Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: Authority Characters, Part 2

A shiny, metal, naked lady, The Engineer is the second “nigh-omnipotent” member of her team, nearly matching the Doctor’s versatility and having less of his weaknesses. Her predecessor was a member of “The Changers”, working for The High- he was killed when Henry Bendix dropped a viral bomb on the Changers’ base. In his dying moments, this Engineer sent all of his work to Angela … Continue reading Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: Authority Characters, Part 2

Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: The Authority Characters!

Apollo & Midnighter are obvious Superman & Batman analogues, created by Warren Ellis soon after he started writing StormWatch – they were part of an entire group of JLA knock-offs, but ended up being the only survivors. Apollo had been bio-engineered by SW “Weatherman” Henry Bendix with solar absorption powers, making him incredibly powerful- he was a black ops agent for Bendix who’d since gone underground after … Continue reading Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: The Authority Characters!

Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: The Authority Continued!

Superman Fights The Elite:In 2001, a year after Millar and Authority fans LOL’d through his team massacring parodies of the Avengers, Joe Kelly wrote the Superman story What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way? , a sensational book in which a team of obvious parodies of The Authority show up and act like… well, the Authority. Moralistic, hyper-aggressive, “We are heroes who will kill if we have to” … Continue reading Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: The Authority Continued!