As the 21st century dawns, a battle-hardened Authority turns its attention to a previously unchallenged class of villains--the invisible power brokers who manipulate the world's political figureheads to advance their own selfish interests. The powers that be, however, didn't get where they are by playing nice. They've made plans for every contingency--including teams of insanely powerful superhumans with sentient, city-size, interdimensional spaceships. So when the Authority begins to seriously upset their hard-won networks of control, the backlash that results is as swift as it is devastating.
Mark Millar is the New York Times bestselling author of Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman- The Secret Service, all of which have been adapted into Holywood blockbusters. After proving himself in the '90s as a talent to watch while writing for DC Comics on The Authority, The Flash, and the UK comic 2000 AD he made his arrival at Marvel where he wrote Old Man Logan, the inspiration for the Logan movie and Civil War, Marvel's bestselling graphic novel of all time and the inspiration for Captain America- Civil War. His 2002 comic book The Ultimates was Time Magazine's comic book of the decade and described by Avengers screenwriter Zak Penn as the blueprint for the Marvel cinematic universe.