This week on View from the Gutters, our topic work is Kingdom Come, by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. Originally published as a 4-issue Elseworlds story, Kingdom Come is one possible future of the DC Universe. A future in which conflicts between generations of heroes boil into apocalyptic battles.
It is a meditation on the nature of heroes in the DCU, and also a reflection on the state of superheroes in the 90s (which is all the more amazing for the fact that this comic was itself released in 1996). It is considered by some to be Alex Ross’s magnum opus, and is beautifully rendered in full oil paintings.
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Scud: The Disposable Assassin, Battling Boy, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1, Pride of Baghdad, and Conan: Queen of the Black Coast for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Scud: The Disposable Assassin.
Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Eric Manix, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.