The Authority #1
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The Authority #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Christos N. Gage, Andy Lanning Artist: Simon Coleby, Trevor Hairsine Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: August 6, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
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The Authority have survived the destruction of Earth - but only just barely! Do they have a hope of rebuilding their "finer world" or is that the memory of a dead age?

Plus, Christos Gage & Trevor Hairsine continue the story of John Lynch, in a backup story exploring how he escaped Armageddon!

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 15, 2021

    The Authority were such an influence in the early 2000s that it spawned a lot of imitators. Its influence spread to the point that in Action Comics #775 Superman would battle a team called The Elite. A parody of the Authority. The point of that story was to address the question of whether Superman as a character was still relevant in a post Authority comic book world. That Superman story would later be adapted into an animated movie called Superman vs the Elite. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 6, 2008

    Actually, the backup story manages to outclass the main story all around. As much as I like Abnett and Lanning's take on the characters, it's hard to get a sense of where this series is headed. Christos Gage's backup tale is tightly scripted and focused, and more representative of what I want from this universe. Abnett and Lanning succeed just well enough that I want to know what they have in store for the characters. I hope they can bring The Authority back to life again. Read Full Review

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