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The Authority (2003 Series) #9

January 7, 2004

Quick Rating: Below Average
Title: Godhead Episode Four

The Authority’s final battle with Reverend Creed leaves the fate of the Earth in the balance.

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Pencils: Dwayne Turner
Inks: Sal Regla
Colors: Wildstorm FX
Letters: Phil Balsman
Editor: Ben Abernathy
Cover Art: Dwayne Turner
Publisher: DC Comics/Wildstorm/Eye of the Storm

For all the talk and bluster of what a groundbreaking title The Authority used to be, in this incarnation it seems a comic utterly without creativity, without originality and without new ideas to make it worth the reading. In the last few issues, Reverend Creed of the Church of Transcendence has taken over the minds of almost the entire planet, including members of The Authority. This issue is the requisite final blowout.

This story could have been told with virtually any other superhero team with only minor cosmetic alterations. Creed spends most of the issue trading blows with Apollo, but it could just as easily have been Superman or Thor or any other comic book powerhouse. The Doctor’s part could have been played, appropriately enough by Doctor Fate or Doctor Strange with no problems. The ending of this story, which I’ll avoid spoiling, is probably the biggest cliché of all.

Dwayne Turner does the best he can with a lame script to work with. He draws good superheroes, and does a nice job with some of the malformed characters in this title. His art is paced well and his storytelling technique is just great. One only wishes he had a better story to tell.

Unfortunately, the ending of this issue does not give one any reason to expect the next story arc will be any smarter or more original than this one was, but one can always hope. For the sake of longtime fans of The Authority, I can only hope it comes back around soon.

Rating: 4/10

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