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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kingdom Come ... in a dream

It's no secret that I'm a superhero fan.  The Timmverse of DC animated shows is among the best continuities of fiction ever created.  And I love comic book-based movies, too.  Oddly enough, I've never been a comic book fan.

No, not "oddly."  I'm rather obsessive compulsive about certain things and I'm a completist.  I have to have it all.  Good thing I never got into Pokemon.  I found it nigh impossible to just jump into a comic universe when there's decades of issues and history to delve into first.

There have been exceptions, though.  Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns is one.  Alex Ross' Kingdom Come is another.

OK.  So I had a dream the other night.  My wife, my son and I went to the movies to see the new Superman movie.

But it wasn't Man of Steel.  And it didn't star Henry Cavil.

It was a pretty sweet movie.

No, I don't remember too much of it.  I remember Christopher Reeve flying around and punching other costumed folks.  I remember thinking how awesome it was to see him in the suit again.  Unfortunately, that's about it.

So striking the dream was that I felt I had to represent it visually.  There you go.

I'm not a Photoshop expert by any stretch, but I'm rather proud of that poster.

Here's what Kingdom Come Supes looks like, in case you wondered:

Here's the Man of Steel suit picture, courtesy of IdleHands:

Yes, I had to 'blue' the suit a bit.  I'm particularly happy with the KC symbol on his chest.  If you didn't know, the background of the 'S' is black because he's still mourning the death of SPOILER Lois Lane.

The Christopher Reeve pic comes from the junkyard scene in Superman III:

I did some half-assed aging on him ... enhanced wrinkles, added crow's feet, receded the hairlines, lightened and darkened the hair as needed, etc.  Love the mussed spitcurl so I kept that, despite the slicked back look Superman had for most of Kingdom Come.

It was a cool dream.  It's a shame it's not reality.  Hopefully, DC Animated will one day put out a two-part movie, much like they did for TDKR.

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