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The Authority: Relentless by Warren Ellis
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The Authority: Relentless (1999)

by Warren Ellis

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The change of the superhero in the early '90s which Warren Ellis started culminated with the Authority. ( )
  Kurt.Rocourt | Jun 20, 2013 |
A luminous super hero book. I picked this up on a whim and was totally blown away. The scope and scale of the stories are epic but do not overwhelm the characters; Ellis balances smart-ass dialogue with character building to make real, believable super beings that you can care about. ( )
  amobogio | Jun 18, 2013 |
Although I generally don't have much of an interest in superhero comics, The Authority: Relentless proves to be a workable exception to the rule that most content in this genre is drivel. The Authority: Relentless manages to buck the trend a bit by mixing up elements of alternate history with a thoroughgoing British-ness that is hard for an American reader to resist. The artwork by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary is occasionally awe-inspiring, but the real show stopper is Laura Depuy's coloring, which verges on real beauty at points. Overall, this is a thoroughly competent and occasionally outstanding work that manages to play the superhero game without completely drowning in the inherent silliness of the genre. ( )
  dr_zirk | Nov 22, 2007 |
  www.snigel.nu | Nov 17, 2007 |
I'm late to this party, since this is already being taught in political science classes. Takes one of the obvious questions of the superhero genre — don't those incredible powers impose an obligation to try to make the world really better? — with Ellis's characteristic impatience. Not profound by any means, but enjoyable. ( )
  cshalizi | Oct 24, 2007 |
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The first stories of a new super-hero team created by Jenny Sparks to fill the void left by the demise of the StormWatch team.

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