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"Reality Incorporated (Part II of IV)": Apollo sees the explosion caused by the suicide bomber engulf Midnighter. However, The Engineer informs him that she managed to save his husband by ac

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The Authority (Volume 2) #2 is an issue of the series The Authority (Volume 2) with a cover date of August, 2003. It was published on June 4, 2003.

Synopsis for "Reality Incorporated (Part II of IV)"

Apollo sees the explosion caused by the suicide bomber engulf Midnighter. However, The Engineer informs him that she managed to save his husband by activating a shift-door as she was in telepathic contact with him at the point of the explosion. Though Midnighter survived, he is roughed up from the concussion blast. The Engineer informs every member of her team about their enemies as essentially being interdimensional suicide bombers and soon the Authority manage to neutralize every bomber from exploding. Swift takes out the last member to be the man named Duvall captive. She then brings him down to the ground where she shows him with disgust towards the damage he and his people had caused. Duvall powers up and knocks out Shen, and stating that the damage here is nothing in comparison to his world that was caused by her world. He then begins to commit suicide, but begins noticing the people around him and stops. The rest of Authority regroups with Swift, confused to what just happen, in which Swift only tells that Duvall had a "change of heart." Just then the American military arrives and declares that the Authority are a hostile power to the U.S. and are to be arrested; however, The Doctor conjures the soldiers with "a touch to their feminine side" as the Authority returns to the Carrier with a captive Duvall.

Duvall is then beaten up for sometime by Midnighter before giving Jack Hawksmoor his turn to interrogate Duvall. Hawksmoor sums up what Duvall had told him: he belongs to a rebel group whose world was attacked by a powerful interdimensional force, Reality Incorporated, that embarked on a systematic program of global genocide, wiping out almost of Duvall's race. In which his world was then being terraformed into a vast reserve of fossil fuel. And according to Duvall, his invaders came from the Authority's Earth which why the rebels attacked. But Hawksmoor doesn't believe Duvall's story and has The Doctor scan his brain. As The Doctor does this, he sees Duvall's world in ruins and is telling the truth. Jeroen alarmingly states that everything the Authority had fought to save Earth has already been won by Reality Incorporated.

Reality Incorporated brief on the event that transpired in Chicago and acknowledge that the Authority are aware of them. The organization then decides to attack them.

Back on the Carrier as it prepares to shift into The Bleed, Swift questions Duvall as to why he held back from killing himself. Duvall answers that the attack on Chicago was no different from what he had endured when Reality Incorporated invaded his world that caused the death of his son. As Swift tries to apologize to Duvall for what happened earlier in the interrogation, the Carrier's alarm suddenly screeches as Reality Incorporated shiftships appears in The Bleed and sending boarding crafts into the Carrier. The crafts disperse hoards of insect-like creatures as the Authority battles them throughout the Carrier's decks. One of the creatures grabs hold of Swift and reveals itself to have a human head.

Appearing in "Reality Incorporated (Part II of IV)"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Duvall


  • Reality Incorporated
    • Wade Walker

Other Characters:




  • The Authority's were accused by the American military for "regime-toppling assaults on five member states of the United Nations, the attempted destabilization of the global economy and the suspected murder of the former President of the United States." These are references to the team's temporarily replacement by the G7 Authority and their response during the events of Brave New World and Transfer of Power.

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