The Authority is a super-heroic team whose mission is to make the world a place worth living in, no matter the cost.
Unfortunately, the lightning-in-a-bottle series hit its peak during September 11. It has never quite managed to be as intense or over-the-top fun as it was when Warren Ellis or Mark Millar wrote it. Around that time, the publisher reigned in the ultra-violence that gave this vicious brotherhood its reputation.
In this chapter of The Authority's story, the team is trapped in a dead Carrier. They dip into some alternative universes for help.
The plot is interesting. The art is excellent if entirely inconsistent. The dialogue is the issue. Every character has the same voice, the same quick pointless Giffen banter present in all the author's books. Readers will find a challenge discerning the voices and might get confused about the relationships between the characters. The worst part is the excess dialogue is totally unnecessary to move the story forward. With master storytellers like Darrick Robertson and Gene Ha on art, the dialogue could have been totally absent and still get the story.
Fans of the Authority who have patiently waited for the return to ultra-violent amazement might give up after reading this book.