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Title:
The Authority. Volume 2
Author:
Millar, Mark, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, 2014
Physical Description:
1 volume (unnumbered) pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
"The Authority, now under Jack Hawksmoor's leadership following Jenny Sparks' death at the end of the 20th Century, face multiple foes such as a mad scientist and his army of superhumans who wanted to influence the 21st Century through Jenny Spark's successor Jenny Quantum, a previous Doctor who manipulated the Earth itself, and a duplicate team of superheroes modeled on the Authority that was created and backed by the G7 group of nations. Collects THE AUTHORY #13-29"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781401242756

9781401250805
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Authority, now under Jack Hawksmoor's leadership following Jenny Sparks' death at the end of the 20th Century, face multiple foes such as a mad scientist and his army of superhumans who wanted to influence the 21st Century through Jenny Spark's successor Jenny Quantum, a previous Doctor who manipulated the Earth itself, and a duplicate team of superheroes modeled on the Authority that was created and backed by the G7 group of nations.


Collects THE AUTHORY #13-29


Author Notes

Mark Millar has written some of the most successful English-language comics in recent years. His recent projects are Marvel's CIVIL WAR, ULTIMATES 2, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR and WOLVERINE. CIVIL WAR was featured on everything from CNN to MTV for the public unmasking of Spider-Man. His comic WANTED was a hit movie in 2008 starring Angelina Jolie; his series KICK-ASS is currently in production as a movie starring Nicolas Cage. He collaborated with writer Grant Morrison on several FLASH titles, and also wrote memorable runs of THE AUTHORITY.


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Library Journal Review

The Authority is a superhero team composed of costumed heroes who don't want to save the world. Instead, they focus on making the world worth saving, overthrowing dictators and defending countries against their aggressive neighbors. None of this makes them popular with governments, corporations, or the rest of the earth's elite. Collecting issues 13-29 of the early 2000s run of this series, this hardcover edition finds Superman and Batman analogs, gay couple Apollo and Midnighter, nanotech-augmented The Engineer, Jack "The King of Cities" Hawksmoor, and the rest of the team fighting against government-sponsored superassassins, mother nature, and an alternate version of themselves. Verdict Set apart from the traditional DC universe, The Authority is gleefully violent and refreshingly diverse, influencing modern titles like Garth Ennis's The Boys and Mark Waid's Irredeemable. Millar's writing and Quitely's art are fresh and relevant even more than a decade later. An excellent choice for mature readers.-Terry Bosky, Madison, WI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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