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Friday, February 03, 2006

Friday Comics Chat Open Thread - KINGDOM edition


Hey everybody! Take a seat, get comfortable and LET'S TALK COMICS. I have something a bit different this week. Alert customer Steve R. pointed out a book to Manager Ken that most of us have overlooked... DC's THE KINGDOM, written by Mark Waid with art by various artists. Here's a summary from DC's webpage:

Continuing to look at a possible future of the DC Universe and it heroes, the young boy who survived the holocaust that consumed the farmlands of Kansas has grown up and judged Superman at fault for the destruction that he lived through. Using newly granted powers, Gog has set out on a mission to remove Superman from existence throughout all of time. Now it is up to the children of Batman, Robin, Flash, and Plastic Man to work together to save the Man of Steel and the world from the madman's quest.

Have any of you out there read this book? When it came out, I skipped over it, thinking that NOTHING could follow the incredible KINGDOM COME. Steve R. has pointed out that this book may actually be a lead-in to the events of the current INFINITE CRISIS! What do you think? Have you read this?

7 Comments:

At 2/03/2006 7:12 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

I haven't read this, but I finally broke down and picked up Seth Fisher's Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan series today. I don't know how I would have missed this guy's artwork before... he's like a cross between Moebius and Milo Manara with a dash of manga thrown in. I feel like a boob for not having discovered him before.

What's really sad is all the great work that we'll miss now that he's died.

 
At 2/03/2006 9:14 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Yes, very sad that such a young talent is gone... his BIG IN JAPAN was quite a hoot!

 
At 2/03/2006 10:02 PM, Blogger AlbertJohn3 said...

He also did a great story arc in Batman: Legend of the Dark Knight that featured Mr. Freeze. He had an interesting style. He will be missed.

 
At 2/04/2006 8:57 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Back on topic: Did anyone read KINGDOM?

 
At 2/04/2006 10:02 AM, Blogger Linnen said...

I read Kingdom and I would say that you missed nothing by passing it by. It didn't even come close to reaching the same heights as "Kingdom Come." I remember feeling incredibly let-down by the ending - which introduced hypertime to the DCU I think.

Very bad, although now I'm going to go dig it out.

 
At 2/04/2006 7:09 PM, Blogger Manager Ken said...

Yeah B, take sometime and reread Kingdom...I am personally enjoying it and the ending is what I found pretty cool...I, initially, passed on it when it first came out, due to the fact it looked paled compare to Kingdom Come. The art thru the trade edition does vary, but it appears to be a 7 year bridge in the making to the current INFINITE CRISIS storyline...

So if you have some free reading time, you may want to check it out...

Manager Ken

 
At 2/04/2006 7:18 PM, Blogger AlbertJohn3 said...

I read Kingdom Come, but not the Kingdom event. I have seen the Kingdom Titans in some Titans issues, but overall it did not grab my attention. Loved Kingdom Come though.

 

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