Doctor DC Podcast | Issue #233 – “The Authority Always Wins” (w/ Adal Rifai)
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Issue #233 – “The Authority Always Wins” (w/ Adal Rifai)

Issue #233 – “The Authority Always Wins” (w/ Adal Rifai)

In this week’s episode we are talking all about The Authority! We are joined by past guest and host of the smash hit podcast Hey Riddle Riddle: it’s Adal Rifai! Listen up as we dive into the Wildstorm superhero team!

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)

Adal Rifai

(1:23) The last time Adal was on

(2:30) Adal’s history with The Authority


The Authority Always Wins

(8:12) Can Apollo and Midnighter work in the same continuity as Superman and Batman?

(14:03) Explain what Sliding Albion is.

(21:11) What is the origin story of Grifter?

(28:52) How is The Authority better or worse than the Justice League?

(39:35) Did Morrison poach his multiverse ideas from The Authority?

(44:41) Explain Jenny Sparks.

(49:56) Is the Doctor a reality warper?

(53:55) Which character should have been developed more?

(58:26) Did they just become Stormwatch in current continuity?

(58:57) Who wins a fight IN Gotham City?  Jack Hawksmoor or Batman?

(1:03:45) What is the most romantic Apollo and Midnighter moment?

(1:06:50) What broke the team up leading up to World’s End?

(1:09:29) If The Elite and The Authority met, what would happen?


Guess the Character!

(1:17:33) Viggo’s (Ghostbusters) twin.

(1:18:39) Mrs. Doubtfire at a BDSM club.


Recommended Reading & Viewing

Action Comics Vol 1 775

The Authority Vol 1

The Authority Vol 1 029

Midnighter and Apollo Vol 1

StormWatch Vol 1

World’s End Vol 1



Adal Rifai (Twitter) (Instagram)



Astro City (Comic Series)

Hello From the Magic Tavern (Website) (Twitter)

Hey Riddle Riddle (Website) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Wildstorm Comics


Characters, Places, Things

Apollo (Wildstorm) (Current)


The Doctor (Wildstorm)

Elite (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Grifter (Wildstorm) (Current)

Jack Hawksmoor (Wildstorm) (Current)

Jenny Sparks (Wildstorm) (Current)

Midnighter (Wildstorm)

Regis Slzfi (Wildstorm)

Sliding Albion

Stormwatch (Wildstorm) (Current)

Swift (Wildstorm) (Current)

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