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The Authority: v. 2: Fractured Worlds Paperback – 21 Jan 2005

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (21 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840239883
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840239881
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,883,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"So there you have it: theology, politics and murder in one cover-whatmore do you want. 8/10" -- www.sci-fi-online.com February 2005 review by Pete Boomer

About the Author

Robbie Morrison is best known for his work on the UK's legendary sci-fi comic 2000 AD, for which he has written Judge Dredd and created the hugely popular Nikolai Dante. Dwayne Turner has drawn the likes of Aliens vs. Predator vs. Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, The Incredible Hulk, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man and Wolverine.

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Good book u can't but think of scientoligy when reading the first story ark not the best run of the authority but entertaining none the less some of the later writers just didn't get these characters the arts not bad but after this run the series became hit or miss the later books went off on a post apoclyptic tangent they got interesting a gain
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Following Morrison’s success on the previous volume he throws himself into The Authority and produces some great results. The first of three stories deals with a new religion. Whilst interesting it doesn’t ask as many questions as it could have, being more of an action romp instead.

Then the events of Coup D’état take place off-screen (collected in a separate trade paperback) and we enter a new story. This is definitely the highlight of Morrison’s run with an unusual and unexpected antagonist, the Authority pushed to breaking point, and some hard decisions being made.

Finally we have a one shot concerning Jack Hawksmoor. This is a much more personal tale dealing with the death of just one person. An interesting choice but possibly motivated by the announcement Morrison was being replaced.

Dwayne Turner does a fine job on the art but it isn’t the clean, sweeping strokes of the original Bryan Hitch work. Whilce Portacio does the last issue and really shakes things up in terms of layout making the visuals just as unusual as the theme. The colours for this are also distinctive and well chosen.

The curse of The Authority is that no one (other than superb colourist David Baron) lasts more than a year.

A proud Thumbs Up!
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two Stories and a Short 28 July 2005
By Joshua Koppel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting collection. Like most of the previous volumes there are two long stories (four issues each). This also contains a nice short story at the end. When I first read it I was rather perturbed to find out that between the two stories was a mini series that should be read before reading the second story.

The first story has the Authority going up against the leader of a new religion that is spreading around the globe like wildfire.

After a short notice telling us to look for the Coup D'Etat mini series that should come next, we have the post Coup story where apparently Jenny Quantum's mother is suing for rights to Jenny. Right at the same time massive ruptures into the Bleed occur all over the world.

Finally we have an almost touching tale where Jack Hawksmoor takes on a small murder case that has some personal meaning for him.

For fans of The Authority, these are good stories. No one should be surprised that violence and anarchy are the dish of the day. After all, the group was founded by government-hating Jenny Sparks. If you like the series you should have no complaints with these stories but if you don't, you will.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as Ellis and Millar 13 May 2009
By John Halliwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After having seen the lower ratings of this volume (Fractured Worlds) and the previous volume (Harsh Realities) of the Authority, both writtten by Robbie Morrison, I was expecting them not to be on par with the earlier volumes written by Warren Ellis and Mark Millar. Boy was I wrong. Robbie Morris really delivers in his volumes, especially this one. All the good stuff one has come to expect of Ellis and Millar's runs are also present in the works of Morrison (politics, realistic problems in our society that are solved by the Authority in their own no-compromising way and great widescreen action against earth endangering threats.

Highly recommended!
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit mundane 1 Sept. 2007
By Chris P. OConnell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was certainly not one of the better Authority stories. The art was about as good as any other average Authority graphic novel, but the story was really unimaginative.

The bad guys were not moving and contained no really original powers. The story of Jenny Spark's twin sister was really lame. All of the predicaments the team found themselves in were solved way to easily and with nothing short of brute force.

Overall, I was really disappointed with this story line. On a more positive note, it seems to me that The Authority: Revolution was much more inspired.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rehash and uninspired art 24 July 2005
By Marcin J. Wolynski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This most recent Authority tpb is a bit of a disappointment. The first story about the Authority fighting a new religion is a poor use of the concept of the team, kind of a "they've faced government, now they'll face religion" cliche. The second story about Jenny Quantum's twin rehashes Transfer of Power's "what if there was a moral opposite of the Authority" plotline. Also, dwayne and portaccio just aren't great pencillers. Buy the other collections, but this one you can pass up.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Graphic Novel for Adults 14 years and older 15 Nov. 2009
By Ant-Man - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Entertaining story and interesting characters. Including 2 gay male super heroes! Futuristic, violent, language, adult material. Good science fiction. Would recommend. I've read the first 6 volumes.
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