Updated on 16 October, 2021
Kingdom Come was a four-issue limited series based on the popular TV show, King of the Hill. Kingdom Come was written by Mark Waid with art by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. It was penciled by Waid and inked by Bob Kane. It was first released in April of 1996 and was novelette, although it did have some elements of a crossover event with the animated series. Kingdom Come featured art by Bill Finger and coloring by Stan Lee. This series was only available in black and white and was not truly a "continuity" story as it was not intended to end up being a feature-length film.
Kingdom Come was created by Mark Waid with art by Stan Lee and Bill Finger. The series was not well received by fans of the comic, however, there were a surprising amount of loyal readers who bought the comic book series. In fact, Kingdom Come was one of the top sellers of the year, selling out in just a few days. It has consistently sold well throughout the years and was eventually turned into a movie of the same name.
Kingdom Come was created as a response to the popular television show, The Mask, in which a group of children played a role in saving the Earth. In Kingdom Come Comic, a group of high school students come together to take care of common family problems such as boredom, disinterest, jealousy, and arguments. The comic follows their efforts and how they deal with the problems faced. These characters are often seen as teenagers and frequently in the pages of Kingdom Come Comic.
The Kingdom Come Comic book's story is centered on a boy named Ben Kingsley, who lives in a small town called Davenport. One day, Ben awakens in the middle of the night and notices that his town is on the verge of darkness. Looking out his window, he sees dark figures moving through the streets and he races outside to find out what is happening. Inside his home, he finds himself in the body of a doll, frozen in ice and surrounded by several vicious animals.
As he approaches the doll, he realizes that it is actually Ariel, the singing princess from the land of Oceania. Ariel transforms into a dragon and attacks Ben, who tries to fight her off using his rock hammer. The two fight and Ariel flees, only for him to be taken to the bottom of the ocean where a mermaid resides. There, she lures her prey into a chamber where King Arthur awaits...
As the series progresses, we learn more about Ariel and her motivations for seeking the help of Ben and her father. We also learn about other minor characters and their relationships with the main characters. Throughout the years, Kingdom Come has evolved into a successful cartoon franchise. The characters have aged well and the animation has added much humor to the story. While it may not be the same as the Disney comics, you will definitely appreciate the unique story and animation.
In terms of the story, the comic takes place in an alternate version of the early 21st century where oil shortages have forced the people to live underground. A massive meteor hitting the earth kills most of the population. Only a few people survive and are swept into the city of Manhattan where they become caught up in the City's Machine. This machine, called "The System" allows people to live in the tunnels under the city and continue to exist without any type of society.
The Kingdom Come comic is definitely a great read and has some fantastic storylines. If you loved the television series, you will love this book. Check out the rest of the series if you haven't already and begin to enjoy a mind-blowing adventure.