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Superman and the Anti – Justice League

Last April DC launched a new comic book proposal, Superman and The Authority. Writer Grant Morrison and cartoonist Mikael Janin present the story in which the Man of Steel searches for a team that doesn’t come close to ‘Justice League’.

The proposal is a 4-issue limited series that includes the work of Grant Morrison and cartoonist Mikael Janin. History has been the focus of what has happened in the Action Comics series. If Superman is going to free the prisoners of Warworld, he will need help, the kind of help doesn’t scream ‘Justice League’, DC explains in the story description. On July 20, the first issue went on sale in the United States and in digital stores.

The support that the Superman seeks involves a new version of The Authority (1999), the superhero team that had great success in the late 90s. Some of its members are Midnighter and Apollo, original members of the Authority. They are joined by Manchester Black (a character who has faced Superman before), Enchantress, Natasha Irons and the god Lightray, along with a version of OMAC. (One-Man Army Cops).

This new team will have to learn to work together and fast, as the Ultra-Humanite has formed their own team of villains to eliminate the Man of Steel, describes DC.

In Grant Morrison and Mikel Janín’s Superman and the Authority, the Man of Steel turns to Manchester Black to help him recruit a new Authority when it becomes clear that he needs a team willing to break the rules and work in secret. It’s a decision that makes a lot of sense if you’re familiar with the Authority, but if you’re not … well, you’re probably wondering what’s going on. After all, the Authority has not appeared in any of DC’s movies or television shows and has hardly appeared within the DC Universe. There are many unhappy fans. DC Comics So, yes that one has prepared a little manual on the equipment to help you.

The Authority

What is the Authority?

Simply put, the Authority is a cynical and brutally pragmatic team of superheroes. The group first appeared in 1999 in The Authority, a title from writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch. Some of the team members and concepts originated during Ellis’s run on Stormwatch.

And what was Stormwatch?

It was a team book created by Jim Lee published for the WildStorm label. The title followed a United Nations-funded black ops superhero group. This is the prequel to The Authority.

How was the Authority formed?

After the United Nations shut down Stormwatch, Jenny Sparks brought together some of the group’s old members along with some new faces to form a new team. Jenny realized that the disbandment of Stormwatch left the world vulnerable to attack and she wanted to stay one step ahead. However, unlike Stormwatch, this new team would not have to worry about the United Nations or any political involvement when facing enemy threats. In other words, they respond to their own.

Where is your base of operations?

Traditionally, the Authority operates from a ship called the Carrier. It is a huge spaceship that can move through different dimensions and does not respond to the normal rules of space and time. The ship can speak if it wishes, but prefers to remain silent. He once spoke to insult Kev Hawkins, one of the Authority’s adversaries.

Members

Jenny sparks – A woman who can manipulate electricity. Considered as “the spirit of the 20th century”. Born in 1900, Jenny stopped aging when she turned 19 and secretly influenced most of the great changes of the century.

The Authority

The Authority
Apollo – A solar battery with super strength, invulnerability and flight. Apollo is one of the first openly gay superheroes to appear in a mainstream comic. He is married to Midnighter, one of his colleagues from the Authority.

The Authority

The Authority
The engineer – A woman who was infused with Nanomachines, causing her body to transform into liquid metal. Now you can interface with any machine, from toasters to central computers. You can also shape-shift and use your body to create any object you imagine.

The Authority

The Authority
The doctor – The latest in a long line of wizards on Earth, the Doctor is one of the best magic users on the planet. He is also a drug addict in rehab trying to rebuild his life.

The Authority

The Authority
Swift – A woman with the ability to manifest wings and claws. When airborne, Swift’s speed is greater than that of most sprinters on Earth.

The Authority

The Authority
Midnighter – A former soldier with enhanced abilities and probably the best known member of the Authority thanks to his self-titled series and appearances in books like Nightwing. Midnighter can see how a battle will unfold before it begins, making him the Authority’s master tactician. He is married to his Authority teammate, Apollo.

The Authority

The Authority
Jack hawksmoor – A man who received strange abilities after aliens abducted him and experimented on him. Jack has super strength and psychic abilities that allow him to form a symbiotic connection with whatever city he comes into contact with. He’s also the funny one of the bunch, which is saying a lot since we’re talking about Authority.

The Authority

The Authority

Synopsis

Sometimes even Superman finds an almost impossible task. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” Clark Kent, the Wonder of Metropolis, seeks Manchester Black, the most vile of rogues, to form a new Authority in charge of taking care of some matters in secret. Not only will Black meet the right candidates for the team, but if Superman can get him to behave and act in the service of the greater good, he will show that literally anyone can be a hero. However, they will have to act quickly, as Ultraman forms his own team to take down the Man of Steel.

This new limited series helps launch a new Superman status quo, establishing story elements that will reverberate in both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El for months to come. And Superman isn’t just building a team of superstars, it takes superstars to tell the tale: Grant Morrison (The Green Lantern, All-Star Superman) and Mikel Janín (Batman, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War).

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