"Brave New World, Part 1 of 4"
Continues in Authority (Vol 1) #27.
*They've saved the world from forces beyond and enemies within. But now it's time for the team to suffer terrible consequences for its actions. All they ever wanted was a better world, but some people in very high places like things just the way they are… and want The Authority to pay the ultimate price!
In the original script for this issue contained a scene in which Apollo and Midnighter were to kiss. This was controversially removed by DC and was the beginning of several censorship issues in the series.
This was also the last issue drawn by Frank Quitely. Due to his departure, a story arc by Tom Peyer cut in over the next 4 issues in order to give the new artist, Art Adams, time to catch up. For this reason, part 2 of this story line was not printed until issue #27.