Three Things You Didn’t Know About The Kingdom

Three Things You Didn’t Know About The Kingdom

By DCE Editorial Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Some have said that three is the magic number. If that's the case, November should be a fascinating month. Here at THE SOURCE, we'll spotlighting key third issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 with an ongoing series of posts titled “3 Things You Didn’t Know About DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.” Expect the unexpected--in threes. There may be a Batman Incorporated member soaring over the skies of Africa as the star of his own series, but it’s the mystery surrounding a gathering of heroes known as The Kingdom that’s stealing the spotlight in Judd Winick and Ben Oliver’s critically acclaimed new monthly, BATWING! But who ARE The Kingdom--and what do we know about them? This early in the series, those answers aren’t quite clear, but we’ve got the lowdown on three things you need to know about Africa’s premiere superteam to get you amped up for issue #3, which goes on sale today! 1. MURDER – Somebody--or someTHING--is hunting down the retired members of The Kingdom. And it’s up to Batwing to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. But why would anybody want the top heroes in all of Africa dead? Perhaps more importantly--why are the top heroes hiding in the first place? 2. HIDDEN AGENDA – In issue #2, Thunder Fall, an electrically powered hero, was discovered in his civilian guise as a teacher and attacked by the new villain known as Massacre right in front of his students! In the debut issue, a hero once called Earth Strike was murdered in cold blood. There are only five members left of The Kingdom. Who else will fall beneath Massacre’s machete blade? Read issue #3 to find out! 3. CURSED HEADQUARTERS – The Citadel, a technological mega-marvel of a building, served as the headquarters of The Kingdom during their career as a superteam. In the time since, it has been sitting unused in the African Veldt. But in issue #5, a grand re-opening of the structure as a museum draws unwanted attention from enemies of The Kingdom. Good thing Batwing has back-up from Batman! Murder, mystery, and mayhem follow The Kingdom and their legacy, so don’t miss the thrilling story surrounding their legacy in BATWING, on sale monthly!