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Warren Ellis is watching youWarren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is Now Free on YouTube

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that their feature-length documentary Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is now available for free on Sequart’s YouTube channel SequartTV. Captured Ghosts features the most extensive interview ever… [more]

Stormwatch imageWarren Ellis, Revisionism, and Reconstructionism

Last time, we discussed how Warren Ellis is a realist, and we contrasted this with the views of Grant Morrison. These two modes correlate strongly with two different modes of super-hero stories.  Revisionism, most frequently… [more]

Grant Morrison's The Authority #1Grant Morrison’s Wildstorm Universe, Part 2: The Authority

While Grant Morrison reimagined the WildStorm Universe’s first team with his WildCats relaunch, the writer also tackled the most popular team with his run on The Authority.

The Authority 003The Challenge of the Super-Friends: Why Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch’s The Authority is One of the Sweetest Comics of the Modern Era

For a comic book characterised by its “intense graphic violence” (according to Wikipedia) and designed to be marked by an “attention to nasty little details, its appalling bad attitude, and the utter carnage the cast are capable… [more]

Grifter_-_Midnighter_1Grifter & Midnighter #1 and 2

An Imaginary Conversation Between Chuck Dixon and Ryan Benjamin: Chuck Dixon: Hey, isn’t one of those Wildstorm characters gay? Ryan Benjamin: Yeah, I think you’re right, there is one! CD: Hey, I’ve got a ton… [more]

stormwatch-48Looks Like Rain

Welcome to the series “Looks Like Rain,” which will end up being a detailed exploration of the Wildstorm Universe from its origins in Image through to its current position as part of DC. First of… [more]

Magnus Robot Righter #1 (May 1991)The Ten Most Important Comic Books of the 1990s

The 1990s was an incredible decade for comics. More people were buying and reading them than ever before and, in turn, more new publishers and new titles came into being.

300px-Coup_d'Etat_1Coup d’État: Sleeper

Coup d’État: Sleeper DC Comics / Wildstorm — Ed Brubaker (w); Jim Lee (a)Internet, prepare your flamethrowers. Ready? Here we go: This is one of the single dumbest comics I’ve ever read. And apparently I’m… [more]

Action Comics #810Superman Plans, Bill Jemas Dismantled, Secret War, and More

Superman Plans AnnouncedSome of this is old news, but it bears being lumped together. December issues of the Superman titles will see the end of the present creative teams. Action Comics #810 — scheduled for… [more]

Real-world preemption in Authority #13.Mark Millar’s The Authority and the Polemic over Iraq

For some reason, as I think of the polemic over Iraq (as I often do these days), I keep thinking about The Authority.

Venom 1Comics Published on 7 May 2003

Venom #1 Marvel Comics – Daniel Way (w); Francisco Herrera (p); Carlos Cuevas (i) Another week, another Tsunami release (I know, I’ve not yet reviewed Runaways and Mystique; they were good though). I’m starting to… [more]

The Authority Vol. 1 #13 pageExposing Status Quo Super-Heroics in Mark Millar’s The Authority

In 2000, a largely unknown writer named Mark Millar took over an already revolutionary title called The Authority, published by DC / WildStorm.

Rich JohnstonRich Johnston on Comics Gossip

Rich Johnston is the sole relevant gossip columnist for an entire artistic industry in America. Sometimes scandalous, his columns have broken major stories and changed the face of comics historicism,

authority24originalCensorship of The Authority

The 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks upon the United States of America left many Americans, and much of the world, seriously shaken and disturbed. Almost immediately, the shockwaves echoed throughout the artistic world:

The most recent issue of The Authority, issue #14.Mark Millar on The Authority

The Authority, already popular, has taken off under the new team of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. Though many doubted they could replace their popular predecessors, they have followed a revolutionary act with one that… [more]