Comic Book Series
The Authority 1

Cover to The Authority #1

The Authority is published by DC Comics . Current price per issue is $4.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Superman and The Authority #4: 12 Oct 2021

Current Issue[]

Batman/Superman Authority Special #1: 02 Nov 2021

Next Issue[]



Limited series and one-shots.


Main Characters[]

  • Apollo
  • The Doctor
  • The Engineer
  • Hawksmoor
  • Jenny Quarx
  • The Midnighter
  • Swift



Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

Recent Storylines[]

Batman/Superman Authority Special #1[]

Superman and The Authority #4[]

Superman and The Authority #3[]

Superman and The Authority #2[]

Superman and The Authority #1[]

The Authority #29[]

The Authority #28[]

The Authority #27[]

The Authority #26[]

The Authority #25[]

The Authority #24[]

Past Storylines[]


Trade Paperbacks[]

  • The Authority, vol. 3: Earth Inferno and Other Stories - Collects vol. 1 #17-20 & Annual 2000. - WorldCat - ISBN 1563898543
  • The Authority, vol. 5: Harsh Realities - Collects vol. 2 #0-5, plus Sleeper #3, Stormwatch: Team Achilles #9, and Wildcats Version 3.0 #8. "Reality Incorporated is the first ever multiversal business corporation. They strip-mine and globalise on a universal scale. Now they want The Authority's technology as their next exploitable resource or they'll reduced the Earth to an asteroid cloud. The Authority has only one answer - fight's on!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401202780
  • The Authority, vol. 6: Fractured Worlds - Collects vol. 2 #6-14. "When interference by world governments caused an alien spaceship to crash into Florida, the Authority were forced to take matters into their own hands and are now, quite literally, running the planet. They are the only real superpower left on Earth, but after their coup things aren't going quite as well as planned." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401203000
  • The Authority: Prime - Collects the six-issue Prime mini-series. "The Authority and StormWatch Prime were once teammates and the closest of comrades…but a custody battle over Henry Bendix's secret bunker causes long-held grudges to boil over." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401240305
  • The Authority: World's End Book One - Collects vol. 5 #1-7. "The WildStorm Universe has been shattered by an apocalyptic event. Does the Authority have a hope of rebuilding their 'finer world,' or is that dream dead and gone?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401223621
  • The Authority: Rule Brittania - Collects vol. 5 #8-16. "The super-team created to protect Earth from threats of a global scale struggle to carry on after they fail in their mission." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226671


  • The Authority, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #1-12. "The new team battles a nation of super-powered terrorists and stops an invasion from a parallel world. Then, the team faces a godlike invader returns to Earth after eons in exile." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401240305
  • The Authority, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #13-29. "The team faces a mad scientist and his army of superhumans who wanted to influence the 21st century through Jenny Spark’s successor Jenny Quantum, a previous Doctor who manipulated the Earth itself, and a team modeled on the Authority that was created by the G7 nations." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401242758
  • Superman and The Authority - Collects Superman and The Authority #1-4. "Sometimes even Superman needs to enlist help. Sometimes tasks require methods and heroes unfit even for the Justice League. So Clark Kent seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of some business on the sly. But can the Man of Steel hold together and inspire a team of rogues to become the heroes he needs?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781779513618 - Kindle

Omnibus Hardcovers[]

  • The Authority Omnibus - Collects vol. 1 #1-29 & Annual #1, plus Planetary/The Authority and Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority #1-5. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781401292317


Leftover Useful Information[]

Created by: Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch.

Creative Team[]

Superman and The Authority[]

Writer: Grant Morrison. Artist: Mikel Janín.

Publishing History[]

  • Volume 1: #1-29, 1999-2002
  • Volume 2: #0-14, 2003-2004
  • Revolution: 2004-2005
  • Volume 4: #1-12, 2006-2007, 2010 (#3-12 as The Lost Year)
  • Volume 5: #1-29, 2008-2011

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

News & Features[]