The Authority Vol. 1

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After witnessing the demise of most of her StormWatch teammates, Jenny Sparks wants to create a new super hero team dedicated to protecting Earth against threats of a global scale. Joined by former StormWatch members Jack Hawksmoor and Shen Li-Min, Jenny recruits four new members, the Doctor, the Engineer, Apollo, and the Midnighter forming the ultra-powerful Authority. Collected in this edition are their first two missions, battling a nation of ...

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Overview

A New York Times Bestseller!

After witnessing the demise of most of her StormWatch teammates, Jenny Sparks wants to create a new super hero team dedicated to protecting Earth against threats of a global scale. Joined by former StormWatch members Jack Hawksmoor and Shen Li-Min, Jenny recruits four new members, the Doctor, the Engineer, Apollo, and the Midnighter forming the ultra-powerful Authority. Collected in this edition are their first two missions, battling a nation of super-powered terrorists and stopping an invasion from a parallel world.

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This first volume collects the original 12-issue run of The Authority by series creators Ellis (Transmetropolitan) and Hitch (StormWatch) to treat readers to a transition from the team members of Ellis’s StormWatch to this new iteration, featuring a slightly revised cast of characters under a new purview. The team had once been a subsidized branch of the United Nations’ Superhuman Security and Intelligence Bureau, but now StormWatch has been disbanded and reformed under its own “Authority,” unofficially serving as its new name. The result is a very hard-edged series that explores the role of superhero teams as fascist enforcers of the common good. Ellis and Hitch test the newly minted authoritarian group against a rogue, superpowered terrorist state, an alternate, transdimensional, imperialistic Britain, and a mechanized race that created the earth itself. These threats are far from bush-league, and each tops the last in scale.

Verdict Ellis delivers a stark superhero drama of epic caliber that plays off the nature of unfettered power in the hands of a small number of individuals on the verge of a new millennium, while artist Hitch provides dynamic, psychedelic art to complement the narrative’s overarching themes.—Alger C. Newberry III, Genesee Dist. Lib., Flint, MI
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401240301
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, PLANETARY, THE AUTHORITY and the writer and co-creator of the graphic novel RED, which was the basis of two major motion pictures.   He is also the author of the NYT-bestselling novels Gun Machine and Crooked Little Vein.  His newest publication is the digital short-story single Dead Pig Collector, from FSG Originals.

His awards and recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative.

Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Really cool idea about a super hero team whose power is so great

    Really cool idea about a super hero team whose power is so great that they decide to run the earth their way.

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