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by Robbie Morrison

If you're familiar with Authority books you'll know that bad guys from another dimension threaten Earth with vast armies and the Authority battle them to win the day.

Ships from and sold by kwtaussie. If you're familiar with Authority books you'll know that bad guys from another dimension threaten Earth with vast armies and the Authority battle them to win the day. Same thing happens in this book.

The Authority Vol 5: Harsh Realities. 1840238534 (ISBN13: 9781840238532).

The Authority is a superhero comic book series published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint. It was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, and follows the adventures of the Authority, a superhero team mainly composed of Ellis-created characters from Stormwatch. The founding members of the Authority were: Jenny Sparks, "The Spirit of the Twentieth Century"; the group's founder and original leader. Apollo, "The Sun God". Lucas Trent, "Night's Bringer of War".

Robbie Morrison is a British comics writer most known for his work in the weekly UK. Talking With Authority: Robbie Morrison Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine, Comicon. com, January 13, 2003.

Robbie Morrison is a British comics writer most known for his work in the weekly UK title 2000 AD, and as the co-creator of popular character and series Nikolai Dante (with Simon Fraser), serialised for 15 years until 2012. Robbie Morrison at the Grand Comics Database. Robbie Morrison at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original). Robbie Morrison at Barney.

Find nearly any book by Robbie Morrison. The Authority: Harsh Realities. by Robbie Morrison, Dwayne Turner. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9781840238532 (978-1-84023-853-2) Softcover, Gardners Books, 2004.

An explosive collection reprinting THE AUTHORITY Vol. 2 From a rogue vice dimension bent on destroying the planet as part of an elaborate gamble to an interdimensional corporation that has been strip-mining other realities fo. .

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The Authority is published by DC Comics under the WildStorm imprint. The Authority 03 Nov 2010. The Authority 02 Dec 2010. Irregular on-going series. Or a series of mini-series. Final issue is Apollo. The Authority, vol. 1: Relentless - Collects vol. 1 WorldCat - ISBN 1563896613.

The Authority is a superhero comic book series published by DC Comics under the . TALKING WITH AUTHORITY: ROBBIE MORRISON – COMICON. This book is about the Authority having trouble with the Carrier and they're trying to find their way home. It's almost like the Odyssey, in a way, as trying to find your way home and going through various adventures. com Panels Comic Book, Graphic Novel and Cartooning Discussions".

Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. She used as her literary first name "Toni," based on a nickname derived from St. Anthony after she'd joined the Catholic Church. The book follows a young African American girl, Pecola Breedlove, who believes her incredibly difficult life would be better if only she had blue eyes. The controversial book didn't sell well, with Morrison stating in a 1994 afterword that the reception to the work was parallel to how her main character was treated by the world: "dismissed, trivialized, misread

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The beginning is downright terrible with the exception of accidentally creating a universe, that part was kind of cool. But like others have stated the dialogue is horrendous. The first 2 issues are so short and predictable they're embarrassing, the type of thing that makes you see why people think comics are for children. However eventually the story shifts to a slightly better yet still terrible story with unexplored potential thrown away. It's only the final story, which I assume is the zero issue, that is not only the best but, kind of makes you feel something, discomfort. It's a pretty messed up ending if you let your emotions get the best of you so do be careful.
This is the second collection of Robbie Morrison's run on the Authority. I have read both and since they comprise one large story I will comment on them together. Morrison had the unfortuneate luck to follow Millar and Ellis who put together quite a great run of Stormwatch/Authority comic tales. While they were pushing the boundries with the topics and their dark takes on superheroes, they were writing good original stories. Morrison starts off with the earth being invaded and devestated story that has been done over and over in this comic alone. I am surprised there is anything left of the earth. He resorts to excessive profanity, violence and sex. He seems like someone who is just saying f*ck because he thinks that it is shocking. It seems so out of character for the heroes to constantly be swearing when they never did before. It might be okay if the writing was top notch, but it isn't. The art however is good, though not Turner's best work. I would skip this one and pretend it didn't happen.
I love "The Authority" series, it's a superhero franchise I don't think is cheesy or stereotypical in the same way I think of Superman or Spiderman as. It's fresh, has great ideas, and contains some of the best writing in comics today. That said, it's had a couple of poor books. "Human on the Inside" had poor art and poor writing. "Harsh Realities" has poor writing though the art isn't as bad.

If you're familiar with Authority books you'll know that bad guys from another dimension threaten Earth with vast armies and the Authority battle them to win the day. Same thing happens in this book. Utterly uninspired. The bad guys lose, the Authority wins. It's also annoying as those who know who the characters are have to endure a whole issue reintroducing the characters and their powers.

Like I said it's a fantastic series and for those wanting to see the brilliance I'd suggest Warren Ellis's "Relentless", Garth Ennis' "Midnighter" and "Kev" series, along with Mark Millar's "Jenny Sparks: Secret History of the Authority" and Ed Brubaker's "Revolution". They're all awesome, unfortunately "Harsh Realities" isn't.
The collected edition is quite an unremarkable piece of dreck.

When Warren Ellis and his successor, Mark Millar, were kicking the U.S. comic book industry in the groin on the previous volume of the Authority series, they did so because there is genuine authenticity to their approach. They proved to the mainstream publishers that the super-hero genre should be written intelligently as well as incorporate mature content that can be targeted for adults who have had enough of Daddy Fanboy Comics that so many writers analy regurgitate month after month. Mark Millar's groundbreaking & innovative run on The Authority series scared DC Comics so much that they pulled the plug on the title that was gaining in both popularity and sales.

It appears that the boneheads in the DC offices came to realize that they killed a cash cow just for the sake of appeasing hypocritical egos who have a limited vision of the comic book medium. I gather that some brainiac obviously figured out that it may be a good idea to resuscitate the title to prey on the gullibility of the fans and feed off its legacy. Enter Robbie Morrison who has been assigned the task of ushering Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch's creation into a new era.

Morrison obviously has no idea what The Authority is about and blatantly insults those who support what Mr. Ellis & Mr. Millar created for the comic book fan who wants more out of the super-hero genre. These prolific writers were not shy of utilizing coarse language, inserting violent acts or casting the members as people who enjoy sex into their script to demonstrate the harsh brutality of these characters' exploits, their private lives as well as flesh out their personas. It formed part of the series' breakthrough style but it is not and never has been the sole focus of the stories that Ellis & Millar created.

Robbie Morrison's bastardized vision of The Authority is one where a thin plot and weak characterization is disguised by excessive vulgarity besides random acts of murder. There is no redeemable writing merit that can bring forth any viable, entertainment value to the comic book reader. The obscene dialogue is so forced that the cast resembles a group of naive, nine year olds who want to impress their schoolmates by using the *F* word in every sentence but have no idea what it means. Actually, I would not be surprised if Robbie Morrison was hired to make a mockery out of the title's legacy while DC makes a quick buck by whoring the franchise.

Do not expect to be dazzled whatsoever by Dwayne Turner's effort. The pencil work is sketchy at best which added by the heavy inking & shading by Sal Regla makes the overall appearance of the art dreadful. The background work is appreciable in some panels while others have those dreadful lines that pencillers such as Rob Liefeld are so fond of using to save themselves application as well as time. Whether it be the members of The Authority, the victims they protect or the evil beings they must defeat, Turner's renderings makes each and every one of appear like lifeless mannequins.

Whether it be the case or not, the overall production of the art work looks rushed and inconsistent. A hard pill to swallow considering the asking price of this collected edition.

It is apparent that this era of The Authority is meant for shock value purpose to appeal to that segment of the readership that believes that using the word *a-hole* in a comic makes it sooooooooo cool. DC and Wildstorm have mistakenly deluded themselves that what made the previous series a success rested on it being absurdly offensive. Truthfully, a warning label on the cover should actually state;

Suggested For Immature Readers.
Authority, The: Harsh Realities - VOL 01 ebook
Robbie Morrison
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