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The Authority: More Kev #1

May 22, 2004

Quick Rating: Average
Title: The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers Part One

With most of the Authority out of commission, it’s up to Apollo, Midnighter and Kev to save the world.

Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Glenn Fabry
Colors: David Baron
Letters: Phil Balsman
Editor: Ben Abernathy
Cover Art: Glenn Fabry
Publisher: DC Comics/Wildstorm Universe

I’m not a fan of The Authority. From what I heard of volume one, it was a concept that didn’t interest me. When I reviewed volume two, I thought it was lousy. While having the fantastic Preacher buddies Garth Ennis and Glenn Fabry on this miniseries certainly helps, it doesn’t do anything to warm me up to the core concept or to make me care about these characters.

When most of the team gets scrambled and put on injured reserve, Midnighter and Apollo are forced to turn to the less-than-savory S.A.S. agent named Kev to help them find something an alien invasion fleet wants before it destroys the Earth. Since this series is called “More Kev,” I assume he’s shown up before, but I’ve got no idea who he is or why he should be considered so dangerous. There certainly isn’t anything in this issue that makes him look particularly intimidating.

Ennis has a great, wicked sense of humor that made Preacher and his Punisher run some of the best mature readers comics of recent years. That same sense of humor is evident here and is responsible for virtually all of the good bits of the book. The situation isn’t that gripping and the characters are the same boring caricatures they’ve always seemed to be to me.

Fabry’s artwork is fine, and really better than the book. He has a grimy style that works very well. The panel where the scrambled Authoritarians show up is the best bit in the book. He does a nice, appropriately bloody gunfight at the beginning and gives the promise that he’ll serve up some real grotesqueries as the story escalates.

This book still won’t turn me into an Authority fan, if you like the characters you’ll definitely find this miniseries more entertaining than the regular series is these days.

Rating: 5/10

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