Kingdom Come Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

If you've read some of our other articles about comic books, you've probably encountered the phrase "the Dark Age of Comics" a few times. To elaborate, that phrase refers to a period during the 1990s when comic books mostly abandoned the upbeat and hopeful storylines of the past for darker, grittier tales. As a result, we also got darker and grittier versions of most of our favorite heroes - Iron Man relapsed into alcoholism, Wolverine went completely berserk, Barry Allen was still deceased, and Kingdom Come was in print. Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross, Kingdom Come is perhaps the magnum opus of the Dark Age of Comics, remaining a very poignant, biting story even to this day.

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Though it may veer into the territory of a deconstruction story, Kingdom Come is ultimately a reconstruction of classic comic book stories and characters, particularly those created by DC Comics. The story is set in a melancholy future in which Superman has retired due to the world's growing acceptance of more violent and extreme heroes who kill almost wantonly. In this future, the Justice League has broken up, Wonder Woman has been exiled from her homeland, and Batman hasn't really interacted with any of his teammates in years. The winds of change begin to blow when a pastor -  Norman McCay - is warned by The Spectre of an impending apocalypse.  As dark as things are at the start, the story ultimately ends on a bright note, lending credence to our opening statement. 

For those who don't know, a deconstruction story is one that tears down the conventions associated with its predecessors. Kingdom Come briefly deconstructs the superhero genre via the heroes that use lethal force like Magog - one might not approve of their methods but villains like The Joker aren't able to walk around the place without a second thought. Kingdom Come also establishes itself as a reconstruction story by rebuilding the ancient conventions associated with superheroes; whereas the heroes of old would simply fight criminals, Kingdom Come argues heavily in favor of rehabilitating them. We don't want to spoil the plot too much, but we will say the story's worth a read for its philosophical merit. As you read it, keep your pen in hand to make note of possible characters that may provide name fodder for your pup. Is your dog a Lois, Alloy, Gog or Athena?

Male Kingdom Come Inspired Dog Names

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Norman
This Pastor is the main character of the story
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Luthor
As in Lex Luthor of the Mankind Liberation Front
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Alex
Alex Ross created the legendary art of the story
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Alexander
Alex Ross and Lex Luthor's full names
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Ross
The last name of the comics' artist
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Mark
Alluding to Mark Waid
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King
A play on Kingdom
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Spectre
The story's other main protagonist
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Jim
Jim Corrigan was The Spectre's human host
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Riddler
The Riddler is a member of the Mankind Liberation Front
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Magog
The violent "Man of Tomorrow"
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David
Magog's first name
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DC
DC Comics was the publisher
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Lance
One of Magog's other aliases
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Gog
The being who empowered David
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Alloy
A combined form of the Metal Men
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Atom
Captain Atom was also a part of Magog's crew
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Nathaniel
Nathaniel Adam is Captain Atom
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Nate
A shortened form of Nathaniel
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Marvel
Based on Captain Marvel
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Billy
Billy Batson is the current Captain Marvel
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Shazam
Captain Marvel's most well known name
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William
Billy's full first name
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Batman
Based on the Gotham Knight
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Bruce
Batman's first name
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Dark
Alluding to the Dark Knight and the Dark Age
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League
For the Justice League
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Superman
Another focal character of the story
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Supes
Superman's most common nickname
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Clark
Superman's first name as well as Alex Ross' Father's

Female Kingdom Come Inspired Dog Names

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Lois
Based on Lois Lane
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Lane
Ms. Lane sadly was killed by the Joker
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Joanne
Lois' middle name
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X
Author X is Lois' secret identity
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Superwoman
Lois once had Superman's powers
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Wonder
Based on Wonder Woman
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Diana
Wonder Woman's first name
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Themyscira
Diana' s homeland
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Lassie
Alluding to Diane's Lasso of Truth
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Athena
The patron Godess of the Amazons
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Power
Alluding to Power Woman
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Girl
Power Woman used to be called Power Girl
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Kara
Power Girl and Supergirl's first names
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Amazon
Superwoman was an Amazon with powers of strength
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Supergirl
Power Girl's alternate universe self
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Judomaster
A member of Magog's Justice Battalion
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Justice
As in the Justice Battalion
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Liberty
Alluding to Lady Liberty
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Sonia
Another woman to don the Judomaster title
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Elsa
A play on Elseworld's
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Nightshade
A hero with dark powers
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Eve
Nightshade's actual first name
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Catwoman
A member of the Mankind Liberation Front
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Eden
Eve's last name
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Nyx
The Greek Goddess of the Night
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Talia
Talia al Ghul is Ra's al Ghul's Daughter and Batman's lover
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Daughter
Talia's known as the Daughter of the Demon
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Mother
Talia became the Mother of Demons
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Donna
The former Wonder Girl
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Stacy
Donna's full name is Donna Hinckley Stacy Troy

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