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Authority (1999 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 1

    written by Warren Ellis; art and wraparound cover by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 2

    32 pages, full color Written by Warren Ellis, art by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 3

    Written by Warren Ellis, art by Brayn Hitch and Paul Neary. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 4

    WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS; ART AND COVER BY BRYAN HITCH AND PAUL NEARY. It's the explosive conclusion to the Authority's first mission as an army of superpowered terrorists approach Los Angeles! They're traveling at 700 miles per hour. They're only five miles from L.A. Now, only seven people stand between one of the most horrible threats ever seen on Earth and one of America's biggest cities in an unbelievably violent and destructive confrontation. FC, 32 PG Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #5
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 5
    • Signed by artist Bryan Hitch with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS; ART AND COVER BY BRYAN HITCH AND PAUL NEARY. In Part 1 of the 4-part "Swiftships," something from Jenny Sparks' past comes screaming into 1999! It arrives on plumes of fire: something that was supposed to have died fifty years ago, in a hyper-bacterial hell, something that, nearly a hundred years ago, was Jenny Sparks' first "case" as a superhuman adventurer. Now Jenny and the Authority must face this deadlier-than-ever menace and, this time, she's playing for keeps. FC, 32 PG.$2.50" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #6
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 6

    Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary. Something from Jenny Sparks' past comes screaming into 1999! Your name is Colonel Jennifer Sparks. You are nearly one hundred years old, the leader of Earth's secret super-human defense force. In the roaring '20s you drove off an invasion by the dread Sliding Albion, other-dimensional royalty from the Britain of a parallel Earth. More than seventy years later, Sliding Albion has returned, and its new target is Los Angeles. Little do they expect you to still be here...with a higher Authority. FC, 32 pg." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 7

    WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS; ART AND COVER BY BRYAN HITCH AND PAUL NEARY. While the forces of Sliding Albion lay their plans for an invasion of Earth, Swift and The Engineer come face to face with Jenny Sparks's deepest, darkest secret...and it's more attractive than you might think. FC, 32 PG." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 8

    Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary. As the forces of Sliding Albion broach Earth's atmosphere at myriad points in staging for a full invasion, the Authority and the Carrier are no longer in Earth's orbit! While Apollo stands as Earth's last line of defense, Jenny Sparks provides a very final solution to the threat...and it's the last thing anyone expects. FC, 32 pg." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 9

    WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS; ART AND COVER BY BRYAN HITCH AND PAUL NEARY. Part 1 of the 4-part "Outer Dark." Something moves under the surface of the Moon. One man-made satellite goes dead, then another. Ballistic spores take on a coat of flame during re-entry before pollinating the plains of Africa as flaming seeds. Something blocks out the sun. The real owners of the Earth are back, and human life is surplus to their requirements. Now The Authority is humanity's last line of defense versus what is, to all intents and purposes...God. FC, 32 PG" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 10

    WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS; ART AND COVER BY BRYAN HITCH AND PAUL NEARY. Part 2 of the 4-part "Outer Dark." Earth is being reinvented from the stars. Alien things are being injected into the planet. The world is being un-terraformed, turning into a place where humans cannot survive. But before giving the world a makeover, this godlike presence really should have asked permission of The Authority." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 11

    WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS; ART AND COVER BY BRYAN HITCH AND PAUL NEARY. Part 3 of the 4-part "Outer Dark." The true owners of the Earth have returned; and they don't like how the planet has grown up. They are especially not fond of the five-billion strong infestation of life on its landmasses, and this oxygen stuff in the atmosphere. Now only the Authority stands between humanity and an enemy who doesn't want to rule the world or use the world ? it just wants to wipe us off it and start over. FC, 32 PG." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 12

    WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS; ART AND COVER BY BRYAN HITCH AND PAUL NEARY. Everything the team of Ellis, Hitch and Neary has been building towards comes to a shattering conclusion in the apocalyptic final chapter of "Outer Dark." At last the Authority comes face to face with the true owners of the Earth. Now seven heroes must defend six billion people against something older than this universe, and the battle's staggeringly destructive conclusion is something readers will be talking about well into the next century! Look for details of THE AUTHORITY #13 ? featuring the debut of the new creative team of writer Mark Millar and artists Frank Quitely and Trevor Scott ? in the next issue of Previews. FC, 32 PG." Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 13

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY FRANK QUITELY AND TREVOR SCOTT. The new creative team of writer Mark Millar and artists Frank Quitely and Trevor Scott make their explosive debut with Part 1 of the 4-part "The Nativity." For more information, see the feature article. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #14
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 14

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY FRANK QUITELY AND TREVOR SCOTT. Part 2 of the 4-part "The Nativity." The Authority broke all the rules and made a promise to mankind that they would build a better world. Now the conflict begins in earnest as another, very familiar group of super-humans make it clear that the Authority aren't the only ones who know how the rest of us should live our lives. Do any of these people have a right to dictate what's best for mankind? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 15

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY FRANK QUITELY AND TREVOR SCOTT. Part 3 of the 4-part "The Nativity." Inert missiles, empty silos and Doomsday buttons with connections to nowhere. Discover the shocking secrets of The Nuclear Hoax and the terrible plan of the man who protected the United States during the Coldest War the world has ever seen. All this as we pick up the pieces from the superhuman brawl which destroyed Singapore and discover the secret defense program where all your tax dollars have been spent for more than four decades. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #16
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 16

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY FRANK QUITELY AND TREVOR SCOTT. The Authority must defend every nation in the world simultaneously as the 4-part "The Nativity" concludes! A superhuman arms race between the Americans and the Soviets raged in secret for almost forty years, with vast hangars filled with deranged, obedient overmen protecting every major city in the world. The threat only ended when the Berlin Wall was torn down, but has the past come back to haunt us? The carnage is unparalleled as the world's capitals are attacked by legions of super-soldiers. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #17
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 17

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART BY CHRIS WESTON; COVER BY FRANK QUITELY AND TREVOR SCOTT. Part 1 of a 4-part story! New York is hit by a thousand-foot tidal wave. A volcano erupts in the heart of San Francisco. Africa and Australia are under siege as plagues of insects attack millions of defenseless men, women and children. The Authority are left clueless as to who ? or what ? is behind these unexplainable catastrophes. No one has made any demands nor claimed responsibility, but thousands are dying every hour and the casualties are mounting. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #18
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 18

    Written by Mark Miller. Art by Chris Weston & Garry Leach. Cover by Frank Quitely. Part 2 of a 4-part story! Nature continues to go wild in the heart of the world's most densely populated areas. New York, Chicago and Paris all have fallen prey to unexpected disasters. Earth's shaman, The Doctor, is the one man who might be able to save the world...but he's fighting for his life after a heroin overdose. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #19
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 19

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY FRANK QUITELY AND TREVOR SCOTT. Part 3 of a 4-part story! The secret behind the worldwide destruction has been revealed and the team must vanquish an unbeatable foe or else evacuate Earth's population to a parallel reality. The death toll is already in the millions, and the bloodshed isn't over yet. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #20
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 20

    Written by Mark Millar. Art & cover by Frank Quitely & Trevor Scott. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #21
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 21

    A "prequel" of sorts to Monarchy #1, the MONARCHY writer/artist team hijacks this issue of the AUTHORITY to set the gameboard for the new team book. Written by Doselle Young. Art by John McCrea & Garry Leach. Cover by Frank Quitely. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #22
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 22

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY FRANK QUITELY AND TREVOR SCOTT. Part 1 of a 4-part story arc. They've saved the world from forces beyond and enemies within. But now it's time for the team to suffer terrible consequences for its actions. All they ever wanted was a better world, but some people in very high places like things just the way they are... and want The Authority to pay the ultimate price! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #23
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 23

    WRITTEN BY TOM PEYER; ART AND COVER BY DUSTIN NGUYEN AND RICHARD FRIEND. The old Authority is gone, and a new Authority has taken their place. Government sponsored and approved, focus group-tested, ethnically and politically diverse, the new Authority plays from a different rulebook. They are the keepers of the New World Order, and pity anyone dumb enough to stand in their way! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #24
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 24

    WRITTEN BY TOM PEYER; ART AND COVER BY DUSTIN NGUYEN AND RICHARD FRIEND4. Featuring an extra 8-page backup debuting THE ESTABLISHMENT, at no additional cost! Tempers flare as the New Authority face their first challenge; a threat of their own making so big, it endangers the power structure of the entire world. The New Authority has one chance to make things right, and if they don't, the people who decided to get rid of the original Authority might just decide it's time for history to repeat itself. Plus, an 8-page backup debuts THE ESTABLISHMENT, written by Ian Edington (X-Force) and illustrated by Charlie Adlard (HELLBLAZER, Nobody). FC, 40 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #25
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 25

    WRITTEN BY TOM PEYER; ART AND COVER BY BY DUSTIN NGUYEN AND RICHARD FRIEND. The new Authority cracks the riddle of Re-Space, and launch an offensive against those responsible for the chaos back on Earth. But it may be too little, too late, as tempers flare, one member goes M.I.A, and the pressure of new responsibility drives another to break down. All this, plus special surprise guests and...the return of Jenny Sparks?!?! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #26
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 26

    WRITTEN BY TOM PEYER; ART AND COVER BY DUSTIN NGUYEN AND RICHARD FRIEND. It's the end of everything for the New Authority, the doomed superteam whose own missteps first altered the very fabric of reality, then erased the team from existence. The political and corporate fatcats are backing the New Authority, but the people who now control reality are bringing the Old Authority back. It looks like there's a happy ending, and a triumphant return in store for the Authority. But which Authority...and for how long? Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #27
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 27

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY ART ADAMS AND TIM TOWNSEND Presenting one of the most eagerly-anticipated stories of the year, the long-awaited Part 2 of "New World Order." Finally ? the shocking truth about what happened to the Authority. The old, original, real Authority, that is. Where are they and what have they been doing? The answer is here...and it ain't for the timid! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #28
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 28

    WRITTEN BY Grant Morrison (Mark Millar is credited, but Morrison actually wrote this issue); ART AND COVER BY ART ADAMS AND TIM TOWNSEND. They've murdered, they've lied, they've tortured and stolen. Now the new Authority shows its ugly side. But this diabolical, dysfunctional super-team may be running out of time, as one of our heroes finally returns for some bloody payback. And when things start going terribly wrong, whom do the new Authority call for backup? That's right: the homicidal hayseed Seth, who's got some unfinished business of his own! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #29
    Authority (1999 1st Series) 29

    WRITTEN BY MARK MILLAR; ART AND COVER BY ART ADAMS AND TIM TOWNSEND The conclusion to the 4-part "New World Order." One of comics' most unpredictable, controversial and captivating storylines comes to an end. The New Authority is on the ropes, but Seth still has the upper hand ? and there's a member of the old Authority with his heart ripped out of his chest and his guts in a puddle on the floor. How's this one gonna' end? We're not tellin'! Cover price $2.50.