Review: Waid and Ross’s Kingdom Come

Another in a long line of review written a million years ago (2007) for a now long defunct livejournal.
Kingdom Come

Mark Waid and Alex Ross

I think this is supposed to be a sort of post, post “adult” graphic novel where we come full circle from the flawed superhero back to the super-super hero. Maybe? I don’t know. I’m really not comicbook literate anymore.

Maybe I’m just not capable of getting into superheroes again, or maybe Ross’s retro superheroes-as-good-guys thing is just not for me. Either way, I not only didn’t like this, I fundamentally thought it was worth the time. Give me a Batman who isn’t just crabby, but sociopathic, and I might be interested. But good old fashion good guys? Boring.

Not recommended.


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Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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