"Utopian": The second issue opens with the Authority in The Carrier musing over their predicament. They learn that the Earth they've landed on is of a low energy universe, with no superhumans. Compounding this is that the universe does not have any apparent means of support for the Carrier, whic
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Synopsis for "Utopian"
The second issue opens with the Authority in The Carrier musing over their predicament. They learn that the Earth they've landed on is of a low energy universe, with no superhumans. Compounding this is that the universe does not have any apparent means of support for the Carrier, which is dying due to the crash. Midnighter arrives as we learn that he was the one who appeared through the "door" in the first issue and killed the terrorists who hijacked the sub.
Outside the Carrier, Ken and his crew are shocked by the Carrier's appearance, and are more shocked as a "door" opens and transports them into the Carrier. Inside, Swift introduces herself to Ken, who is still confused by it all. Meanwhile, Jack Hawksmoor and The Doctor take a trip to Manhattan and browse through the Forbidden Planet, and discover that their adventures have been recorded in Wildstorm trade paperbacks. The Doctor discovers a new problem--if they were to stay on this Earth, things would start to go wrong with the universe's laws of nature.
Midnighter is agitated over the fact that they're forced to remain on the Carrier when they could be doing good in the new-found world. Ken is introduced to the Authority as Midnighter prepares to go find Apollo (who is out flying in an attempt to recharge solar energy). Apollo sees injured people in Afghanistan and is shot down by U.S. military forces. While Ken begins to wonder if the Authority's methods and beliefs are sound, Hawksmoor learns Midnighter has arrived to Apollo's location first. As military forces arrive at Apollo's crash site, Midnighter prepares for battle...
Appearing in "Utopian"
- This series was put on hiatus when Grant Morrison's work loads prevented him from continuing it. The series continued under the title "The Authority: The Lost Year" three years later beginning with issue #3.