Wednesday, August 21, 2013

MOMENTS IN COOL: Midnighter "I'm What Children See When They First Imagine Death"

Good God the original Authority was chock full o' awesome. Even when the characters were standing still they were epic. Especially Midnighter. The below is from artist Bryan Hitch's run on the series and when read it picturing a gravelly voice like Russell Crowe or Vin Diesel's as Midnighter, it helps put the 'sin' in 'cinematic'.

I swear if Wildstorm was still roaming free as a part of Image Comics, it would have all my money by now and I'd be living under a bridge. While 'all my money' is probably significantly less than what DC brought the company for, so Mr Lee still wins on the deal, doesn't mean I can't dream about 'what if'.

 What do you think? 


  1. On occasion I like to just grab my back issues of The Authority and take my time re-reading them. The work on that title still amazes me.

  2. Same with me Comicsfan. And I hope this doesn't come off as disrespectful to any readers, but I never got why the Authority's relaunch by Brian Azzarello and Glenn Fabry got stopped in the wake of September 11?

    Not only are there more violent comics on the racks, I would've thought examples of heroes overcoming horrific acts would've been needed more than ever. It just doesn't add up to me, but maybe i'm not looking at it right.

  3. I only got into the Authority after everyone else raved about it, and picked up the Absolute oversized edition. Thought it was rather like a Michael Bay blockbuster movie version of superheroes.

  4. I can't remember what made me pick up my first issue Karl. I brought a lot of Wildstorm back then... I think it was reading about the Engineer, but whatever it was I'm glad I did!

  5. I loved, loved! when this series came out. It was before the Ultimates, and was exactly what a darker, more edgier and modern JLA would look like.

    So bad ass, especially the Midnighter.

    Just such a shame that DC cut the balls of this team, because they were such a perverted and fun bunch to read about.

    A shame what was done to them really:(

  6. It sure is Dale. Marvel have stated without the Authority there wouldn't have been an Ultimate line of comics. When your opposition creates a whole line based on one comic you are publishing, you don't really go and then cancel the comic do you?