DC’s KINGDOM COME: CONTROL AND THE IMAGE FACTOR

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO THE POWER OF SPEAKING TO SOCIETY’S ISSUES THROUGH COMICS

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Hey everyone, as some of you have already noticed, I have two separate blogs running concurrently right now. I apologize if it has caused some confusion but I am here to tell you that it happened by accident. But, since it has happened, I’ll work with this. I’ll use either for my posts but I know you’ll still have a blast taking this journey with me. Now, for the matter at hand, for the issue concerning DC’s Kingdom Come comic book, let’s get right on to it shall we?

DC, home of the world’s most iconic superheroes. It actually seems to me that the more it seems we get older (fan or not) we still get to hear some commotion about their characters; whether it be Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Cyborg…e.t.c. We encounter them from nearly everything we can see, feel or hear. Whether it be You Tube, TV, cinema, comics, newspaper articles or blogs like this one (wink wink, nudge nudge) we can’t escape them. Odd, right? Why should these things that we should discard as childish be of such relevance and entertainment value, especially to adults?

DC’s Kingdom Come is one of the graphic novels that has been hailed by many fans as well as critics over history as a classic comic book tale. I do not want to spoil the narrative of the comic and give its best parts but I feel that it has a great value, seeing that it comes right off the Bible’s Sermon on the Mount: A sermon that has been recorded as being spoken by Jesus and here’s the gist of it, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

 

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