The Authority Vol. 3 #1

The Authority Vol. 3 #1

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Gene Ha Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 4, 2009

    My one concern about the plot is that I got the sinking feeling that the other shoe was always about to drop. Busiek psyches the reader out a couple of times, surprising Astra and Matthew with the sudden appearance of other superhumans. The genre leads us to expect conflict, to expect that a villain or villains will appear to ruin this special moment in Astra's life. That doesn't come to pass, but I'm worried it will in the second issue. It feels as though Matthew will be revealed as an insidious figure who's inserted himself into Astra's life. His cluelessness and awkwardness in the flashback about their first meeting didn't quite ring true, so I'm worried that this cliched twist will come to pass. It wouldn't cast Astra is the most favorable light, and it would certainly detract from the more human, grounded approach in the plot. Hopefully, I'm reading something into the story that just isn't there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 19, 2006

    There is no doubt that this was a well written issue. However, I just don't know if it did enough to get the interest of new readers and make them want to purchase the next issue. I am going to give The Authority another issue to hook me. Why? Because I don't think Morrison unveiled enough of his story or the characters to allow me a full sense of what he is trying to do with this title. Also, since Authority #1 was well written, I feel that I should give it more than one issue. Was Authority #1 finally a "win" for Wildstorm? No. I'd say it was a draw. That brings Wildstorm's record here at The Revolution to 0-2-1. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Oct 22, 2006

    Now, if only the players would get here so that it can actually begin. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Oct 22, 2006

    Im willing to buy issue #2 to give it another go and see if the drawbacks that I noticed here were rectified. This could be a great title, especially with the talent thats working on it, and I hope they begin to produce a comic thats consistent with their (and the titles) potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Oct 22, 2006

    Yes, I realize this is a very short review, but so is the story I reviewed. It may be 22 pages of story, but you can breeze through it in a matter of a couple of minutes. If this is indicative of whats to come, you can find something else to spend $2.99 on. As I said, decompressed story-telling at its worst. Hopefully, things pick up and quickly. As good as people think Morrison is, this effort is not his best. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Oct 22, 2006

    (Oh, and wheres the created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch credit, WildStorm? Tsk, tsk.) Read Full Review

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