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"Shiftships (Part IV of IV)": Midnighter is reluctant in letting a weakened Apollo to fight, but Apollo assures him that he will be alright. At the bridge, the Engineer has herself linked up with the Carrier and is able to convince it to travel to the reality of Sliding Albion. Meanwhile Apollo


Quote1 Maybe we just did what we said we would, all along. Changing things for the better. One Earth down, one to go. Quote2
Jenny Sparks

The Authority #8 is an issue of the series The Authority (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1999.

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Synopsis for "Shiftships (Part IV of IV)"

Midnighter is reluctant in letting a weakened Apollo to fight, but Apollo assures him that he will be alright. At the bridge, the Engineer has herself linked up with the Carrier and is able to convince it to travel to the reality of Sliding Albion. Meanwhile Apollo is sent back to Earth but is unconscious as he free-fall in the sky.

The Carrier eventually arrives directly above Albion's London. Jenny Sparks then uses her power to cause a strong lightning strike on Buckingham Palace, destroying the building along with several other shiftships. In the burnt rubble of the Palace, Regis survives the strike. Seeing him on the Carrier's monitor Jenny informs her team on planning their attack on Regis.

Back at the home reality, Albion shiftships forces bombards Helsinki, Finland. Fortunately a fully energized Apollo attacks the shiftships.

In Sliding Albion, Midnighter and Jack Hawksmoor fights Regis with little success. After swatting away Jack, Regis badly pummels Midnighter. Regis then notice Jack's absence and is split mid-waist in half by Jack from underground, killing him. After Regis' death and Apollo's devastation to the shiftship fleet, the Carrier's bridge is repaired by the Engineer and Jenny Sparks directs it to Italy, the other seat power of the Blues. Once over Italy, the Doctor magically conjures the Mediterranean sea to engulf the entire peninsula. In an all-frequencies message, Jenny Sparks broadcast her message to the people of Sliding Albion to take advantage of a second chance from being freed from the Blues and finally sternly telling "We are the Authority. Behave."

As the Carrier travels through The Bleed Jenny informs the reunited team that they have succeeded in "changing" Sliding Albion for the better good and explicitly implies that they will change their world as well.



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