Kingdom Come (Dc Black Label Edition)

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Review One of the best comic stories ever told. --Washington Examiner No library should be without some edition of this book. --Library Journal (Starred Review) With art that looks like a hybrid of Norman Rockwell and Jack Kirby artist Ross has become the preeminent painter of superheroes of his generation. --Publishers Weekly Book Description Set in the not so distant future Batman is retired Superman is in a self-imposed exile and the rest of the Justice League nowhere to be found it seems that all hope is lost. The DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass becoming just as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. But not for long. Mark Waid and Alex Rosss generational masterwork is now released as a part of DCs prestigious new imprint of standalone graphic novels DC Black Label. About the Author Mark Waid aNew York Timesbest-selling author has written a wider variety of well-known comics characters than any other American comics author from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross Kingdom Come is one of the best-selling comics collections of all time.Alex Ross first came to prominence as the illustrator of Marvels before producing the award-winning Kingdom Come. With a graphic novel for Vertigo (Uncle Sam) several projects for Marvel Comics and six oversized graphic novels starring DCs iconic heroes (collected in The Worlds Greatest Heroes) the top-selling Justice series and more he continues to bring comics to a broader audience. In 2003 Ross was the subject of a retrospective of his work for DC Comics Mythology (Pantheon Books) written and designed by Chip Kidd. Read more Set in the not so distant future Batman is retired Superman is in a self-imposed exile and the rest of the Justice League nowhere to be found it seems that all hope is lost. The DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass becoming just as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. But not for long. Mark Waid and Alex Rosss generational masterwork is now released as a part of DCs prestigious new imprint of standalone graphic novels DC Black Label.In the near-future world of Kingdom Come superheroes are ubiquitous but heroism is rare. After decades as Earths champions the members of the Justice League have all retreated out of the public eye replaced with a new generation of crime-fighters whose brand of justice leaves humanity terrified rather than inspired. But with the planets future in jeopardy Superman Wonder Woman and Batman must come out of retirement to make one last stand for truth and justice...From comics writer Mark Waid and artist Alex Ross comes this definitive collection of the seminal masterpiece Kingdom Come with more than 100 pages of sketches annotations and other behind-the-scenes features.