After Stormwatch disbanded, the three members of Stormwatch Black went on to become The Authority. The leader of this team was Jenny Sparks and it included Swift and Hawksmoor (SW: Black), Apollo and Midnighter (two creations of Henry Bendix rescued by Stormwatch), The Engineer and The Doctor (both of whom were people who had received the powers of Changers of the same name). The team had been gathered by Jenny who had also found The Carrier, the ship that would become their base of operations.
The founding members of the Authority are:
"I'm the spirit of the twentieth century. A hundred-year-long defense mechanism."
The Spirit of the Twentieth Century, the group's founder and original leader
Apollo, "the Sun God"
"No one else can do this."
Apollo is a solar-powered, nearly godlike superbeing created by Henry Bendix. He and his husband the Midnighter are the only two survivors of their original team, and are now members of the Authority.
Midnighter, "Night's Bringer of War"
"I've fought our fight already, in my head, in a million different ways."
Midnighter is the tactically advanced close-combat fighter of the Authority, able to see the outcome of any battle before it's begun. He has the personality of a gleeful murderer, but in the service of good.
Jeroen Thorndike, the Doctor
"I'm not ready for this."
There have been many doctors, the current Doctor is called Habib Ben Hassan. The Doctor is a member of the Authority
Angela Spica, the second Engineer
"We came in and changed things to the way we thought they should be."
The Engineer, Angie Spica is a member of The Authority and possesses a genius level intellect, she replaced her blood with liquid nano-technological robots and took on the name 'The Engineer'.
Jack Hawksmoor, "King of Cities"
"I was built for cities; built to live in them, built to move between them."
Jack Hawksmoor is the King of Cities and the leader of The Authority.
Shen Li-Min, a.k.a. Swift.
"I have killed and I will kill again. But is not necessary to wipe these people out."
Swift is a winged hero born from an ages old egg. Her wings enable her to fly with more than enough speed to catch a speedster. She is a member of The Authority and former member of Stormwatch.
The Authority's base of operations is the Carrier, a gigantic interdimensional "shiftship" existing everywhere on Earth at the same time and capable of moving through every imaginable plane of existence. Usually referred to as a female, the Carrier is in fact sentient and could be considered an additional member of the team.
Ok, este comic lo encontré el otro día tirado en un dvd por ahí y me acordé de lo bueno que estaba. Hace poco me bajé hasta donde salió de nuevo, pero no lo leí todavía. Si sigue como cuando terminaron los primeros 3 volúmenes, debería patear culos.
Noten también las jodas a algunos personajes conocidos, como Batman = Midnighter o Apollo = Superman, los más obvios, que son putos. O el Doctor que se droga. Y varias cosas más que hacen este comic uno bastante copado.