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The Authority: Revolution, Vol. 2 (The Authority #8)

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Former StormWatch Weatherman Henry Bendix has returned from the dead and is busy remolding the Earth to his unique vision. But what ever happened to "Earth�s Last of Defense," the Authority? After the debacle in the nation�s capital that led to the destruction of Washington, DC, they relinquished control of the United States and all but vanished. How long can tyranny stand ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 8th 2006 by Wildstorm (first published 2006)
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A thoroughly lackluster attempt at being a halfway between the Ellis-era intelligence and characterization and the Millar-era(cringe) super-grunge.
I used to be a fan of Brubakers' stuff in high school but stopped reading him because he seemed to only be able to write either gritty crime books or contrived espionage thrillers.
He seemed to only have a superficial understanding of what made Ellis' Stormwatch/Authority runs as good as they were.
Long story short this was almost not worth reading asi
Lacking leadership in the wake of events with teammates scattered as time has passed they discover nearly too late that they must reassemble if they want to stop a madman from destroying them all. And maybe the earth.
With a great deal more swearing all secrets are revealed, more superhero posturing occurs, a supervillain gives his final (?) bow and an annoying teenager is inflicted on the Authority for the rest of continuity to come (poor things).
If you enjoy clever plot twists, you shouldn't miss out on that epic tale by Ed Brubaker. Within 2 paperbacks (a 12 part maxi series) the writer destroyed and reassembled this team of do-gooders. The Authority works best, when things change. And they do in this story arc - big time.
I should also mention the dynamic art by Dustin Nguyen, which gets proper treatment by Wildstorm FX colors.
Couldn't wait to see how the Authority gang took down the arch-enemy. Very suspenseful, fast-paced writing and good honouring of our beloved characters and their universe. Brubaker pulls off a great run on this book. Wish I could say the same for the art - sometimes wondrous, like the Infinite City, but often just rushed-looking with no nuance, complexity or interesting backgrounds.
The book keeps getting better and better. With a little sexy super-villain amongs The Authority, it's about to get good!
Shannon Appelcline
In itself, a good story, but the many callbacks to the Ellis era of the book really raise it up to the next level.
See my review for Volume One.
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Ed Brubaker (born November 17, 1966) is an Eisner Award-winning American cartoonist and writer. He was born at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

Brubaker is best known for his work as a comic book writer on such titles as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Iron Fist, Catwoman, Gotham Central, Sleeper, Uncanny X-Men and X-Men: Deadly Genesis, and The Authority, and for helping
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