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« Thread started on: Jan 11th, 2007, 7:58pm »

I'm starting it tonight and will be reading the novel afterwards. I thought I'd put up a thread on what is supposedly the best Elseworlds ever.
Your thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 11th, 2007, 8:28pm »

I'm going to read it after I finish with my DC thing. I never was a big Alex Ross fan.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 12th, 2007, 11:07am »

I can go either way with Mr. Ross. I appreciate his contributions to the medium, and as a former art student (and the husband of an artist), I appreciate his work and talent.
I don't care for ultra-ultra-ultra-realism in comics. To me, that's not what comics are about. His women seem way too masculine, but who are we to argue what an Amazon would look like? They probably are a bit mannish.
What I'm most looking forward to this time is finally reading the novel. Hopefully, it'll flesh out the "new" minor characters a bit so that they aren't just backgrounds for the action shots.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 13th, 2007, 9:51pm »

I love Kingdom Come.
I love Alex Ross' art.

Kingdom Come has a great story and what I like most about it is the moral dilemma within the book (the choice to be made) and the solution chosen to solve it (neither option).
It does has its flaws, though. I think the whole Magog storyline is weak and even unnecessary.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 6th, 2007, 3:44pm »

Ok, so the novel goes much deeper into both the characters and actions. If you loved the comic, I'd suggest tracking this down.
There are some great scenes not in the GN: extra stuff with Superman and Bruce in the cave (the first time), Bruce and Dick (after the main fight), and Bruce and Ibn (after Wayne Manor is rebuilt as a hospital).
It's primarily told in first person narrative through the eyes of Norman McCay, who while with the Spectre, has the ability to read people's thoughts.
You get deeper explainations of what the big-named characters have been doing for the last ten years, better insight on the "new" characters, etc.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 13th, 2007, 07:54am »

That's nice, because the biggest flaw in the story is that there are a lot of characters that are not fleshed out (does Red Robin say more than 100 words?).
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 13th, 2007, 08:37am »

on Feb 13th, 2007, 07:54am, TheMidnighter wrote:
That's nice, because the biggest flaw in the story is that there are a lot of characters that are not fleshed out (does Red Robin say more than 100 words?).


Yeah. And in the comic maybe 7 words. He's got some really great moments with Wonder Woman, his daughter, and Batman in the novel.
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 21st, 2007, 06:39am »

That is a lot better then.
When (if?) I have the money, I'll try and get it cheesy.
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