Mark Waid Revisits The World Of KINGDOM COME In BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #20

Mark Waid Revisits The World Of KINGDOM COME In BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #20

Mark Waid will revisit the world of Kingdom Come this October as the solicit for Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #20 sees The World's Finest trying to track down Boy Thunder.

By MarkJulian - Jul 27, 2023 07:07 PM EST
Filed Under: DC Comics
Source: Golden Apple Comics

It's been nearly 30 years since Mark Waid and Alex Ross first released the four-issue miniseries Kingdom Come and it looks as if Waid is ready to revisit that DC Elseworld.

Kingdom Come is set in an alternate future of the DC Universe, where the new generation of heroes have decided to become judge, jury, and executioner, and in some ways, are as bad as the villains they fight. Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman must come out of retirement to make one last stand for truth and justice.

Kingdom Come is a highly acclaimed graphic novel, winning numerous awards, including the Eisner Award for Best Limited Series and the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of the Year. It is considered one of the greatest superhero comics ever written.

In his recent Batman/Superman: World's Finest run, Waid has been revisiting his old Kingdom Come ideas, providing an origin story for the villainous Magog.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #20 will hit comic book shops and digital stores on Oct. 17, 2023

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Kingdom Come

BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #20 CVR DAN MORA
(W) MARK WAID (A) DAN MORA (C) DAN MORA
DC COMICS
StockID: 92773 SKU: 0823DC124

MARK WAID RETURNS TO THE WORLD OF KINGDOM COME! The return of Boy Thunder! To find and save Superman's former protege- the World's Finest duo bridges the dimensional gulf between their world and an Earth with a jaded Superman- a broken Batman- and a war-hungry Wonder Woman--the world of Kingdom Come!

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TheLight
TheLight - 7/27/2023, 7:43 PM
As long as this doesn't ruin what was magnificent about the OG KC miniseries, I'm down.

marvel72
marvel72 - 7/27/2023, 8:34 PM
Is it just me but that cover image is huge on my phone, I have to scroll to the left to see the other side.
PatientXero
PatientXero - 7/27/2023, 8:34 PM
Said kind of pooped on Kingdom Come’s legacy with his not so good follow up…without Alex Ross.
TheBlueMorpho
TheBlueMorpho - 7/27/2023, 8:52 PM
Interesting.
GetsugaTensho22
GetsugaTensho22 - 7/27/2023, 9:56 PM
I love Alex Ross’s artwork in the series, but I have a confession….

I’ve never quite understood Kingdom Come. Like I’ve tried reading it twice, but I just don’t think I “get” what it’s trying to say and why it says it the way that it does.
FlixMentallo21
FlixMentallo21 - 7/27/2023, 10:06 PM
@GetsugaTensho22 - It was Waid and Ross indicting the trends and excesses of early-90s superhero comics. Magog was their big stab at Marvel’s Cable.
FlixMentallo21
FlixMentallo21 - 7/27/2023, 10:05 PM
OT, but still DC-related:
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CloakDagger
CloakDagger - 7/27/2023, 11:43 PM
a variant cover by Alex Ross won't hurt.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 7/28/2023, 4:57 AM
@CloakDagger - Since this is multiverse and not hypertime, I suppose there is enough separation between this and The Kingdom to entice him back, but it still looks like an unworthy, unnecessary sequel-not-sequel.
DENNISsystem
DENNISsystem - 7/28/2023, 1:13 AM
Kingdom come was one of my favorite comics growing up and Alex Ross is the best there is. It’s funny that injustice basically follows the same plot but diverges when instead of Clark wanting Joker to be brought in by the book, he instead loses it and kills him. Perfect opposites of each other.
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 7/28/2023, 4:17 AM
Don't really care for whatever this story is for this NEW "BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #20" as I've stopped reading comics a while back, but the inclusion OF the kingdom come characters is nice not for story reasons but because it means there is a now good chance now that mcfarlane toys will make the other characters.

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