The Authority

In this issue: Respect. My. Authority! Plus, Dinosaurs and Robots, girls in not much clothing, and the end of and era, and the relaunch of another.


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The Site Went Down…

Heroes gets cancelled

Atomic Robo #3 // Revenge of the Vampire Dimension (#3 of 4)
Written: Brian Clevinger
Art: Scott Wegener It’s been a long week for ATOMIC ROBO. The Vampire Dimension invaded his home. A giant mutant sea-beast chased him through Tokyo. An insane and probably not super genius velociraptor shot him out of the skies over the South Pacific and held him hostage in a cave. Now he’s being haunted by a scientifically impossible entity from his past. Meet ATOMIC ROBO’s newest nemesis: his oldest nemesis!

Rating: ★★★★★

Witchblade #136
Written by Ron Marz, art and cover by Stjepan Sejic. “Pantheon,” Part 3 of 3, Guest-starring Aphrodite IV! Sara Pezzini, the current bearer of the Witchblade, is caught between the deadly robotic assassin Aphrodite IV and the corrupt mega-corporation Cyberdata. Even with a mystical gauntlet at her disposal, will Sara be able to walk away from this encounter?

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

New Avengers Finale 
COVER BY: Bryan Hitch
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis 
PENCILS: Bryan Hitch
In the wake of SIEGE, an ALL NEW shocking conclusion to the landmark NEW AVENGERS series. NEW AVENGERS is coming to an end…but not without a bang. For the first time ever, series regular Brian Bendis teams up with the superstar artist that reinvented team books for this generation…Bryan Hitch. The entirety of the Marvel landscape has changed and many Avengers do not know their place in it. But before they can move on, some very important loose ends need to be tied up. A.K.A. it’s payback time!! All this and a bevy of super star artists stop by to pay tribute to the work they made famous over the course of this top-selling book.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

With Ryan Reynolds now appearing in both the Deadpool and Green Lantern movies, we thought it was high time to get both of these characters in the ring to see who would emerge victorious.

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The Ellis/Hitch run of The Authority lasted 12 issues, divided in three story-arcs: The Circle, Shiftships, and The Outer Dark. They showed an increasingly dangerous enemy: an international terrorist (previously seen in Stormwatch), an invasion from an alternative Earth, and “God,” the hostile alien creator of the Solar system, with corresponding high scale violence and property destruction. The usage of a narrative tool called decompression, taken mainly from manga and novel in American super-hero comic-books, was distinctive: big, panoramic panels were used to examine action in deep detail, with a slower rhythm and lighter plotting per issue.

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  1. hercules in ny on

    Appreciated Dexter having the sack to be upfront about his feelings on 2001.
    A refreshing review.

  2. While it is slow, I still felt like I should cross the pond and brutally murder Dexter for not liking 2001, then I remembered that I hate Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and no one has killed ME yet, so…

    It never occurred to me to send an e-mail to point out the web site was down, you guys post here often enough to notice something like that on your own.

    P.S.- Most.Get.Atomic.Robo.Now!!!

  3. This is the first podcast I’ve actually listened to. Normally, work frowns upon streaming and, when I get home, I barely spend time on my PC. I told “The Man” to shove it today and streamed at work. Gotta say … I had fun listening. I don’t know anything about the Authority and it’ll probably stay that way. Atomic Robot seems great (especially when narrirated by Stephen). I’m picking up my first issue of Legion today so I’m very much looking forward to the next podcast.

    Keep up the good work guys!

    • Wait, you’re “can’t hit *insert large inanimate object here*” Brian from Critical Hit and you don’t listen to the podcast? Fer shame!

          • I’m going to start signing my posts as Brian G. from now on. Didn’t realize there were so many Brian’s as well. Curse the 1970-1980’s and their fondness for that name!!!

            We should probably take a vote and reassign new names for all but 1 of us. Personally, I’ve always thought I looked like a “Zartan”. lol

  4. about season 3 of heroes. The first part of it wasn’t good at all, the second part (about the concentration camp) was actually quite good.

    I read somewhere else that one of the main writers of season 1 quit the show after that season to start writing a show of his own making (I don’t remember the name, but it is that show about the pieshop owner who can revive people with his touch. a very good series) and that he returned to work on the second half of season three and than left again.

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