JG: There always been a lot of rumours that DC was quite uncomfortable with a lot of the content in The Authority, to the point that the book was censored a lot. Some rumours seem to suggest that many of the content issues involved Apollo and Midnighter, is this true?
MM: DC didn’t like the book. It had become this runaway success when everything else was collapsing, which made it especially hard for them, but it just wasn’t stuff they wanted to see in a superhero comic. They had their edgy crime and horror books, but they didn’t like to see controversy and superheroes mixed in the same way. They’re custodians of America’s icons and part of a massive multinational. Naturally, I suppose they were just fearful of their jobs. Nobody there wanted a man who looked like Batman kissing a man who looked like Superman, but that’s exactly what Warren gave them when he created the book (laughs).