Authority, The: Human on the Inside

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From acclaimed novelist and screenwriter John Ridley (Three Kings, Everybody Smokes in Hell) and hot new artist Ben Oliver (Puncture) comes the WildStorm event of the year! The Authority, Earths last defense, have performed godlike acts in defense of the planet, whether defeating ancient gods or fending off interdimensional invasion forces. But these brave acts havent always endeared them to many in power.... particularly in the United States. The President, tired of being embarrassed by what he views as a bunch of costumed freaks, sets a plan in motion that could very well destroy the Authority from the insidea plan so cunning itll shake the Authority to their very core. With an unexpected threat from the future on Earths doorstep, it could very well mean global extinction!

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John Ridley is a successful novelist, screenwriter and journalist who has more than a few writing credits to his name, including the screenplays for Three Kings and U-Turn. Ben Oliver is a relative newcomer to the comics scene and has worked on the highly acclaimed Puncture for fledgling UK comics company Com.x.

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In the not so distant future, seven superheroes have eradicated war and injustice from the world—by kicking the ass of anyone who stands in their way. They are the Authority, a group dedicated to saving the world from itself. In this installment, the American president, who resents the Authority for reducing him to a figurehead with no real power, sets a traitor in their midst to turn the team members against each other. Meanwhile, the team has problems of its own: Jack Hawksmoor, the team leader, is crippled; another member loses his battle with addiction; and a third may be dead. But while these heroes fight the demons inside themselves, an opportunist is taking advantage of their distraction to bring about the end of Time. This installment spends no time acclimating the new reader to the universe; those who aren't followers of the series will be at a complete loss. The Authority has all the hallmarks of a modern edgy comic, but lacks any real substance under its flashy exterior. Oliver's art has a simple grace that manages to be graphic without being gruesome. The plot relies on the reader to not examine it too closely, and the characters do not stand out from their superhero comic predecessors. (Aug.)
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