The Authority: The Lost Year #4

Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Wildstorm Release Date: December 16, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Plotted by superstars Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen, written by Giffen and illustrated by some of today's most popular, uniquely talented artists, this series fills in the gap to explain where The Authority was just before "World's End," how they escaped from a horrifying alternate reality...and at what cost. Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, The Boys), Trevor Scott (BATGIRL) and cover artist Gene Ha tackle this kick-off arc as The Authority find themselves stuck on an alternate reality Earth in which they're nothing more than comic book characters. It's a dying reality and neither they nor the Carrier can exist inside of it! They have t more

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Dec 21, 2009

    However, aside from this minor problem, this issue (as with the one that preceded it) has been a pleasant surprise: a deft continuation of Grant Morrisons story by a writer who clearly understands the themes that Morrison seemed to be exploring with his first two issues, and who has used the plot of those first chapters to make some interesting points about the nature of power and the definition of heroism, whilst also providing an interesting exploration of depression and its effects on the human collective consciousness. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 17, 2009

    As with last issue, Darick Robertson's art is butchered by the sketchy, rough, heavyhanded, ugly inks of Trevor Scott. The shark on the first page of the issue is, sadly, the best-looking drawing in the entire comic as even the basic compositions of most characters and scenes look rushed by Robertson. That incomplete look of the art matches the writing well since it means that everything about this comic screams wanting to just get this story done with, which is a shame, because this was a story with lots of potential. At least, it had potential when Grant Morrison and Gene Ha left it at the end of issue two. Maybe now that the initial story arc is done, Giffen can further escape Morrison's shadow and influence and tell the stories he wants to. Read Full Review

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