The Authority: Revolution Vol. 1

December 5, 2005 | Trades


The Authority: Revolution Vol. 1
Ed Brubaker, Dustin Nguyen, Richard Friend
Wildstorm/DC Comics
$19.99 (Paperback)
*** ½ (out of five)

If absolute power truly corrupts as they say, then the Authority was doomed from the start.
They are the Wildstorm Universe’s greatest heroes, banded together to fight for the betterment of humanity, with no regards for bureaucracy or often even laws. They have toppled dictators, crippled the corrupt and fought off God himself in defence of the people of Earth — but what happens when the coin is flipped?
Following the events of the crossover series, Coup D’Etat — which saw the president of the U.S. try to kill off the Authority, only fail and suffer its wrath — the super-group finds itself running the U.S. government. When a rival group of U.S.-patriotic themed metahumans begins rallying the nation against what they view as a dictatorship, the battle is on to win the hearts and minds of the masses. But will one of the Authority’s own members be the one to seal its fate?
Writer Ed Brubaker (Sleeper, Captain America) and artists Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend (Batman), show perfectly how even the mightiest can fall in the first half of this revolutionary series.

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