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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 "Earths Last of Defense," the Authority? After the debacle in the nations 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 b ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 8th 2006 by Wildstorm (first published 2006)
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Centauri
Sep 25, 2015 Centauri rated it it was ok
SPOILER ALERT

was really disappointed with this one, especially considering how great volume 1 was.

it started out decent (which was okay since these stories tend to truly follow the rising and falling arcs of story making) but it never got better. though it answered one of the greatest questions in the authority universe regarding the carrier, the plot, climax, and resolution seemed over-rushed and far too simple. they defeated their enemy way too easy, especially considering how drastic the worl
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Tyler
Feb 02, 2014 Tyler rated it it was ok
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
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Stewart Tame
Mar 14, 2015 Stewart Tame rated it really liked it
A satisfying conclusion to an epic storyline! Not much that can be said about this without spoiling things. I mean, it says right on the back cover that Henry Bendix is back from the dead and The Authority have to fight him. And, since it's their book, they're probably ultimately successful. Obviously the pleasure and unexpected bits are in the details of how this all happens. Suffice to say, the details are satisfyingly detail-y. I don't think that spoils anything. Happy reading!
Quentin Wallace
Nov 07, 2015 Quentin Wallace rated it really liked it
Now this was more like it. This volume was more like the early volumes of Authority with suspense and action. The big battle between Henry Bendix and The Authority takes place in this issue, and unlike some final battles, this one lived up to expectations.

There was as lot going on in this battle, and after the dust settles, things aren't just back to status quo. There have been some changes to the team and some new members. Overall a good volume with plenty of action.
Francisco Becerra
Jan 20, 2015 Francisco Becerra rated it really liked it
An amazing plot twist and I expected no less for a Bendix return. It was a very clever way to nail each one of the members of the group, and the development of Jenny Quantum was very well done.
Korynn
Oct 05, 2007 Korynn rated it liked it
Shelves: graphicnovels
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).
Friedrich
Mar 29, 2013 Friedrich rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-collection
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.
Mike
Oct 27, 2010 Mike rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-and-read
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.
Jase
Dec 18, 2012 Jase rated it it was amazing
The book keeps getting better and better. With a little sexy super-villain amongs The Authority, it's about to get good!
Shannon Appelcline
Jul 11, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it it was amazing
In itself, a good story, but the many callbacks to the Ellis era of the book really raise it up to the next level.
Hunter
Nov 13, 2007 Hunter rated it really liked it
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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“Midnighter: I told you this wasn't going to end well...
Bendix: ...but...I did what you...what the Authority...never could...fixed earth... Midnighter: No. You just gave them peace through corporate control and ignorance... through mindless consumerism.
Bendix: Bulls*%t! The air is clean...no wars...people are happier...you can't deny...it's a finer world.”
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