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4.0 out of 5 stars
Refreshing, 27 July 2004
I've always enjoyed the Authority stories, but I have to admit that when Warren Ellis left after #12, the series didn't have the same luster and quality that it had begun with. Harsh Realities overturns this quite neatly, breathing new life into the series. There are a few disconcerting quirks, but most reflect a new maturity on the part of the characters. They seem smoother and more comfortable with their place in the world, and the stories seem more coherent than in the previous collections. Definitely a worthwhile investment for any Authority fan, but those not familiar with the series should start with The Authority:Relentless, or one of the Stormwatch collections.