Coup D’Etat

October 25, 2004 | Trades


Coup D’Etat
Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Robbie Morrison, Micah Wright, Jim Lee, Carlos D’Anda, Ale Garza, Whilce Portacio
Wildstorm/DC Comics
$19.95/$12.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

The U.S. government is run by a bunch of power-hungry crooks and their latest attempt to prove they are the world’s supreme power backfired and cost the lives of millions of Americans.
They must be stopped. That’s why there’s The Authority.
After Florida is decimated following a U.S. attempt to gain access to the inter-dimensional realm The Authority live in, the group, which has always been dedicated to the betterment of humankind as opposed to battling super-villains, finally decide enough is enough — and stage a coup to take over control of the U.S. government.
This action doesn’t sit well with some of the other heroes of the Wildstorm Universe, such as Stormwatch: Team Achilles and the WildC.A.T.s who try, futilely, to stop them.
Of course, the real mastermind behind the disaster is Tao, the villain from Sleeper, who’s main occupation seems to be destabilizing the planet.
This latest crossover in the Wildstorm Universe really shakes up the status quo. It sets the stage for The Authority: Revolution (debuting this Wednesday) and takes the idea of super-heroes fighting for the best interests of humanity to its most extreme — whether humanity likes it or not.

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