The Authority, Vol. 2: Under New Management (The Authority #2)

by Warren Ellis, Mark Millar, Bryan Hitch, Frank Quitely

Are we ready for yet another take on superhero morality?Let’s hope so, because The Authority: Relentless retools old ideas for a newcentury.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.16 out of 5
  • Published November 1st 2000 by Wildstorm
  • Original Title: The Authority Vol. 2: Under New Management
  • ISBN: 1563897563 (ISBN13: 9781563897566)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: The Authority #2
  • The Authority I (Single issues) #9-16
  • Literary Awards: Gaylactic Spectrum Award Nominee for Best Other Work (2001)

Are we ready for yet another take on superhero morality?Let’s hope so, because The Authority: Relentless retools old ideas for a new century. Warren Ellis has his heroes think globally as they kick butt locally, stopping or slowing down to consider how they can use their powers to “make the world a better place.”How he can pull this off in our oh-so-ironic age is an artistic mystery, but the results are clear: superheroes with believable personalities and community spirit. Two story arcs, each encompassing terror and evil on a global scale, pit the group of seven against armies of superhumans dispatched in scenes reminiscent of the best action movies. Many of the characters from the older Stormwatch series reappear here, and fans will be pleased to learn that Ellis has, if anything, improved his depth and storytelling prowess.Bryan Hitch’s penciling, Paul Neary’s inking, and Laura Depuy’s coloring are all equally responsible for the gloriously lovely artwork–from interdimensional spaceships to dismembered spinal cords, they make saving the world beautiful. –Rob Lightner