcase for any writer s talents this Kingdom Come novel is not the best showcase for any writer s talents 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 pressed to argue #I d be hard pressed to argue ou To me it seemed like instead of embr 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 Arro. E world But when the Man of Steel returns from self imposed exile his very presence could be the catalyst that pushes 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
Read Á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Elliot S. MagginKingdom Come how do 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 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 it by reputation I ve started it once digitally decided a tablet was not really the proper way to
Alex Ross Beautiful Art AndRoss beautiful art and 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 story closely but it just doesn t work in novel mediumYou the reader are following the protagonist as he goes from scene to scene literally in extra corporeal form and watches the superheroes or metahumans as they re called here The protagonist is very passive being essentially a ghost and a wholly human ghost at that He s here
"Only To Witness The Events "to witness the events much elseThe three main super characters are Superman Wonder Woman and Batman And there s loads of others Kingdom Come contains so much namedropping that for the DC uninitiated will mean absolutely nothing Many of them appear and disappear in the span of a paragraph On the other hand Make You Mine you don t really get time alone with the main three heroes to be able to truly like them The human ghost character is probably the most developed but even he is rather boring because his role is passiveThere problems of this novel are not really the writer s fault I don t think The story obviously works in comic form but it doesn t translate well to plain novel You re not missing much ifou skip this one 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 part 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 panels being loaded with Easter eggs and nods to the fans The book has to explain things using words instead of pictures no way right so it will give some of the ba. This is a novelization of the graphic novel Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross It is the early More Than a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy years of the Twenty First Century Without the guidance and values long championed by the old guard Superman Batman and Wonder Woman aounger generation of super heroes is ravaging th.