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Image Day: 5 Reasons Why Mister Majestic Is The WildC.A.T.s.’ Leader And 5 Why It’s Spartan

 

MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

James Robinson


Penciler(s)

Rich Johnon


Colorist(s)

Gina Going


Cover

Jim Lee


Publisher

Wildstorm


Publication Date

December, 2005

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In the Wildstorm universe, the WildC.A.T.s. are the Earth’s original super-team. Previously, assembled as Team One, they have gone through multiple incarnations. In their different versions, two members have remained providing the team leadership in times of crisis: Spartan and Mister Majestic.

Let’s list five reasons why Mister Majestic is the team’s natural leader and five reasons why Spartan is their original leader.

10. JOHN COLT LED THE ORIGINAL TEAM ONE

In Team One: WildC.A.T.s. (1995), the U.S. government recruits John Colt, Mister Majestic, Regiment, Mason, Think Tank, Isaiah King and Slay as Team One. Their objective is to fight Daemonites as Unidentified Life-Forms (ULFs). During their first mission, Colt leads an untrained Team One against Helspont and his cult. Disastrously, they fail to stop the launch of a missile silo on New York City. Though Colt failed in his leadership, he remained the team’s leader when WildC.A.T.s. assembled.

9. ORIGINALLY, MISTER MAJESTIC WAS A NOBLE WARRIOR

In Team One: WildC.A.T.s. (1995), the U.S. government recruits Kherubim warriors Mister Majestic and John Colt, who would be resurrected after his death as Spartan. Originally, the government recruits Mister Majestic because he is a superhero. As a noble Kherubim warrior he believes in helping people and saving lives. Though he is also a warrior who lives by a code.

8. SPARTAN BECAME THE LEADER OF THE WILDC.A.T.s.

When the Kherubim-Daemonite war erupted, Spartan assembled the WildC.A.T.s. In WildC.A.T.s.: Covert Action Teams (1992) #1, Spartan led the team in an explosive issue against the Cabal. As a synthoid created from John Colt, Spartan was the team’s logical choice to lead on covert missions. Though he continued to doubt his legitimacy over his android nature.

7. MISTER MAJESTIC HELPS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

In WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1994) #11, Savant recruits Mister Majestic to the WildC.A.T.s. When the team is attacked by Troika, Savant travels to the Arctic. There, at Mister Majestic’s energy barrier, she asks to meet him to help Zealot. In order to help his friend Zealot and his daughter Savant, Mister Majestic joins the team after some hesitation about his past failures.

 

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6. SPARTAN’S PAST ROMANCES CONFLICT HIM

Because Spartan has gone through multiple upgrades, he has trouble understanding human emotion. In Gang War, the original WildC.A.T.s. return to Earth. There, they find that Mister Majestic has become the Earth-team’s leader. Also, Spartan has to deal with his identity and finding out who he really is.

5. MISTER MAJESTIC FOLLOWS A WARRIOR CODE

In Gang War, Mister Majestic emerges as the team’s leader. At the start of WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams #28, Spartan refuses to accompany Ladytron and Condition Red to the local bar. In fact, we learn his warrior code prevents him from engaging in sexual activity. In World’s End, we see that circumstances can allow him to seek companionship in order to continue the Kheran race.

4. SPARTAN’S BIO-ANDROID BODY IS MORE INTELLIGENT

Certainly, as a synthoid, Spartan possesses a highly advanced bio-android body. Among his many abilities is technopathy. In WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams #6, Spartan is able to use his android mind to reconstruct a fight from heat signatures left by the combatants. Later, he uses repurposed tehnology to invent HALO cars that run on infinite battery. Visit  Wildstorm Universe ’97 (1996) #1 for the source book file on his powers.

 

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3. MISTER MAJESTIC IS MORE POWERFUL

Powerfully, Mister Majestic is the WildC.A.T.s.’ most powerful member. Indeed, he has tussled with Captain Atom, Helspont and even Electric Blue Superman. In Gang War, the poster boy incinerates Kaizen and Tao with his eyebeams with a kill count of two villIains and six zombots.

2. SPARTAN USES LETHAL VIOLENCE AS THE LAST RESORT

Perhaps, one of Spartan’s greatest quality is his logical mind and his ability to debate difficult questions. In Captain Atom: Armageddon, the WildC.A.T.s. and the Authority debate over whether to kill Captain Atom. Since he comes from a parallel universe, their computer simulations have determined that his nuclear powers can start a chain reaction that will destroy the Wildstorm universe. But Spartan cautions the Authority over taking any lethal action without additional information.

1. MISTER MAJESTIC SOLVES CRISES

Really, Mister Majestic is the WildC.A.T.s.’ natural leader. When Captain Atom arrived in the Wildstorm universe, he looked to Mister Majestic for help and understanding. In the last issue, Mister Majestic may not have saved the universe, but his timely arrival on the Carrier saved Captain Atom from the Authority.

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LINKS

WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams Vol 1 28 in Image Comics Database.
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Fan Theory: Alan Moore’s Supreme Is A Silver Age Superman Analogue That Created The Image Universe

 

FAN THEORY

Writer(s)

Al Gordon


Penciler(s)

Dan Jurgens


Colorist(s)

Ron Rife, Steve Oliff


Cover

Alex Ross


Publisher

Image Comics


Publication Date

February 05, 2003

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AT DC AND IMAGE, SUPERMAN ANALOGUES GUARD THE BLEED

In our previous article, we argued that Superman analogues at DC Comics and Image Comics guard the Bleed. When the Wildstorm Universe joined DC Comics in 1999, The Authority first appeared. This Anti-Justice League guarded the Bleed. Additionally, it housed Apollo, a Superman analogue. Another Superman analogue, Mister Majestic first appeared in Image Comics in 1994.

In Captain Atom: Armageddon, he worked to protect the Wildstorm Universe from destruction. At Image Comics, Supreme and his alternate versions protect the supremacy. Really, similarities between Supreme and Thought Robot suggest his story may have created the Image Universe. Let’s explain.

Supreme and Radar. Image Comics.

 

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IN THE STORY OF THE YEAR ALAN MOORE CREATES TEAM SUPREME

Team Supreme. Image Comics.

LIKE THOUGHT ROBOT, SUPREME’S STORY IS CENTRAL TO IMAGE COMICS

THE SUPREMACY PROVES SUPREME IS A STORY

In Superman, The Greatest Story: How Art Deco Meets Plot Device, I argued Superman’s story popularized the superhero genre. Specifically, Grant Morrison suggests the Thought Robot created the DC Comics franchise. Similarly, Supreme may be the central story at Image Comics.

Like DC’s Limbo, the Supremacy is a form of Image Limbo. At DC’s Limbo dead or forgotten characters exist. At Image’s Limbo, Supreme’s amnesia as well as revisions in his continuity are associated with alternate versions. In addition, it is a form of Limbo for Supreme who was once forgotten on Earth. In many respects, Supreme is a story like Thought Robot.

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SUPREMIUM CAN WARP REALITY

In The Story Of The Year, Alan Moore gives a revamped origin of Supreme. Originally, Supreme gained super powers after exposure to Supremium while an infant. Incredibly, he developed the typical powers of a Superman analogue: super strength, super speed, super vision, senses, flight, intelligence.

Importantly, we learnt that Supremium can warp reality. In the case of his arch-enemy, Darius Dax, his experiments with Supremium created a temporal paradox causing him to time travel. In addition, it may have caused Dax’s dimensional transport to Daxia upon death. In fact, it is a form of Limbo containing the possible versions of Dax.

BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL, SUPREME MET JACK KIRBY

In Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2, Thought Robot breaks the Fourth Wall. This is the literary process where a character is aware of being a creation in a work of literature. Here, Thought Robot is either aware of the Presence, the Writer or the reader.

Similarly, Supreme can break the Fourth Wall. In Supreme: The Return, Supreme meets with the Writer, Jack Kirby. While investigating ideas invading Earth, Supreme meets with the Monarch. And he finds out the Monarch is the Writer who tells him Supreme can achieve virtually anything. In essence, he has limitless power.

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Fan Theory: At DC Comics and Image Comics, The Superman Analogues Are Guardians Of The Bleed

 

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Supermen of the Multiverse. DC Comics.

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DURING CRISES, THE DC MULTIVERSE ACTIVATES ITS DEFENSE SYSTEM

In Justice League Incarnate #4, the true purpose of Superman is revealed. During crisis events, the DC multiverse is threatened. In order to protect its survival, the DC multiverse activates its immune system: superheroes. Importantly, Frank Martin at ScreenRant argues Superman represents the archetype of the ultimate hero.

In fact, Final Crisis reveals Superman and his analogues are the guardians of the Bleed. In Superman, The Greatest Story, I argue that the Bleed is a living 4D space that connects the DC multiverse’s shared history. During the final battle, the Supermen of the Multiverse arrive on New Earth in order to battle Mandrakk, the Dark Monitor. Let’s look at Superman and analogues in DC and Image that protect the Bleed and its analogues.

In 'Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman upgrades to 4-D vision to see 4-D space.
The Bleed. DC Comics.

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To begin, Darkseid threatened the DC multiverse with the Anti-Life Equation. With Nil, Monitrix Zillo Valla chose Superman and the champions of the DC multiverse. Importantly, their mission was to stop Mandrakk. In order to succeed, Zillo Valla promised the Man of Steel the Ultramenstruum.

Dangerously, Mandrakk bottled this Bleed droplet. In fact, the Bleed was the only substance capable to save a critical Lois Lane. Heroically, Superman merged with Ultraman and became Thought Robot. Successfully, the Doomsday Weapon defeated Mandrakk in Nil and retrieved the Bleed.

 

MISTER MAJESTIC (DC COMICS)

During Captain Atom: Armageddon, a new peril faced the Wildstorm Universe. As matter of fact, Captain Atom had accidentally quantum jumped in the Wildstorm Universe. Now, his power threatened the existence of Wildstorm. And his presence triggered conflict with the heroes, namely in Captain Atom vs Mister Majestic. According to Majestic, Captain Atom would explode like a time bomb and Majestic needed to stop him

To protect the Bleed, the Authority kidnapped a near-critical Captain Atom aboard the Carrier. Moreover, they intended to kill him to prevent the Captain from blowing up the universe. When Mister Majestic attempted to stop the Authority, he was frozen in time by the Doctor. In the end, Void solved the problem by allowing the destruction of Wildstorm. In addition, she teleported Captain Atom back into his universe.

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SUPREME (IMAGE COMICS)

At Image Comics, Alan Moore revamped Supreme as a Superman analogue in 1999. In The Story Of The Year, Supreme returns to Earth after exile in space. Strangely, he notices reality flickering between the 1940s and the 1990s. There, he meets Supreme duplicates such as Original Supreme, Sister Supreme and Superion.

Soon, they travel to the Supremacy. Here, he learns it is a limbo realm where every possible version of Supreme lives. Similarly to the Bleed, it acts to create revisions in Supreme continuity. Moreover, it constantly erases or replaces friends and foes. Similarly, the Supreme duplicates act as guardians of the Supremacy. Indeed, they help Supreme and the Image Universe in moments of need.


LINKS

Justice League Incarnate #4 in DC Comics.
Superman’s Epic True Purpose in the Multiverse Confirmed by DC in ScreenRant.
Ethan Crane in Image Comics Database.
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“The Authority vs. Lobo: Jingle Hell” Review

 

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'The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell' (2004).
The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell (2004). DC Comics

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The crossover that no one expected! When Jenny Quantum–”playing” in the bowels of the Carrier–discovers a book chronicling Lobo’s assassination of Santa Claus, she reacts like any child would: she wants Lobo punished! When these trains collide, it ain’t gonna be pretty!

Critically, The Authority vs. Lobo: Jingle Hell is one of the most comedic stories in recent years. Thematically, the comic deals with Christmas and coming out of infancy. Namely, Jenny Quantum blames Lobo for killing Santa Claus and Christmas!

To sum, the story is about fisticuffs between the Authority and Lobo. And the realization for Jenny that Santa may not be real.

Alan Grant and Simon Bisley collaborate on the story. Indeed, the writing shines in the crossover. And Lobo ends-up imparting some words on wisdom to the angelic Jenny Quantum. Meanwhile, Bisley’s art sets the tone of horror, romp and mayhem. In fact, they have emotional resonance. Without a doubt, this story is NSFW. And, Apollo vs Lobo.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of The Authority and at Christmas holidays. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Jenny Quantum! And Lobo!

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  • The Authority vs. Lobo: Jingle Hell.
  • Publisher: DC Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 49 pages.
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  • Publication Date: December 10, 2003.

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Critically, The Authority vs. Lobo: Jingle Hell is one of the best crossovers in recent years. Normally, aimed at an adult audience, it showcases a hilarious Christmas story with adult language and nudity. Definitely, a subversive Christmas story that will appeal to fans of parodies and pastiche.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the intimate moments and Jenny Quantum’s coming out of her infancy stage. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Comixology collection. In addition, this story is collected in LOBO vs AUTHORITY #1, NM+, Paramilitary Xmas 2- Jingle Hell, Simon Bisley, 2004.

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Metropolis Battles: Apollo vs Lobo (Hero vs Villain)

 

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'The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell' (2004).
Writers and Artists

Alan Grant and Simon Bisley.

SYNOPSIS FOR “LESSONS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS”

Horribly, Jenny Quantum finds a book in the Carrier. Inside, it chronicles Lobo committing the crime of crimes: the assassination of Santa Claus.

Now, he must be punished. Soon, it is a rumble between an anti-hero vs a villain: Apollo vs Lobo.

IN UNIVERSAL AND MULTIVERSAL ANOMALIES

'The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell' (2004).
The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell (2004). DC Comics

Enter the contestants on The Carrier. On the left side is Apollo, the Sun God, and on the right side is Lobo.

Let’s look at the stats.

APOLLO – WILDSTORM

Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Stellar 67%
Durability: Stellar 58%
Energy Projection: City 25%
Fighting Skills: Expert Combatant 42%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • The Carrier.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vulnerability To Ionized Atmosphere Discharge.
  • Solar Depletion.
  • Vulnerability To Extreme Temperature Changes.
LOBO – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Stellar+ 58%
Super Speed: Warrior 33%
Durability: Stellar 58%
Energy Projection: Stellar 58%
Fighting Skills: Bloodlusted 58%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%

PARAPHERNALIA
  • Chained Hook.
  • Spacehog.
WEAKNESSES
  • Unpredictable Temperament.
  • Moral Code.

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THE FIGHT

To begin, Lobo has tracked The Carrier and is out to kidnap Jenny Quantum. Viciously, Lobo engages Apollo in a fight.

The battle to decide who is the monster!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Lobo landing a bloody punch on Apollo.
LOBO BLUNT FORCE ATTACK: 1 DAMAGE PT.

On the final page, Lobo holds Apollo in a chokehold. Quickly, Apollo punches him. Then, he headbutts Lobo. However, Lobo wins the fight by burning Apollo with his laser weapon. The fight is cut short by Midnighter.

LOBO BLUNT FORCE + EXPLOSION ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT + 5 DAMAGE PTS = 6 DAMAGE PTS.
APOLLO BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x3): 1 DAMAGE PT (x3) = 3 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


APOLLO’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Power Output Of Sun = 3.846*10^26 W.
PEAK HUMAN PTS = 3000 PTS.

-(7 DAMAGE PTS * 3.846*10^26 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(60 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = -1.0683333*10^16 ​PTS * Tons of TNT.

Damage = (-1.0683333*10^16 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(3000 PTS) = -3.561111*10^12
Tons of TNT.


DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: City 25%

LOBO’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-3 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitation Pull Of Sun = 3.52*10^22 N.
BLOODLUSTED PTS = 10000 PTS.

-(3 DAMAGE PTS * 3.52 x 10^22 N * 5 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -1.2571429*10^14 PTS * Tons of TNT.
Damage = (-1.2571429*10^14 PTS * Tons of TNT)/(10000 PTS) = -1.2571429*10^11 Tons of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: City 25%

WINNER: LOBO WINS BY INCAPACITATION.

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APOLLO IN COMICS

Stormwatch (1998) #4, titled “A Finer World (Part 1 of 3)” marks the first appearance of Apollo in Image Comics continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Apollo and Midnighter as Stormwatch operatives.

The comic was written by Warren Ellis and penciled by Bryan Hitch.

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Stormwatch (1998) #4, titled “A Finer World” marks the first appearance of Apollo in Image Comics continuity.. DC Comics

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“Captain Atom: Armageddon #8” Review

 
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Captain Atom: Armageddon (2006) #8. AP Photo/DC Comics

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Written by Will Pfeifer. Illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli. With last issue’s shocking revelation, it’s Captain Atom versus the Authority in a no-holds-barred battle! Nikola, whose manifestation of Void’s powers is nearly complete, enters the fray with Grifter in tow. But whose side is she on?

Critically, Captain Atom: Armageddon #8 begins one of the most catastrophic events in Wildstorm history. Summarily, the comic starts the chain reaction towards the destruction of the Wildstorm Universe.

Storywise, Will Pfeifer writes one of the most powerful moments in the series. Meanwhile, Giuseppe Camuncoli excels at revealing the brutality of the Authority. Don’t miss Grifter’s cameo! Moreover, Apollo vs Captain Atom to the death.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this comic to fans of the Authority and on the occasions of science fairs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Apollo! And Midnighter!

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Critically, Captain Atom: Armageddon #8 showed why The Authority’s brutality doomed the Wildstorm Universe. In dictatorial style, the Authority is willing to do whatever it takes to end the threat of Captain Atom. However, it may already be too late. Indeed, their violence will cause Captain Atom to blow up the Wildstorm Universe in the last issue.

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Reviews: ’00s The Authority Storylines, Ranked From Best To Worst

 
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‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #7. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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2000s THE AUTHORITY STORYLINES RANKED FROM BEST TO BAD

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: “THE AUTHORITY: THE NATIVITY” (2004)

Collects ‘The Authority’ #13-16.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

When ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14 was released, it generated immediate controversy. As a critically-acclaimed writer, Mark Millar has been known to go against social conventions and mores. If anything, his run on ‘The Authority’ delivers the thrills, wanton violence and the social commentary. But, Frank Quitely’s art elevates the subject matter.

To begin, the Authority was set up after Stormwatch in order to make the world better, no matter what it takes. Story-wise, “The Nativity” centers on a conflict between the Authority and a government-sanctioned team of Super Powered Beings (SPBs) called the Americans. Namely, the conflict is over the newborn Jenny Quantum, whom they believe to be the Spirit of the 21st Century. Terribly, disaster and mayhem follow when a team of Ubermensch with its draconian measures faces against government conspiracy from the Americans.

In a sense, ‘The Nativity’ is both a pastiche and a commentary on America’s patriotism at the beginning of the century. As a pastiche, it is a meta message on the superhero team the Avengers and its alliance with a corrupt government. Certainly, the commentary is about America’s muscular and military patriotism. In fact, these are reflected in the muscular and chiseled physiques of Frank Quitely’s figures. And when the Commander beats down and rapes Apollo, all hell breaks loose!

Definitely, this story is quintessential The Authority and belongs in your Kindle collection.

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BEST: ‘THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION’ (2004-2005)

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2004, Eisner-winning writer Ed Brubaker and artist Dustin Nguyen collaborated on ‘The Authority: Revolution’. Brilliantly, the work is a masterful distillation of the Authority, as the great super-powered team of the 21st century.

At the beginning, the Authority is fresh off the events of ‘Coup d’Etat.’ Forcefully, the Authority have taken over the U.S. government. However, their daily lives are mired in bureaucracy and a growing resistance to their regime. When a catastrophic event occurs in front of the White House in Washington D.C., the Authority uncover a conspiracy that threatens the team’s cohesion.

In some sense, the series can be divided into two parts. In the first half, the team investigates Henry Bendix’s conspiracy. For the second half, the story focuses on the emergence of the new Jenny Quantum, the Spirit of the 21st Century. For its part, Nguyen’s art captures the urgency of the moment. To this end, the characters are drawn with little expressiveness on a blue, black and red palette. In fact, Nguyen’s art features both gore and more revealing panels.

To sum, what makes ‘The Authority: Revolution’ work is the maturity of both its characters and the subject matter. In addition, it was significant for the remarkable emergence of Jenny Quantum and her fantastic travels to Infinite City. Moreover, Midnighter’s farewell speech stands out.

Definitely, this graphic novel is a classic The Authority story. Indeed, fans of Ed Brubaker will love the political intrigue as well as the advanced sci-fi concepts.

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GOOD: ‘COUP D’ETAT‘(2004)

Collects ‘Coup D’Etat’ #1-4.


























Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In “Coup d’Etat: Sleeper,” Matt Martin forcefully argues ‘Coup d’Etat’ is a poor commentary on American politics during the Bush administration. In fact, the argument focuses on not mingling comics and politics.

To this end, ‘Coup d’Etat,’ largely plays like political commentary. In some respects, the Authority’s takeover of the U.S. government parallels the Bush administration’s Iraq war and its subsequent overthrow of the Iraqi government. Here, the Authority figures as the U.S. government overthrow the Iraqi government.

What makes ‘Coup d’Etat’ work, are the routine deliberations between the different factions about the fate of the world. In parallel, Spartan and Grifter argue. Also, Spartan and the Authority debate. Originally, the Authority were founded after Stormwatch and WildC.A.T.s. To this end, their mission was to make the world a better place no matter the cost. When Apollo kills the President at the end, political power has been passed over.

A few words about the art. For his part, Jim Lee’s art is certainly acceptable but not in-character. In fact, it appears to suffer from the subject matter of the political thriller. Nevertheless, the work itself is non-stop action as the Authority goes on missions to take control of the U.S. government. In the final issue, the Authority must flex their muscles and stop an alien invasion.

Definitely, the series is certainly a must-have for your comic collection, with a blend of adventure, action, plenty of dark humor and sci-fi themes.

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WORST: ‘THE AUTHORITY: PRIME’ (2007-2008)

Collects ‘The Authority: Prime’ #1-6.


























Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 1.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In many respects, ‘The Authority: Prime’ is a missed opportunity. Certainly, it provides an important backstory on Henry Bendix. Previously, he was the mastermind behind Stormwatch and the Authority. In effect, his importance to the Authority cannot be denied. In fact, writer Christos N. Gage fails to give the subject matter the serious treatment it demands. Instead, it proves the occasion for three-issue futile fisticuffs between the Authority and Stormwatch.

To sum, Weatherman, Henry Bendix’s son, cracks his father’s “memory tower.”1 When he locates Bendix’s bunker to the Southwest desert, the Authority and Stormwatch come to a clash to uncover it first. Though, the battles are spectacle. However, they are told in three issues and do not move the story forward.

On this list, this series is one of the bad ‘The Authority’ story arcs.

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RESOURCES

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SOURCES

The Authority: Revolution #1 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #14 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #13 in Comic Vine.
Coup d’État: Sleeper in Sequart Organization.
Coup D’etat in Comic Vine.
The Authority: Prime in Comic Vine.

FOOTNOTES

  1. The Authority: Prime #1.

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DC Day: In “Coup D’Etat”, The Authority Finally Takes Over The U.S. Government Because Of Their Conspiracy To Conquer The Bleed

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government over its attempt to conquer the Bleed.
 

DC DAY

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government over its attempt to conquer the Bleed.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1 the Authority takes over the U.S. government because of its attempt to travel to the Bleed. AP Photo/DC Comics

IN GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY

TAO, A FORMER WILDC.a.t.s. AGENT, TRICKS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT INTO TRAVELING TO THE BLEED LEADING TO AN ACCIDENT

In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1, the U.S. government follows the conspiracy of Tao in order to conquer the Bleed. Following a mission by Agent Carver and Misery at a secret U.S. base, the U.S. government retrieves a device. In reality, it was an elaborate set-up by Tao, a former WILDC.A.T.s. who orchestrated the covert operation.

Realizing that the device can actually help them travel the Bleed, they send a probe into space. However, per Tao’s knowledge, the device “was powered by a tiny black hole.”1 Upon reaching the Bleed, the black hole became unstable and the probe exploded. The accident tore “open an enormous hole in the Bleed” and destroyed a shiftship.1

In 'Coup D'etat' (2004) #1, Tao tricks the U.S. government into traveling to the Bleed leading to an accident.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1, Tao tricks the U.S. government into traveling to the Bleed leading to an accident. AP Photo/DC Comics

THE AUTHORITY TAKES OVER THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AFTER IT CAN’T CONTAIN THE DISASTER IN FLORIDA

In Florida, the Authority are on the scene. Hawksmoor sends telepathic readings of a ship breaching the Bleed. Swift thinks it’s a meteor shower. However, Apollo realizes that it’s not a meteor shower, it’s giants. Swift identifies that it’s a shiftship six times bigger than the Carrier with hundreds of hull breaches.

Its crew are giants falling to the Earth like meteors. Midnighter says they have about 10 minutes until the shiftship lands on Earth, a collision worse than the meteor that extinguished the dinosaurs. The Doctor cannot affect the shiftship with his magic so he stretches out time. The Authority uses doors to evacuate the population of Florida. But that is not enough. The ship hits Florida and millions die.

 

In 'Coup D'etat' (2004) #1, the shiftship's crew are falling on re-entry to Florida through hull breaches.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Sleeper’ (2004) #1, the shiftship’s crew are falling on re-entry to Florida through hull breaches. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Florida has been turned into an archipelago with Key West. Aboard the Carrier, the Engineer informs Hawksmoor that the Giants are an extra-dimensional race, from a universe billions older than the Wildstorm universe. They are known as the Vigil and they are the first species to use the Bleed. They collect information and observe the multiverse.

The shiftship was headed for the Gathering, when “all new knowledge is collected to their planet.”1 The Vigil have never gone to war and it is unclear what their response to the catastrophe would be. Later at night, the Authority makes an announcement on a jumbotron, Hawksmoor declares the Authority are going to take over the U.S. government.

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government over its attempt to conquer the Bleed.
In ‘Coup D’Etat’ (2004) #1, the Authority takes over the U.S. government because of its attempt to travel to the Bleed. AP Photo/DC Comics

SPARTAN WARNS THE AUTHORITY AS TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS

In ‘Coup D’Etat: Wildcats’ (2004) #1, former WILDC.a.t.s. members intervene in the U.S. government conspiracy. Members of the HALO Corporation, Jack Marlowe (Spartan), Edwin Dolby and Grifter are concerned over recent events. The wheelchair-bound Grifter recruits Edwin Dolby for a mission. Together, they head to a former supervillain, now weapons dealer codenamed Warmaker. Grifter first attempts to woo Warmaker in order to retrieve a weapon. Sensing that there is no money involved, but rather an exchange, Warmaker shoots Grifter.

Grifter evades from his wheelchair, and shoots Warmaker in the head, killing him. Then, he calls Dolby and together they head behind the bookcase in Warmaker’s study. They find a massive negative gamma particle. Grifter tells Jack his plan: He plans to have Jack teleport the WMD into the Bleed to trigger a singularity and send the Authority to a parallel universe. Jack does not agree to Grifter’s plan and says the Authority’s conspiracy is likely temporary. Later, Jack appears on the Authority’s carrier in hologram form. They have an argument and taking the form of Spartan, he warns them of the consequences of their actions.

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, Spartan warns the Authority of the consequences of their actions.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: Wildcats’ (2004) #1, Spartan in hologram form warns the Authority of the consequences of their actions. AP Photo/DC Comics

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WITH CONTROL OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, THE AUTHORITY FACES AN ALIEN INVASION BY THE VIGIL

In ‘Coup D’Etat: The Authority’ (2004) #1, the Authority have to contend with the consequences of the government conspiracy. The Authority have taken over the U.S. government: NORAD is under their control, they have disabled nuclear weapons, the NAVY has been de-commissioned, the Engineer disabled the Air Force and the Army. The Authority has dismantled the U.S. armed forces in six hours. World leaders are in disarray and officially endorse the Authority.

Suddenly, the Vigil invade Earth. Hawksmoor orders the Carrier to start teleporting people out of Times Square similarly to the procedure in Florida. Hawksmoor, Apollo and Engineer head to Times Square, the Doctor heads to the White House and Midnighter has to negotiate the President’s resignation. The Authority arrive in Times Square and do battle. Apollo flies through the Vigil “faster than a speeding bullet.”2 Hawksmoor negotiates the Vigil’s surrender. Finally, the whole team is teleported aboard the Carrier with the President.

In 'Coup D'Etat' (2004) #1, Apollo flies through the Vigil "faster than a speeding bullet."
In ‘Coup D’Etat: The Authority’ (2004) #1, Apollo flies through the Vigil “faster than a speeding bullet”. AP Photo/DC Comics

They are showing video footage of the President’s attempt to conquer the Bleed. The Vigil comment on humanity’s potential for destruction and state they have not engaged in combat in 500 Earth years. The Engineer informs the Vigil that the Authority downloaded 60% of their shiftship’s data before it was destroyed. Asked what can prevent humanity from being a threat to the multiverse, Apollo incinerates President Kent with his heat vision. The Vigil calls the Authority “savages.” Then, they depart for the Bleed.

Swift remarks that President Kent was actually manipulated by outside forces. The Engineer says she manipulated the footage to place guilt on President Kent in order to ensure that the Vigil would stop their invasion of Earth and leave. Swift questions the decision and states that the Authority never compromises. At night, Hawksmoor proclaims the Authority as the new U.S. government. His first order of the day is to suspend democratic elections. After the broadcast, Midnighter asks what they do next.

In 'Coup D'Etat: The Authority' (2004) #1, Apollo murders President Kent with his heat vision.
In ‘Coup D’Etat: The Authority’ (2004) #1, Apollo murders President Kent with his heat vision. AP Photo/DC Comics.

LINKS

Coup d’État: Sleeper Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Coup d’État: Wildcats Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
Coup d’État: The Authority Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Coup D’Etat: Sleeper #1.
  2. Coup D’Etat: The Authority #1.
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DC Day: In The ‘Armageddon’ Storyline, The WildC.A.T.s. Rescue Captain Atom Stranded In The DC Multiverse From The WorldStorm

 

DC DAY

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' (2006) #9, Void rescues Captain Atom from the Worldstorm.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #9, Void rescues Captain Atom from the Worldstorm. AP Photo/DC Comics

IN DC MULTIVERSE

CAPTAIN ATOM LANDS IN THE WILDSTORM UNIVERSE

In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #1, Captain Atom lands in a parallel universe in the DC multiverse: the Wildstorm Universe to presage the Worldstorm. The issue opens with Captain Atom flying the Composite Superman/Batman robot into space in order to bomb a Kryptonite asteroid.

On the way, Captain Atom remembers being placed in another cockpit with the Dilustel metal set to explode on an atomic bomb. Captain Atom had the choice of either remaining in a military prison for life or doing the experiment. Captain Atom remained in the capsule for twenty-three years.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' (2006) #9, Captain Atom reminisces in the Composite Superman/Batman robot cockpit about his origin story before his sacrifice to explode the Kryptonite asteroid. AP Photo/DC Comics
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2005) #1, Captain Atom reminisces in the Composite Superman/Batman robot cockpit about his origin story before his sacrifice to explode the Kryptonite asteroid. AP Photo/DC Comics

Despite his misgivings, Captain Atom’s sense of duty drove him to become a superhero. This illustrates the fact that patriotism is part of every hard working person and that the nation always benefits from offering each person, even ex-cons a chance at redemption. Captain Atom states: “I’ve got a job to do.”

The Composite Superman/Batman robot blows up with the Kryptonite asteroid. Captain Atom awakens startled back in Tokyo with Superman and Batman. Then, he is sent to another universe like a comet through the sky. He arrives in New York City as Nikola Hanssen being created into Void by a man opening a box containing Void.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' (2006) #9, Captain Atom lands in the Wildstorm Universe as Void is created.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon‘ (2005) #1, Captain Atom lands in the Wildstorm Universe as Void is created. AP Photo/DC Comics

CHECK OUT THE STORY: IN THE DARK DIMENSION, VISION CONFESSES HIS LOVE, SAVES THEN MARRIES THE SCARLET WITCH

SHOWDOWN AT THE WHITE HOUSE: CAPTAIN ATOM VS MISTER MAJESTIC!

In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ #3, Captain Atom visits the White House after a fight and a conversation with Mister Majestic at Mount Rushmore. Startled by the Wildstorm Universe, Captain Atom struggles to understand the brutality of its superheroes and the fear people have of them. He wants to return to his parallel universe in the DC multiverse. In some sense, it is the paranoia of contact with parallel universes that seems to question of our very individuality.

Is Captain Atom experiencing this paranoia, as the people react to the presence among them of a superhero with fundamentally different physical dimensions. At the White House, Captain Atom faces a nuclear strike which he evades. He speaks to the President and tells him he is a military man. Captain Atom says he needs the President’s help to return but the President states he fears and answers to the superheroes.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' #3, Captain Atom faces the U.S. Army at the White House as he seeks the President's help.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #3, Captain Atom faces the U.S. Army at the White House as he seeks the President’s help. AP Photo/DC Comics

As he leaves the White House, Captain Atom is intercepted by Majestic. They have another scuffle. At the end of the battle, with no decisive winner, Majestic reveals to Captain Atom: The Nightmare Equation. That is, Captain Atom’s presence is going to lead to the Worldstorm of a parallel universe of the DC multiverse: the annihilation of the Wildstorm Universe.

Captain Atom goes to the Pentagon in order to confirm Mister Majestic’s computer simulations. He taps into the Pentagon’s data bank and is able to confirm Mister Majestic’s Nightmare Equation: the Worldstorm. As Captain Atom returns to the Washington Monument damaged during his second battle with Mister Majestic and now being repaired by Mister Majestic’s nanobots, the WILDC.A.T.s come on the scene.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' #3, Captain Atom engages in a second battle with Mister Majestic.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #3, Captain Atom engages in a second battle with Mister Majestic. AP Photo/DC Comics

SHOWDOWN AT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT: CAPTAIN ATOM VS THE WILDC.A.T.s.!

In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ #4, Captain Atom is intercepted by the WILDC.A.T.s. at the Washington Monument. Its members are: Maul, Voodoo, Warblade and Zealot. As they face their foe, the WILDC.A.T.s play a game of who can think of the least number of movies so that he/she can take on Captain Atom. Reverting to his smaller more intelligent form, Maul wins the game.

Maul increases his mass and punches Captain Atom through the ground into the underground subway. Looking at his files, Captain Atom identifies his weakness and decreases Maul’s mass; then, he punches him back to the surface. Next, Voodoo uses her control of magnetism and telepathy to “to tell [his blood] to rip your veins to pieces.”1 Captain Atom uses the data he has downloaded from the Pentagon to overload Voodoo’s telepathy.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' #3, Captain Atom battles Maul near the Washington Monument.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #4, Captain Atom battles Maul near the Washington Monument. AP Photo/DC Comics

Warblade goes on the offensive and quickly slices Captain Atom with his sharp blades. Captain Atom responds by blasting him. Finally, Zealot fights Captain Atom. Captain Atom decides to reason with Zealot but she does not listen. Then, he decides to end things. He blasts Zealot. However, Zealot blocks it with her sword and attacks him. She proves to be the superior fighter and soon has Captain Atom on the ground.

As Zealot is about to kill Captain Atom, he remembers a gas main in the underground subway. Captain Atom blasts it creating an explosion that knocks out Zealot. Grifter and Nikola Hanssen arrive on the scene. As Grifter changes into costume and is about to take on Captain Atom, a door takes Captain Atom. He is teleported to the moon and a mysterious woman greets him. She is impressed by his super powers and invites Captain Atom to show him about “real power.”1

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' #4, Captain Atom is transported through a door to the moon by The Authority.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #4, Captain Atom is transported through a door to the moon by The Authority. AP Photo/DC Comics

THE WORLDSTORM IS AVERTED! … OR IS IT?

In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ #6, Captain Atom finally has help to avert the Worldstorm. Angie by orders of Hawksmoor, befriends Captain Atom and acquaints him with the Authority’s brutal methods to deal with tyranny and crime on Earth. Mister Majestic aboard The Carrier with Hawksmoor and the Doctor doubts the former’s plan to deal with the Worldstorm.

Angie the Engineer reports to Hawksmoor on their mission. She receives orders from him to proceed with removing the Void signature from Captain Atom. Angie asks for Captain Atom’s permission to solve his “problem.”2 He remembers Mister Majestic’s advice to not trust anyone, but decides to not heed it. The Engineer attaches herself to Captain Atom’s body and deletes the Void signature at the atomic level.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' #6, Engineer removes the Void signature from Captain Atom averting the Worldstorm.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #6, Engineer removes the Void signature from Captain Atom averting the Worldstorm. AP Photo/DC Comics

Back at the WILDC.A.T.s.’ base Grifter finds out the truth from Jeremy. Jeremy tells Grifter that Void and Captain Atom both have the Void signature. However, Void has “enough to tip the balance.”2 In fact, Void and Captain Atom should be in the same vicinity, or else in this parallel universe of the DC multiverse, Worldstorm might occur in the Widlstorm Universe. Then, Grifter realizes she is missing. Nikola closes her eyes then she finds herself at the place where she got her Void powers.

Captain Atom finds her there and says he came back to the place because he felt a connection to the place. He remarks maybe she did too. Captain Atom feels relieved meeting her since “you’re not wearing a cape, you’re not shooting laser beams from your eyes or turning your fingers into razors.”2 Captain Atom feeling she is an average human touches her left shoulder. Nikola says “Wait! Don’t…”3 Then an explosion. Nikola turns into Void.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' #6, Captain Atom taps Nikola's shoulder and triggers an explosion.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #6, Captain Atom taps Nikola’s shoulder and triggers an explosion. AP Photo/DC Comics

‘ARMAGEDDON’: THE WORLDSTORM IS HERE! VOID RESCUES CAPTAIN ATOM

In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ #9, Apollo and Midnighter bring Captain Atom by force onboard the Carrier. It is a fight between the Authority and Captain Atom, highlighting the sort of physical conflict resulting from the presence of different dimensional beings from parallel universes in the DC multiverse. Captain Atom attempts to reason with Hawksmoor.

However, Hawksmoor notes that if Captain Atom is killed the Worldstorm is started, and if Captain Atom is not killed the Worldstorm still starts later. But, Hawksmoor explains that according to the Doctor’s time travel to the future, the Wildstorm Universe does survive the death of Captain Atom. Apollo, eager to get revenge on Captain Atom for giving him a near fatal dose of solar energy in a nuclear reactor he created, attacks Captain Atom with laser beams. The Worldstorm is here!

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' #9, Apollo attacks Captain Atom with laser beams, starting the Worldstorm of the Wildstorm Universe.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ #9, Apollo attacks Captain Atom with laser beams, starting the Worldstorm of the Wildstorm Universe. AP Photo/DC Comics

The Worldstorm has started. Hawksmoor asks Apollo to absorb Captain Atom’s nuclear energy before the chain reaction is critical, however, he is not sure if Apollo can survive it. Apollo attempts to absorb the energy only to be incinerated. Midnighter laments the death of the man he loves. He attacks and gets incinerated by Captain Atom. Captain Atom states that the Authority can no longer stop the process. Hawksmoor orders the Doctor to free Mister Majestic from his time freeze. Jenny the spirit of the 21st century arrives and also gets incinerated.

Before the Worldstorm starts, Nikola finally accepts her Void persona and her WILDC.A.T.s. connection to the new dead Grifter. When the Worldstorm starts, Void races to the Bleed to help Captain Atom in order “to become whole again.”3 She arrives on the Carrier and does the impossible. Void removes the Void signature from Captain Atom and states: “Finally. I’m whole.”3 Then she says: “Nathaniel… Go home.”3 As Captain Atom is transported back to his parallel Earth in the DC multiverse, he states: “Thank you.”3 Then, Void asks everyone to watch a new Wildstorm Universe end, while a new one begins.

In 'Captain Atom: Armageddon' (2006) #9, Void rescues Captain Atom from the Worldstorm.
In ‘Captain Atom: Armageddon’ (2006) #9, Void rescues Captain Atom from the Worldstorm. AP Photo/DC Comics

LINKS

Captain Atom: Armageddon #9 in Comic Vine.
Captain Atom: Armageddon #1 in Comic Vine.
Captain Atom: Armageddon #3 in Comic Vine.
Captain Atom: Armageddon #4 in Comic Vine.
Captain Atom: Armageddon #6 in Comic Vine.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Captain Atom: Armageddon #4.
  2. Captain Atom: Armageddon #6.
  3. Captain Atom: Armageddon #9.
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Image Day: In The Battle For Jenny Quantum, The Commander Beats Down And Rapes Apollo

 

IMAGE DAY

he Authority' (2000) #14, Storm-God blasts Apollo with an "ionized particle strike."
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, Storm-God blasts Apollo with an “ionized particle strike.” Photo/Image Comics

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT.

IN IMAGE COMICS

THE BIRTH OF JENNY QUANTUM, SPIRIT OF THE 21ST CENTURY

In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, the birth of Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century, attracts a conflict with the government-backed Super Powered Beings (S.P.B) team called the Americans. The threat of a government abuse of civil rights is all the more urgent faced with the draconian measures of The Authority. The Doctor, who is a member of The Authority warns them it would not be a good idea to kill Jenny Quantum.

The Americans tell The Doctor that they know what they are doing. They explain to The Doctor that Titan is blocking The Doctor’s link to his powers and propose that The Doctor kill Jenny Quantum. The Doctor refuses. Titan grabs a plane flying overhead and smashes The Doctor and Jenny Quantum. Suddenly, Jenny triggers an explosion in Singapore.

In 'The Authority' (2000) #14, the newborn infant Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century, triggers an explosion in Singapore.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, the newborn infant Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century, triggers an explosion in Singapore. Photo/Image Comics

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THE COMMANDER BEATS DOWN AND RAPES APOLLO

Jenny Quantum’s attack leaves both of Titan’s legs blown up. The rest of The Authority shows up in order to take on The Americans. Apollo flies into Titan’s head and blows it up. The Authority in their violence and neglect for property, reveal the menace of the Ubermensch, the superman who acts without a moral code. During the battle, Storm-God zaps Apollo with an “ionized particle strike.”

The “ionized particle strike” ate up Apollo’s solar charge and Apollo is weakened. The Commander beats down on Apollo and proceeds to brutally rape him off panel. Jack tells The Doctor to enter Dreamtime with Jenny with another member of The Americans in pursuit. The Americans are called back to base. The Doctor comes back and tells The Authority that Jenny has been taken.

In 'The Authority' (2000) #14, The Commander beats down and brutally rapes Apollo.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14, The Commander beats down and brutally rapes Apollo. Photo/Image Comics

 

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MIDNIGHTER AVENGES APOLLO WITH A JACKHAMMER

In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, the superhuman arms race between the United States and the Soviets reminiscent of the Cold War, led to the creation of hangars, filled with superhumans. Swift arrives at The Hangar and with the help of Jenny Quantum, manages to infiltrate.

She asks Dr. Kirgstein, the creator of The Americans to join The Authority. He accepts. S.P.B teams are simultaneously attacking every major city on Earth and The Authority must defend them. They split up.

Midnighter takes on the team in Manhattan, Hawksmoor takes on the team on in Paris, The Doctor takes Moscow, The Engineer takes Beijing, and Apollo takes Washtington D.C. where he confronts the remnants of The Americans.

The Authority #16, Comic Vine

In 'The Authority' (2000) #16, Apollo incinerates The Americans with his laser vision.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, Apollo incinerates The Americans with his laser vision. Photo/Image Comics
In 'The Authority' (2000) #16, Apollo burns The Commander's legs from the waist down.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, Apollo burns The Commander’s legs from the waist down. Photo/Image Comics
In 'The Authority' (2000) #16, Midnighter avenges Apollo's rape by The Commander with a jackhammer.
In ‘The Authority’ (2000) #16, Midnighter avenges Apollo’s rape by The Commander with a jackhammer. Photo/Image Comics

COMIC GALLERY

In ‘The Authority’ #14,The Authority clashes with the government-backed Super Powered Beings The Americans over Jenny Quantum, the spirit of the 21st century.


LINKS

The Authority #14 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #16 in Comic Vine.

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