In 1999 Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch made comics history when they introduced The Authority – an uncompromising and controversial title that introduced readers to heroes who were willing to save the world at any cost. The Authority continues to be seen as a major creative influence to this day, but the secret origin of that team begins here. In Stormwatch, Ellis introduces the universe in which The Authority will later take place. The assembled members of Stormwatch, the United Nations’ Special Crisis Intervention Team, suddenly find themselves realigned and taking on dangerous assignments with a much more aggressive and violent directive courtesy of their mysterious leader The Weatherman. The appearance of new recruits Jack Hawksmoor, Rose Tattoo and Jenny Sparks only creates more suspicion that the team is heading towards a confrontation with the most deadly enemy they can imagine.