(PDF KINDLE) [Kingdom Come] é Elliot S. Maggin

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  • Kingdom Come
  • Elliot S. Maggin
  • English
  • 04 September 2018
  • 9780446606691

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Review Kingdom Come Kingdom Come Read ó 2 Read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù Elliot S. Maggin 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. 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 Superman Wonder Woman and others that we know from other storiesThe art is appropriately frenetic it puts us in the perspective of someone trying to make sense of the frenzy of battles and the changing cast of heroes and villains The realistic look pulls away from the golden age comic myth of heroes that only add gentle healing touches by removing villains through redemptiveregenerative violence and grounds us in the uestion What IF they were real thoughThe religious layer of apocalyptic revelation isn t terribly deep but I d say it s used appropriately what is a human response to the terrible scope of possibility we ve begun to see emerge from than human figures whether they be the fascist politicians of the early 1900s not that the 20th century had a monopoly on that philosophy or the scientists whose curiosity and insight allows them to build weapons that can kill millions in a population in an instant or the nihilists and anarchists who reject any premise of constructive human community because they ve seen too many cracks in the way our human communities are constructed and therefore do violence on whatever scale they can reachThese are topics that we confront everyday of course and this comic is a serious engagement of them doing what fantasy does at its deepest holding up a magnifying mirror to our own nature so we can wrestle through the ways our choices play out on ourselves and one anotherWithout going into the details the denouement and epilogue have a warmth to them even as the state of affairs is left uneasy a reminder to us that our victories are always achieved in part when we commit to an ongoing process of construction and care All in all a fine book

Review Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

Review Kingdom Come Kingdom Come Read ó 2 Read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù Elliot S. Maggin 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 t. 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 The 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 with you To me it seemed like instead of embracing that fact Maggin went in and gave us really unnecessary details around the edges of the book as a substitute For example an extended seuence where the narrator of the story pastor Norman McCay tells us his family has a history of premonitions like the ones he begins to experience at the beginning of the novel This seuence is entirely too much information It doesn t move the plot anywhere remotely interesting and in my own opinion makes McCay s acceptance of the remarkable nature of his association with the superheroes a little less dramatic than it could be Again that s my opinion I am positive that there are legions of readers who bought this novelization precisely for those little details it seems to be Kingdom Come s stock in trade In point of fact one of the truly amazing aspects of the original comic series was artist Ross compendious knowledge of the DC Universe In his hyper realistic style Ross inserted all sorts of easter eggs for the eagle eyed fanboy and girl A background character with no speaking lines would if the reader was savvy enough in the ways of superhero lore be easily identified as an elderly Captain Boomerang or Plastic Man These hidden references were part of the fun of the Kingdom Come comic book but part of that fun was how little attention was brought to them You either picked them up as you read or you didn t Knowing that background character with the top hat was Ross and Waid s reimagining of Zatara would not affect your reading either way Prose doesn t operate in the same fashion or at least the prose here does not What could go unremarked in a wide panel and act as a small nod to continuity or character must be mentioned explicitly in a novel to give it any meaningIf you re interested in those extra details I will say that Maggin s Kingdom Come is an absolute treasure trove As a fan of the original comic I found all sorts of interesting bits and pieces sprinkled throughout this book Background characters like Power Woman and The Ray are given room to breathe and in particular I found Maggin s take on Kingdom Come s version of Hawkman to be well thought out and far interesting than the handful of panels the character is given in the comic book There are also many small wrinkles that Maggin s given the chance to address that would have slowed the comic down to a screeching halt I particularly enjoyed his explanation about why the futuristic Legion of Super Heroes doesn t come back and give humanity a helping hand as well as the death of Clark Kent something left entirely unaddressed in the comic

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