History Comicbook / KingdomCome

28th Apr '17 2:39:04 PM Gregzilla
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-->'''Superman:''' As we saw ourselves. [[DefiedTrope And we were both wrong.]]

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-->'''Superman:''' As we saw ourselves. [[DefiedTrope [[AGodIAmNot And we were both wrong.]]
28th Apr '17 2:37:39 PM Gregzilla
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* CentralTheme: The loss of humanity through [[UtopiaJustifyTheMeans justifying your actions]], whether it be taking a life or swinging around your power to get people in line. All the classic silver age heroes had lost their connection to the very people they swore to protect, Superman retired to his Fortress of Solitude, Wonder Woman lost her royal title because she spent more time as a warrior than ambassador of peace, Flash existed in constant motion unable to interact with anyone, Green Lantern remained in a watchtower construct in orbit over Earth and Batman policed Gotham via drones. As such the new generation, who idolized the classic heroes, were left without guidance and fought each other as much as they fought supervillains.

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* CentralTheme: The loss of humanity through [[UtopiaJustifyTheMeans [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans justifying your actions]], whether it be taking a life or swinging around your power to get people in line. All the classic silver age heroes had lost their connection to the very people they swore to protect, Superman retired to his Fortress of Solitude, Wonder Woman lost her royal title because she spent more time as a warrior than ambassador of peace, Flash existed in constant motion unable to interact with anyone, Green Lantern remained in a watchtower construct in orbit over Earth and Batman policed Gotham via drones. As such the new generation, who idolized the classic heroes, were left without guidance and fought each other as much as they fought supervillains.
26th Apr '17 5:30:57 AM explodyboompow
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* ValuesDissonance: [invoked] Used in-story. It's problems with values dissonance that cause Superman to retire in the first place because he cannot reconcile his values with those of the younger generation of heroes and, more importantly, the public that supports them.

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* ValuesDissonance: [invoked] Used in-story. It's problems with values dissonance that cause Superman to retire in the first place because he cannot reconcile his values with those of the younger generation of heroes and, more importantly, the public that supports them.
15th Apr '17 11:39:27 AM Everblaster
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Bruce Wayne's appearance is partially based on Gregory Peck. This is a nod to the much lauded ''[[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne Batman Year One]] by Dave Mazucchelli and Creator/FrankMiller.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Bruce Wayne's appearance is partially based on Gregory Peck. This is a nod to the much lauded ''[[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne Batman Year One]] One]]'' by Dave Mazucchelli and Creator/FrankMiller.
15th Apr '17 11:39:08 AM Everblaster
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Bruce Wayne's appearance is partially based on Gregory Peck. This is a nod to the much lauded Batman Year One comic book by Dave Mazucchelli and Creator/FrankMiller.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Bruce Wayne's appearance is partially based on Gregory Peck. This is a nod to the much lauded ''[[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne Batman Year One comic book One]] by Dave Mazucchelli and Creator/FrankMiller.
15th Apr '17 11:30:07 AM Everblaster
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Until a tragedy strikes in Kansas. The death of ComicBook/CaptainAtom causes a nuclear explosion that destroys most of the Midwest of the USA. This loosens the last bounds of restraint among the new generation of metahumans, who begin to fight one another with abandon. Superman returns, reassembles the Justice League and tries to take back control, with dire consequences.

Through it all, a simple pastor named Norman [=McCay=] is guided by apocalyptic imagery drawn from the Literature/BookOfRevelation and by ComicBook/TheSpectre. He must decide the fate of humanity - whether to allow the metahumans to be killed en masse and save the rest of humanity, or to allow them to survive, but doom the world.

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Until That is, until a tragedy strikes in Kansas. The death of ComicBook/CaptainAtom causes a nuclear explosion that destroys most of the Midwest of the USA. This loosens the last bounds of restraint among the new generation of metahumans, who begin to fight one another with abandon. Superman returns, reassembles the Justice League and tries to take back control, with dire consequences.

Through it all, a simple pastor named Norman [=McCay=] [=McCay=], the parishioner of an elderly Wesley Dodds (the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Sandman), is guided by apocalyptic imagery drawn from the Literature/BookOfRevelation and by ComicBook/TheSpectre. He must decide the fate of humanity - whether to allow the metahumans to be killed en masse and save the rest of humanity, or to allow them to survive, but doom the world.
12th Apr '17 6:25:51 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* CoolOldGuy: Norman [=McCay=]. One of the failures of ''The Kingdom'' was [[PutOnABus putting him on a bus]]. Elderly Bruce Wayne is no slouch either, and someone reading it today would be pleasantly reminded in some ways of Bruce's portrayal in WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond a few years later.

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* CoolOldGuy: Norman [=McCay=]. One of the failures of ''The Kingdom'' was [[PutOnABus putting him on a bus]]. Elderly Bruce Wayne is no slouch either, and someone reading it today would be pleasantly reminded in some ways of Bruce's portrayal in WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' a few years later.later.
* CrapsackWorld: Ten years after Superman and most other famous superheroes have retired, the world has become overrun with more and more violent metahumans. Their fights are a constant source of collateral damage and put countless civilian lives in danger; many now compare hero/villain fights to gang wars. The Kansas tragedy has sterilized America's breadbasket, throwing the world's economy into near-collapse with the threat of global famine. There are also more subtle signs of how crappy this world is, like when Norman [=McCay=] is offered a signed baseball from the last world series ever played.


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* GaiasLament: After the Kansas Tragedy the entire state, along with parts of Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri, were reduced to an irradiated wasteland.
21st Mar '17 6:26:13 AM Blazer
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: In issue 1, one of the graffiti on the wall is the Japanese phrase 'tenchi muyo'. The way it is written, complete with exclamation mark, makes this a ShoutOut to [[Anime/TenchiMuyo the popular 90s anime]]. One of its translations, 'no need for heaven or earth', also makes it an ominous warning of things to come, as suggested in a ''Wizard'' magazine on artist Alex Ross.
25th Dec '16 9:32:55 PM TitoMosquito
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-->[[spoiler:'''Superman:''' You're more like Darkseid than ever, Orion.\\
'''Orion:''' So it was written to be. Our story has always been a generational one. It is said that many men eventually become their fathers.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Superman:''' You're more like Darkseid than ever, Orion.\\
'''Orion:'''
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-->[[spoiler:'''Orion:'''
So it was written to be. Our story has always been a generational one. It is said that many men eventually become their fathers.]]
23rd Dec '16 6:00:43 AM AnotherGuy
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** The Spectre tells Norman after all the events are over that he and the superheroes he just saved were no so different: both existed to bring hope.

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** The Spectre tells Norman after all the events are over that he and the superheroes he just saved were no [[InvokedTrope not so different: different]]: both existed to bring hope.
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