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BrikHed01/08/09YesRead Review
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  1. This is getting really good – The Authority is back and right up there with the Ellis/Hitch run from a story standpoint.  Check it out and see what you are missing

  2. If you had told me at the turn into 2008, that I’d be buying all the Wildstorm Universe titles, I wouldn’t have believed you. I didn’t believe there was anything left for the characters to give. Boy was I wrong.

    Moving the universe into Worlds End has revitalized the brand, moving its trademark ‘Edge’ into a post apocalyptic scenario. 

    Talking about the Authority specifically, let me say that Abnett & Lanning’s writing on this is every bit as strong as their work on Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy. They write a group (that has been crushed by their failure to save the world in such a way) that you can’t help but come back for more.

    WIth the issues coming out ON TIME, EVERY TIME… if you’ve got a spare $2.99 this week, this is what your money should be going on! 

  3. I’m chomping at the bits to read this issue, I’ve been looking forward to this meeting between Authority and Stormwatch ever since issue #1 each title. The Preview for Authority #6 looks fantastic and has me wondering what King is going to say to Hawksmoor.


    Authority: Prime left the team in a tentative ‘truce’ with the Authority have the upper hand, but now with the roles reversed it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. Also there’ll be a double dose of Authority and Stormwatch for two months and you can’t go wrong with that.

  4. when you are right you are right – and you guys are right 😀



    This was an amazing issue!  There were so many cool moments:  The arrival of Stormwatch on The Carrier.  Lorenzo and The Golden looking for their lost sibling.  King and Hawksmoor’s conversation about turning The Carrier into a city again.  The reactivation of The Carrier!  When Eidolon decided to attack, I was surprised at how fast they went through the whole thing.  I thought we’d get at least an issue of the siege, but DnA are smarter than that.  They gave us a great summary of a battle showing key moments of it with each of the characters.  And when I got to the end of the story I realized why they did it.  Angie as The Engineer on the last page was awesome!  Such a great moment.  I can’t believe I’m enjoying The Authority this much!

    The back-up story with Christie Blaze is giving an interesting look at some Wildstorm history.  I haven’t read Divine Right: The Adventures of Max Faraday in a while but I remember The Creation Wheel artifact which is shown in this story.  And seeing Dominique Faust again was pretty cool.  It’ll be interesting to see what else we learn in this back-up story. 




  6. Yo, @grifter78. Wanna review the book? You’ve got that option. And it’s got a convenient SPOILER function built right the hell in, too! Neat, huh?

    C’mon guys, leave spoilers out of the general comments section on books. Even if it’s clearly labeled it’s still just not cricket.

  7. Authority #6
    Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
    Art by Simon Coleby

    One of the most anticipated World End meetings is here, Authority and Stormwatch come together for the 1st time since the Armageddon. The last time these teams met was in Authority: Prime where the they aired a lot of the grievances between the two groups while they beat the crap out of each other. The teams departed with an uneasy truce between them. Then the events of Armageddon came about and changed everything, the Authority was cast down to Earth a shadow of their former self, while Stormwatch orbits the world trying to follow their mandate as global police force, while they save who they can. With the crossover between the two team it appears the Authority have turned a corner just in time for the Eidolon subplot to come to ahead, while the Rendlesham subplot continues to develop. The last page of this issue left me chomping at the bits for the next installment of this series.

    This issue starts off with The Authority discovering a Stormwatch spy in their camp just in time for King and his team shows up to make them an offer, while all but one are happy to take Stormwatch up on their offer. Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (DnA) have been laying down work to show how desperate things are for the Authority, living in the hull of the Carrier, their once magnificent shiftship, with only Swift and Midnighter’s power left unchanged by Armageddon. Much of the DnA’s run has the team coming to terms with their new lives in the Worlds End landscape and the writing team does a great job putting come fantastic character moments and giving characters like Swift some much deserved screen time.


    The art chores for the Authority have been handled by Simon Coleby’s with his gritty style he has really sold the bleak landscape. There’s a panel at the end of the Hawksmoor & King conversation with Hawksmoor’s silhouette and casting a long shadow that perfectly illustrates how isolated and defeated the character has become. Coleby’s art is a stark change from the clean lines of Hitch and Quitely, but his style really sells the ‘Worlds End’ environment and gives DnA’s scripts an organic flow


    5 Stars

  8. Loved this issue – 5 stars.  DnA and Simon Coleby are a writing and art team perfectly aligned to their story values and each others’ work.  A very tightly paced, satisfying, eventful issue, drawing in threads from all of the previous issues, and with a killer last page.  Fantastic.  It’ll be interesting to see how this crossover story is picked up in Stormwatch #18 in a fortnight.

    In artwork, script and overall characterisation, I think this is the best The Authority has been for years.

  9. Will this be continued in StormWatch (issue?) ?  I liked this issue for the most part, just wished it was a little longer.  The writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning has kept my interest, and while I like the art–dark, shadowy, somewhat less detailed at times–I get the impression you either love it or hate it.

  10. Will this be continued in StormWatch (issue?) ?

    I think the Stormwatch issue will be the same events, but from Stormwatch characters point of view, which could be a good things or bad

  11. @ChrisStriker–It’ll be really cool if that’s how they do it.  I’d like to see how things went down from the point of view of Stormwatch.  Maybe get to see more of the argument with Authority… or maybe more of the battle once they re-power the Carrier!

    When does the next issue of Stormwatch drop?

  12. @WoodenSpoonVersusShiv — The next issue of Stormwatch is on sale January 21

  13. @ChrisStriker–Thanks man, I appreciate it. I guess I’ll see you over at the Stormwatch listing in a week or so 🙂

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