Okay, DC peoples. I need a bit of help from any of you familiar with the book the thread's title. I'm taking a course titled The Graphic Novel this semester. The agreement was for the class to choose, through vote, a fourth book, and for we students to make suggestions. Because we're studying comics as a medium, and had not yet looked at a superhero book, and because the superhero genre accounts for about 90% of the medium, I suggested a superhero book. After speaking at length with my comic store owner, he said I should probably suggest Kingdom Come, due to its standing alone and out of continuity as an Elseworlds title (the people in my class, for the most part, have no superhero experience), its price, and said that it was some of Mark Waid's finest writing. I figured, okay. I read Waid in Top Cow's Hunter-Killer. I pitched the idea, the class voted, and Kingdom Come won. Of course, the people who hadn't voted for the book don't like it. More accurately, they probably don't let themselves like it. "They're superheroes... I mean... how can you even take it seriously? I can't read this." <-- Sample line from class discussion, hurrah. Here's my problem: most of the class seems so happy to point out a few lines of dialogue here or there, comment on how corny, campy, melodramatic, etc. they are, and from there move to condemn all of the writing in the book as corny, campy, and melodramatic. And, you know, hey, certainly some of the dialogue is, but not all of it. Or that it's simplistic and doesn't match the plot. I don't know if they were expecting some human crime drama, or a book modeled after Seinfeld, or something... but, c'mon. They're superheroes, it's a superhero book - the text is going to be more fantastic than realistic. Apparently only I get that. So, I ask any and all of you for help and suggestions in defending the book in class (or at least to make me feel better, and not like a loser for liking it @[email protected]), for I am pretty much at a loss.