The Authority #5

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Simon Coleby, Wes Craig Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: December 3, 2008 Critic Reviews: 1
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Locked down, Angie and a group of refugees face the Incubite threat head-on! And will one of the Authority fall prey to the horrible virus ravaging innocent victims aboard the Carrier?

Christos Gage and Wes Craig bring you a backup tale spinning out of NUMBER OF THE BEAST!

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    Comics Bulletin - Michael Colbert Dec 11, 2008

    Each issue of The Authority has been an improvement on the last. Now that Abnett and Lanning have dealt with the rules of the new Wildstorm universe they are building on it effectively. They also have a really well developed sense of how to stage the action. A particularly effective scene involves one of the fleeing refugees. Stuck in an air duct he begs to be killed before the berserkers can get hold of him. His demise is made all the more gripping for not showing the gory details. The action is swift, tense and has the internal logic necessary to sell it. As for the jarring changes visited upon the Authority, they have always been too cool for their own good. At best they come off as aloof, at worst as total jerks. Their shattered world has washed away all pretenses. What is left is a desperate group of people barely up to the challenge of surviving in this dreadful world. The only choices are hard ones. Its humanizing and humbling. Considering how lost the t Read Full Review

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