Appearing in "Up in the Sky"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Gulag inmates

Other Characters:

Gulag inmates
  • "Columbia"
  • "Hippieman"
  • "Riff Raff"



Synopsis for "Up in the Sky"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • This issue is reprinted in the Kingdom Come trade paperback, hardcover edition and Absolute slipcase edition.
  • Translation of Von Bach's German dialogue as follows: "Shchweinhund!" ("pig-dog"), "Kein drohung Kosmonaut!" ("No threat, Kosmonaut!"), "Ich werde disen kerl töten!" ("I will kill that guy.")
  • Translation of Kabuki Kommando's Japanese dialogue as follows: "He's heavier than he looks.", "Don't get mad at me...get mad at him!"


  • The Hippieman inmate is visually based on Glenn Carnagey, who is a longtime friend to Alex Ross.
  • Luthor's command center is heavily reminiscent of the War Room in Dr. Strangelove.
  • During the League meeting prior to their assault on the Gulag, there are superhero versions of the American pop/rock band The Monkees and robot versions of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (which according to Kingdom Come / Revelations are called the "Pepperguard".).
  • Bat-Mite briefly appears on the Bat-Computer's screen in page 40, panel 3.
  • Superman's appeal to Bruce to join him and become "the world's finest team" is a reference to World's Finest Comic, in which Superman and Batman regularly teamed up.
  • Bruce's bemused reaction to finding Superman already gone while in the middle of a conversation is an amusing reference to the many times that Batman has disappeared during a conversation and left Commissioner Gordon, and other characters, talking to himself.

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