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Kingdom Come is a four-issue Elseworlds story written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, with artwork by Alex Ross. It is set in the year 2020 where Superman and his generation of heroes from the Justice League days have been succeeded by a new generation of heroes whose ideals are more nihilistic, c

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Kingdom Come

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Kingdom Come is a four-issue Elseworlds story written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, with artwork by Alex Ross. It is set in the year 2020 where Superman and his generation of heroes from the Justice League days have been succeeded by a new generation of heroes whose ideals are more nihilistic, caring less about the people they're supposed to protect and more about their own egos, and are found even clashing with each other as much as they do with the villains. It is when a major disaster happens when Superman decides to rein in the new generation of heroes in the hopes that they would reform and adopt his generation's ideals of what being a superhero is about.

This mini-series was followed by a related mini-series called The Kingdom, in which heroes that inhabited the reality of Kingdom Come had crossed over into the mainstream reality via Hypertime in order to stop Gog and his murderous campaign against Superman in various realities. It was later followed by another story series called Thy Kingdom Come.

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  • Kingdom Come shares some similarity with the storyline presented in Marvel Comics' Squadron Supreme 12-issue mini-series, where the team serving as analogs of the Justice League attempt to rein in superhumans following a crisis that took place on their world.
  • The series was written as an allegory regarding the ethics of the superheroes that emerged during the "new comics" period of the 1990s, particularly those published by Image Comics, with Magog and his generation of superheroes serving as analogs to those characters.

Recommended Reading

  • Kingdom Come


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This storyline exists within an Elseworlds continuity, and as such is not a part of the mainstream DC Universe, although it may be the basis for one of the realities of the 52 Multiverse. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Elseworlds Storylines."

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