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The Authority: The Magnificent Kevin (The Authority Kev 2)

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Down-on-his-luck Special Air Service Corporal Kev Hawkins's life has been an interesting mix of surprises and disappointments. When the death of a close friend is revealed, Kev begins to entertain ideas of the futility and horror of the life he leads--until he gets a call from his boss. She's got another lethal mission for him that involves his least-favorite allies, The A...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by WildStorm
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Eric
Aug 26, 2014 Eric rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Shelves: graphic-novels
A flying red genii infiltrates the Authority's sentient space fortress and takes out the team one by one with custard pies while claiming to be a vagina. For real. I could not make that up. Kev is brought in to recover the critically injured Midnighter. Cue the homosexual-vs-homophobe rivalry banter.

Volume 2 in the Kev Hawkins/Authority series is utterly schizoid. The flashbacks to Kev's early days in the SAS are interesting, and relatively serious. The "current" storyline on the other hand is d...more
Stephen Theaker
A former SAS soldier is called into action to help the stricken members of The Authority, and along the way we see into his past. The tone is very similar to Hitman, a previous comic by Garth Ennis, in that it mixes very broad comedy with fairly serious stuff, in this case what it means to be a soldier, to take orders, in particular ones that you know are wrong.

This isn't the kind of thing that is really going to stretch Garth Ennis, but it's very entertaining, and he comes up with some very fun...more
Shane
I'm kinda sad this is the last one. These Authority/Kev graphic novels are disgustingly hilarious. Way over the top with the cursing, sex and violence (which is okay for me). Once again this one doesn't really involve the Authority all that much but that's okay because by this time Kev has really grown on you (if you've read the other books).

Lots of brilliantly funny stuff going on here but don't want to spoil it for anyone. Basically if you like the Authority and you're not turned off by gore,...more
Mabel
This was not only hilarious (in all the ways combining Garth Ennis with The Authority can be hilarious), it was also one of the best commentaries on the appealing and abhorrent features entailed by military enlistment.

We learn more of Kev's history with the British Army and Intelligence, and see to what extent the commitment to following orders will go for different soldiers. We also see some of the secret desires and not-so-secret homophobia of average people manifest themselves in humourous, y...more
Mike
Hilarious, sombre, irreverent, bizarre. Everything I've come to love about Garth Ennis. More serious in places - like the treatises that showed up in The Preacher, when he had time to kill sitting around drinking - but welcome for it's originality and authenticity. The interplay between Kev and Midnighter is brilliant. And after reading some other reviews, I have to say the art *is* some of Ezquerra's most impressive.
Timo
Dec 05, 2011 Timo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
Solid Authority and Kev fun. Again, funny but now a bit too wordy.
But the art is by ever so brilliant Esquerra. He truly is one of the most underrated artist.... like..... ever.
Frank Taranto
Almost gave up in the first ten pages, but decided too see it through. Found an interesting story with good art develops afterward. Overall a good read and with good art.
Devowasright
knowing nothing about the authority, i've no real scale to judge this by. standard garth ennis. enjoyable but not groundbreaking, though i do see some seeds of The Boys.
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