May 1st 2000 Yet it seems he’s not very interested in having his book actually have that conversation. Posted on April 27, 2009 by Erica. 08/11/2018 14:08:37 ••• Flag This. User Rating. 2: Under New Management. After having developed attachments to the characters and been made aware of future evolutions, struggles, and deaths they would face, going back to the beginning was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Grant Morrison, the universally acclaimed writer of ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN and FINAL CRISIS, brings his talents to the new bimonthly series THE AUTHORITY, featuring art by Eisner Award-winner Gene Ha (TOP 10)! The Carrier will be familiar to readers of The Authority. Think of the Ultimates with an agenda. Jenny Sparks, Jack … And to hear or see that again, brings back a flood of memories, some good, some bad. THIS IS GOING TO HURT! I'm hoping,that with my reviews on what I've read, I might spare someone else dissapointment. The second adventure of the book deals with the invasion of Earth by a super advanced race of British militants from an alternate Earth. Sort By: Type: Pannic. Comic book reviews for Wildstorm’s Authority #26 by Tom Taylor, Authority #27 by Tom Taylor and Adam Warren, Authority #28 by Tom Taylor and Adam Warren, and Authority #29 by Tom Taylor and Adam Warren. 1. He may not have read every single journal on the bleeding edge of technology and science, but he certainly gives that impression. With many of the members serving as riffs of major DC heroes, the Authority provides an intriguing mirror to the mainstream DC characters. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Comic reviews for The New Avengers #51 by Brian Michael Bendis, The Authority Vol 5 #9, and Savage She-Hulk Vol 2 #1 by Fred Van Lente. The Authority, book 1 volume 1. Apparently, DC thought that the appearance of a murder fantasy against a living president was going too far, but thought too few people would re… Compare critic reviews for The Authority (1999) comics, published by Wildstorm. Came to The Authority through Garth Ennis and Kev and found the first two volumes going relatively cheap. 5.0. Morrison and Ha deliver an unparalleled sense of drama and dynamic storytelling to THE AUTHORITY that will leave readers gasping for breath. A really fresh new take on what it means to be a superhero. I really wanted more with Sliding Albion! If there's something you'd like for me to read, let me know. 69 global ratings. Authority / comic story / 38 pages (report information) Script Robbie Morrison Pencils Frazer Irving Inks Frazer Irving Colors David Baron Letters Bill O'Neill. Warren Girard Ellis (born 16 February 1968) is a British comic-book writer, novelist, and screenwriter. With over 35 graphic novels in print, Ellis has received numerous accolades, including winning the International Horror Guild award for graphic narrative and being named one of Entertainment Weekly 's 100 Most Creative People. Unfortunately, I feel like the Authority‘s being written like a B movie on the Sci-Fi channel.The plot isn’t so great and hasn’t been for a while. The Authority, the powerful team that rose from the ashes of StormWatch, stars in this world-shaking collection of their first adventures. Ellis is a past master of tossing off mind-blowing concepts as casual asides. There was one rather awkward moment, where someone said something that didn't make sense for the character to say -- it very obviously only existed as exposition for the reader, and it wasn't even all that necessary -- but the main reason it stood out. Wonderfully scripted with a keen, near pre-ww2 sense of heart. He may not have read every single journal on the bleeding edge of technology and science, but he certainly gives that impression. It was created in 1999 by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, and follows the adventures of the Authority, a superhero team mainly composed of Ellis-created characters from Stormwatch. Refreshingly violent and mildly fascist in a way that I guess was meant satirically but which may have flown over people's heads. Most of the time I'm happy with my choices, sometimes not. This was good enough, I suppose, apart from the weirdly racist villain of the first arc. If there's something you'd like for me to read, let me know. Comic Reviews I spend a lot of time and money buying and reading comics. This Week's Reviews; Top Comics; Trades; Publishers . User Rating. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. I'll read anything, but I can't afford everything. Critic Rating. There’s no awkward love triangle threatening to get in the way of missions. Marvel; DC; Image; Dark Horse; IDW; Boom! If you take the time to read this, please, take the time to let me know … In The Authority, Ellis gives us gratuitous violence and literary writing, making the book supremely mature and not just adult. ComicBook Volume 1: Relentless - More Noteworthy than Good With The Authority, Warren Ellis seems to want to start a conversation about its characters and its place in the genre, if not the genre itself. Be the first video Your name here. The list goes on and on. This Week's Reviews; Top Comics; Trades; Publishers . Authority #11 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, Detective Comics #854 by Greg Rucka, and Atomic Robo #1 by Brian Clevinger. Cover of the second issue of “Green Arrow: Year One”. Customer reviews. We’d love your help. Not as impressed by this as I had hoped to be. If there's something you'd like for me to read, let me know. One of the best superhero team books ever. That said, I will certainly pick up the next volume in the series as I think the good aspects of the title far outweig. Playboy, ne’er-do-well, egomaniac, thrill-seeker, imbiber. Marvel; DC; Image; Dark Horse; IDW; Boom! The Authority was a title created by English writer Warren Ellis in 1998, and propelled to global attention by Scottish writer Mark Millar. Writers: Warren Ellis, Mark Millar and Tom Peyer. As I was reading "The Authority" I could see where Mr. Ellis made his own version of certain established heroes. These are heroes who will kill and without prejudice. The story is the climax of Millar's overarching story, the fallout of the Authority's adoption of a more proactive role in what are traditionally not fields that superheroes act in: the political realm, which happens to be perhaps Millar's favourite of all the places to visit in comics. If you take the time to read this, please, take the time to let me know … Ellis is the author of the novels Crooked Little Vein (2007) and Gun … Publisher: DC Comics (Wildstorm Imprint, 1999-2002) Heroes for the 21st Century. DnA have lived up to, and in some areas exceeded, those expectations. The authority was a recommendation from a friend and I'm glad he mentioned it. Filed under: Comics | Tagged: absolute authority, Apollo, arts, Authority, comic, comic books, Comics, jack kirby, Outer Dark, Paul Cornell, Robert McKee, stan lee, stormwatch, stormwatch … In fact, it went back at least to Millar and Quitely’s first issue, #13, which originally specified the nation and its leader that the Authority invaded and toppled: Jakarta and President Habibe, then in the news for crimes against the population. There’s no Wolverine here, sitting at the back of briefings making snide comments. The premise is excellent: a bunch of individuals with superhuman powers led by an English lunatic acquire an orbital fortress and inform the world that they are now in charge, and they will prevent bad things from happening. Came to The Authority through Garth Ennis and Kev and found the first two volumes going relatively cheap. Warren Ellis creates a super team that is a great mix of the Justice League, a really good summer comic book movie and a spoonful of wit and sarcasm. I'll read anything, but I can't afford everything. This was good enough, I suppose, apart from the weirdly racist villain of the first arc. I think my Goodreads friend L. McCoy said it best (Click for review): “This book tries a bit too hard with the NSFW content” I don’t mind NSFW content, and I kind of expect it with the more edgy comic publishers (Dynamite, Image, etc.) If there's something you'd like for me to read, let me know. A rival group of patriotic heroes called Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty responds by sparking destructive riots against the Authority's regime. Marvel; DC; Image; Dark Horse; IDW; Boom! The Authority by Ed Brubaker & Dustin Nguyen » The Authority by Ed Brubaker & Dustin Nguyen #1 - TPB released by DC Comics on March 2019. There was one rather awkward moment, where someone said something that didn't make sense for the character to say -- it very obviously only existed as exposition for the reader, and it wasn't even all that necessary -- but the main reason it stood out is probably the fact it was the only significant case like that in this entire volume. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If there's something you'd like for me to read, let me know. Goddamn awesome comic, and stays good through the next two volumes (though with a variety of creative teams, and diminishing returns). Dynamite; Vault; See Full List; Sign In ; The Authority (1999) Tweet. Warner Bros. got to work on the Wonder Woman … Be the first to rate this issue! Issue at my.comics.org. Having a lot of fun re-reading these Stormwatch/Authority books. Although The Authority is made up of a team of what seems to be unbeatable supermen who are never in any real danger throughout the story arcs, the writing is engaging and the characters are very real. User Rating. This Week's Reviews; Top Comics; Trades; Publishers . Read Full Review. Reviews and more by Erica McGillivray. The British artist and his blockbuster "widescreen" art will soon be reunited with DC Comics' iconic interventionist superhero team "The Authority." Some good one-liners, as you'd expect from Warren Ellis, and the art is attractive, although it does conform to the rule that female heroes must wear as little clothing as possible, have huge breasts with visible nipples even if they're cyborgs, and spend the action scenes contorting themselves into stylised gymnast poses. Comic Reviews I spend a lot of time and money buying and reading comics. My one complaint is that at four issues a piece of 20 pages, the two arcs in this were not long enough. Review: The Authority. It is an even more daunting task to live up to the lofty expectations those creators set on a title like The Authority. The violence is big in scale and like many Image comics (before the Wildstorm universe was sold to DC) the Authority are a team willing to kill in order to protect their Earth. Comic Reviews I spend a lot of time and money buying and reading comics. Dynamite; Vault; See Full List; Sign In; Prev Series Next. Kinda missed out on these the first time around. Publisher: Wildstorm Release: Issues: 29 Collected Volumes: 2 Critic Reviews: 0 User Reviews: 40. Whether or not it will please fans of the Ellis and Millar runs is far from a sure bet, but Authority: Revolution does surpass JLA in superhero action and characterization, and because these characters fates are not set in stone the stakes are higher, engaging readers in a way the Justice League has not for some time. Chances are if you’ve ever read a Wildstorm comic it was this one. N/A Avg. in The Authority (DC, 2000 series) #4 - Transfer of Power ([December] 2002) in Wildstorm (Magic Press, 2000 series) #28 (Settembre 2003) Editing View Change History. By Jesse Schedeen. theliterarycomic Reviews September 5, 2019 5 Minutes. If there's something you'd like for me to read, let me know. The Boys, Volume 1 book. Authority #17 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell » The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell #1 - Paramilitary X-Mas II: Jingle Hell released by DC Comics on February 2004. The Carrier will be familiar to readers of The Authority. ComicBookSyndicate 1,871 views. Most of the time I'm happy with my choices, sometimes not. The Authority is a superhero team composed of costumed heroes who don’t want to save the world. Fans of Bryan Hitch, rejoice! theliterarycomic Reviews September 5, 2019 5 Minutes. The Authority has survived the cataclysmic events following Number of the Beast — but just barely! That said, I will certainly pick up the next volume in the series as I think the good aspects of the title far outweigh the gripes. Reviews: Avengers, Authority, and (not so) She-Hulk. If you take the time to read this, please, take the time to let me know … I'm hoping,that with my reviews on what I've read, I might spare someone else dissapointment. I remember sampling the WildStorm thing when Jim Lee was involved right at the beginning, but I soon lost interest so that when these titles and characters were evolving, I wasn't really paying attention. Updated: 12 May 2012 2:01 pm. Publisher: Wildstorm Release: Aug 2008 - Oct 2010 Issues: 27 Critic Reviews: 22. One of the best superhero team books ever. 7.5 Avg. Evidently, Wildstorm Studios had developed into an uber-mature version of its original self and hired on comic-kind's greatest talents- Mark Millar, Dustin Nguyen, Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker. I’ve been saying for a while that I wanted to know what happened with Apollo, since he’s been missing for several issues, ever since he was infected with the Warhol virus. Most of the time I'm happy with my choices, sometimes not. #13,859 in Superhero Comics & Graphic Novels; Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 69 ratings. Authority #26 by Tom Taylor. Sort By: Type: Pannic. I'll read anything, but I can't afford everything. Dynamite; Vault; See Full List; Sign In; The Authority: The Lost Year. ComicBook Volume 1: Relentless - More Noteworthy than Good With The Authority, Warren Ellis seems to want to start a conversation about its characters and its place in the genre, if not the genre itself. I'm hoping,that with my reviews on what I've read, I might spare someone else dissapointment. Related video shorts (0) Upload your video. Even if you haven't read other Wildstorm books before this one, Ellis does a great job of introducing the … I especially enjoyed the Batman/Superman inspired characters, as they are gay lovers in this book. The British artist and his blockbuster "widescreen" art will soon be reunited with DC Comics' iconic interventionist superhero team "The Authority." I liked this first volume of The Authority but I must admit I was hoping to like it a bit more than I did. When it comes to representation, it certainly seems ahead of its time and while certain aspects of the universe may seem a little hokey by today’s standards, overall it still offers a wonderful variety of thrills, chills and baddies. The Authority / comic story / 22 pages (report information) Script Mark Millar; Grant Morrison Pencils Arthur Adams Inks Tim Townsend; Trevor Scott Colors David Baron Letters Bill O'Neil. Comic Reviews I spend a lot of time and money buying and reading comics. The Authority Vol. X. X. Prev View Series Next . I'm hoping,that with my reviews on what I've read, I might spare someone else dissapointment. Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: May 18, 2005 Critic … Comic book reviews for Wildstorm’s Authority #26 by Tom Taylor, Authority #27 by Tom Taylor and Adam Warren, Authority #28 by Tom Taylor and Adam Warren, and Authority #29 by Tom Taylor and Adam Warren. New Comics. Fans of Bryan Hitch, rejoice! 08/11/2018 14:08:37 ••• Flag This. They are … Read our reviews of DC’s Absolute editions of the Authority: Absolute Authority: Volume I; Absolute Authority: Volume II; Share this: Twitter; Email; Print; Reddit; Facebook; Like this: Like Loading... Related. Read 923 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I just thought the overall story-lines were a bit disjointed and didn't flow as well as I thought they should. 6' 7" & Green Comics. Posted: 7 Aug 2008 5:13 am. Led by hot-tempered, electrically powered Jenny Sparks and headquartered in a fifty-mile-wide spaceship that exists outside space and time, the Authority explodes into action, first against a global attack of genetically engineered super-human clones, and then against an invasion from another reality. Read Full Review. I'll read anything, but I can't afford everything. Evidently, Wildstorm Studios had developed into an uber-mature version of its original self and hired on comic-kind's greatest talents- Mark Millar, Dustin Nguyen, Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker. I'm hoping,that with my reviews on what I've read, I might spare someone else dissapointment. I remember sampling the WildStorm thing when Jim Lee was involved right at the beginning, but I soon lost interest so that when these titles and characters were evolving, I wasn't really paying attention. Hitch has drawn a new cover for "Absolute Authority Vol. Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, as well as the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR. Superheroes in the most classical sense are designed to be the best possible versions of humanity to strive for. Review: The Authority. 7.5 Avg. Relentless, the first … Most of the time I'm happy with my choices, sometimes not. Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: … You know how in every pivotal point in your life there's a song or movie you remember. 2 of the Authority takes Warren Ellis' great work on Vol. I loved the premise, the whole weird dimensions angle, the succinct (re)introduction of the characters and the amazing art of the first volume (and part of the second) by Bryan Hitch. I hadn't read this material in a while and was worried that it mite not be as enjoyable 13 years later. N/A Avg. Unfortunately, I feel like the Authority‘s being written like a B movie on the Sci-Fi channel.The plot isn’t so great and hasn’t been for a while. If you enjoy hard sci-fi in your superhero stories, then the Authority is the book for you. 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