Set in the not so distant future, Batman is retired, Superman is in a self-imposed exile and the rest of the Justice League nowhere to be found, it seems that all hope is lost. The DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass, becoming just as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. But not for long. Mark Waid and Alex Ross's generational masterwork is now released as a part of DC's prestigious new imprint of standalone graphic novels, DC Black Label.
After a cataclysmic event costs the lives of millions, the Justice League--led by a rejuvenated Superman--returns to bring balance back to the world. However, the new guard will not go down quietly. A battle is coming between the uncompromising protectors and a untamed group of young powerhouses--one that will define what heroism truly is. Winner of five Eisner and Harvey Awards, Kingdom Come is the best-selling graphic novel form acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross. DC Black Label, a new publishing imprint from DC Entertainment, gives premier talent the opportunity to expand upon the canon of DC's iconic Super Hero comic book characters with unique, standalone stories that are outside of the current DC Universe continuity. An all-star lineup of creative teams will craft their own personal definitive DC stories in the tradition of compelling literary works like Batman: The Killing Joke, All-Star Superman and DC: The New Frontier.