In this episode, Curt and Kevin prepare for the long-awaited release of Justice League with (what else?) a discussion of a kinda/sorta Justice League story: the acclaimed 1996 battle-of-the-superheroes miniseries Kingdom Come, written by Mark Waid, painted by Alex Ross, and published by DC Comics!
In the not-too-distant future, a new generation of super-powered beings has taken the place of the Justice League. But these reckless “heroes” are even more of a menace than the villains they face, and millions of innocents pay the price when one super-battle results in the devastation of the American Midwest!
Wonder Woman coaxes a reluctant Superman out of self-imposed exile to reunite the Justice League. But Batman refuses the call, and the heroes clash over differing ideologies. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor and the U.N. have their own ideas for how to deal with this growing crisis – and one of them involves a nuclear bomb!
Can these costumed crusaders put aside their differences, end the threat of these metahuman miscreants, and avert atomic annihilation? And can they win the keys to that kingdom of caped champions known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- “Get It On” by Kingdom Come
- Elseworlds and “imaginary stories”
- Marvels and the breathtaking art of Alex Ross
- Alan Moore’s Twilight of the Superheroes
- Kingdom Come’s uncanny similarities to Civil War
- Can you have a grim and gritty refutation of grim and gritty comics?
- Alan Moore’s Miracleman
- JLA: American Dreams
- Everyone’s favorite Superman!
- Canceled Too Soon