grifter78's The Authority #27 - Slaughter Moon review

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The origin of The Carrier revealed!


The Authority really got back on track with this issue story-wise.   Where I felt the last issue went by way too fast, I liked the pattern this one laid out.   It did a good job of juggling the two groups of the heroes and kept the story moving along nicely.


I won’t spoil it but I will say we finally get the origin of The Carrier this issue.   It’s an interesting concept but ultimately I wasn’t blow away by the revelation like I was hoping I was.   I think it was mainly because the explanation surrounding the alien race was something I’ve heard in other stories.   If it weren’t for that, I think I would’ve appreciated the origin story more.   Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not a bad origin at all.   It’s just something I’ve seen before countless times in science fiction.


But like I stated earlier, I did enjoy the pacing of the issue a lot more this time.   If I had any quips about the issue it’s a gag they do with River where he gets a full page that I just thought was ok.   I know it was supposed to be funny but it felt a little forced.   Other than that, I loved the interaction with the characters and I’ve still enjoying Al Barrionuevo’s art.  


I will give Tom Taylor credit for a very intriguing cliffhanger.   As with the other WSU titles, as we begin the countdown to December I hope a lot of these plotlines get resolved.   I’m anxious to see how this all concludes.

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