"Thy Kingdom Come (Part I): What a Wonderful World": The JSA bring this alternate Superman into their meeting room. Starman recognizes him as the Superman of Earth-22. Superman tells the JSA about his native dimension and how t
- I watched all of you die.
Synopsis for "Thy Kingdom Come (Part I): What a Wonderful World"
The JSA bring this alternate Superman into their meeting room. Starman recognizes him as the Superman of Earth-22. Superman tells the JSA about his native dimension and how the Joker killed his wife Lois Lane. An antihero known as Magog avenged Lois' death by killing the Joker and won the support of the populace. This led to a global conflict between heroes which ravaged the world. After hearing his tale, the JSA secure him within the room, while they privately discuss what to do about him. While the others review Superman's tale, Obsidian manifests inside the meeting room and talks to Superman, in which the later learns much of this Earth in comparison to his chaotic version.
Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Doctor Mid-Nite and Mister Terrific inspect the ruins of the building where Goth was killed. Mid-Nite begins coughing, but blames it on the smoke. As the two leave the building for fresh air, a writing is seen embedded and obscured on a piece of wooden beam reading "GO-".
At JSA Headquarters, Superman recounts to Obsidian of everything that had happened in Earth-22 prior of his appearance on New Earth, consisting the people that he swore to protect killed their heroes with the dropping of a nuclear bomb. With his super hearing sense, Superman then hears a person who believes that the "world doesn't needs me." He breaks through the solid steel door, and the beleaguered JSA try to restrain them. He easily overpowers them and flies off. Soaring through Manhattan, Superman rescues a young woman preparing to commit suicide by leaping from the roof of a building. Camera crews immediately converge on the scene and speculation begins flourishing over who this "new" Superman might be.
The Flash runs to Central City and meets with Wally West at the Flash Museum. They discuss using the Cosmic Treadmill in the hopes of sending Superman back to his home dimension.
Meanwhile, a mysterious, shadowy figure tracks down the villain known as Chroma. He fires a blast of energy into his back, killing him.
Appearing in "Thy Kingdom Come (Part I): What a Wonderful World"
- Justice Society of America
- Citizen Steel
- Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross)
- Flash (Jay Garrick)
- Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
- Hawkman (Carter Hall)
- Hourman (Rick Tyler)
- Liberty Belle (Jesse Chambers)
- Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)
- Power Girl
- Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)
- Starman (Thom Kallor)
- Wildcat (Ted Grant)
- Wildcat (Tom Bronson)
- Magog (Flashback only)
- 666 (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- Harlequin (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- NIL-8 (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- Stars and Stripes (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- Thunder (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- Batman (Cameo)
- Charlie the Owl
- Chroma (Final appearance) (Dies)
- The Joker (Cameo)
- Joker (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- Lois Lane (Earth-22) (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Superman (Cameo)
- Justice Battalion (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- Red, White and Blue (Earth-22) (Flashback only)
- Earth-22 (Flashback only)
- Gotham City
- Metropolis (Cameo)
- New York City
- Reprinted in Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years.
- This issue also shipped with a retailer incentive variant cover illustrated by Dale Eaglesham and Ruy José.
- In the recreated Multiverse, Earth-22 is the reality designation that corresponds to the Elseworlds limited series Kingdom Come.
- All Earth-22 flashback scenes are painted by Alex Ross. Alex Ross illustrated the original Kingdom Come limited series.
- Cover gallery for the Justice Society of America series
- Images from Justice Society of America Vol 3 10
- Justice Society Recommended Reading
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Squadron (Volume 1)
- America vs. the Justice Society (Volume 1)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- JSA (Volume 1)
- JSA: All Stars (Volume 1)
- JSA Classified (Volume 1)
- JSA: Strange Adventures (Volume 1)
- JSA vs. Kobra (Volume 1)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 1)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 2)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 3)
- Last Days of the Justice Society Special #1
- Kingdom Come Recommended Reading
- Kingdom Come (Volume 1) - collected in Kingdom Come
- The Kingdom (Volume 1) - storyline The Kingdom collected in The Kingdom
- Thy Kingdom Come - collected in Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Part One and Part Two and Part Three
- Justice Society of America (Volume 3) #9 - JSA #17
- Justice Society of America Annual (Volume 3) #1
- Justice Society of America (Volume 3) #18 - JSA #20
- Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special Superman #1
- Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special Magog #1
- Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special: The Kingdom #1
- Justice Society of America (Volume 3) #21 - JSA #22
- Titans: Who is Troia?
- Justice League: Generation Lost (Volume 1) - storyline Justice League: Generation Lost collected in Justice League: Generation Lost Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Links and References
|Kingdom Come Continuity Storyline/Crossover|
Kingdom Come was a four-issue limited series published in 1996 under DC's Elseworlds imprint. Like all Elseworlds, this series was set in an alternate reality outside that of the mainstream DC Universe (in this case, Earth-96/Earth-22/Earth 22). However, several elements and characters were later introduced in the mainstream universe.