Kev Hawkins has seen his share of slaughter during his time
with both the S.A.S. and British Intelligence, but it takes
the death of a close friend to open his eyes to the life he's
led. When he's assigned a job involving the Authority, the
superheroes he loves to hate, Kev finds himself in darker
territory than ever before... and facing the hardest choice
he'll ever have to make...
Magnificent Kevin gives
us another dose of Kevin, who we last saw in The Authority
graphic novel Kev.
Kevin is not a huge fan of The Authority, so when the Midnighter
- his least favourite superhero - asks for his help, Kevin
is thrown into a situation he'd really not deal with... that
is until he learns what the Midnighter is up to.
the odd shocking scene, but on the whole this collection is
played for laughs. There's bound to be a few complaints from
politically correct readers, but there are some lines that
made me giggle to myself, because it reminded me of my school
days - especially the panels where the kids find out that
the Midnighter is gay. And then there's the bitching between
Kevin and the Midnighter - especially the farting scene -
which, again, took me back to being a 12 year old school boy.
wasn't entirely sure why, and how, the other members of The
Authority were being incapacitated by a pie-throwing foul-mouthed
demon. But then to be quite honest who cares? It's bizarre,
it's unexplainable, but most importantly it's funny - in a
sort of adolescent way.
Ennis, as always, throws no punches. He knows exactly how
to push all the right buttons. And Carlos Ezquerra, who I
will always know and love as one of my favourite Judge
Dredd artist, delivers one of his best collections to
you are a Garth Ennis fan then this release won't disappoint.
This is a collection for anyone and everyone who has a warped
sense of humour. Get it now before booksellers realise what
they are peddling and some humourless stiff pulls it from
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