A finer world has been the Authority's goal from the very
beginning, one they fought for time and time again versus
domestic and inter-dimensional foes. Could the greatest threat
to this dream actually be faith in a higher power? And, following
the extraordinary events of the Coup d'Etat, The Authority
takes their "finer world" ideal to another level, as they
assume total control of the United States. They find that
it is much more difficult they could ever have imagined...
a bizarre collection. If you're new to The Authority
then you might struggle to understand what on earth is going
on. However the
first tale, Godhead, does attempt to ease any new readers
was also my favourite story in this collection. This sees
The Authority battling against a cult whose leader is intent
on running the planet. But who can stand against a man who
has so many followers; a man who has under his control a viscous
beast and oversized singer whose voice is capable of levelling
entire cities? This story has more humour than the other two
stories (Fractured World and Street Life) and
was certainly easier to digest. The only problem, which is
familiar too all storys in a similar vein, is that the conclusion
was too rushed. One minute you have a few villains who are
impossible to destroy, the next minute a solution has been
formulated and it's game over.
remaining stories are very different stylistically. Fractured
World is the most dramatic, hard hitting story here -
centring around politics. And Street Life follows The
Authority as it attempts to find a sick killer who butchered
a girl with connections to prostitution.
there you have it theology, politics and murder in one cover
- what more do you want?
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