Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch teamed to create one of the most impressive super-teams of the modern era. Action-packed, intense, intelligent, and beautiful to look at, the duo’s initial run on The Authority redefined what a comic about men in tights could be.
THE AUTHORITY, VOL. 1: RELENTLESS
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by BRYAN HITCH
Jenny Sparks is probably the best heroine you’ve never heard of. She’s the embodiment of the spirit of the 20th century. That makes her ultra-powerful, and the perfect person to lead a world-wide team of super-humans called The Authority. Complete with analogues of Superman, Batman, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, and more, Ellis’ unique take on the cape and tights comic set a new bar for what readers could expect from their books. Influential on dozens of today’s current titles, The Authority really did pave the way for a new era of heroes.
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Written by: Luke Brown
Edited by: Mike Sadorf
Effects by: Paul Ritchey
Shot by: Dominic Moschitti