THE MOVENT and GREEN TEAM – DC Comics taping into current economical events
so Gail Simone and Freeddie Williams II are doing THE MOVEMENT, a superhero book for DC apparently inspired by the Anonymous hacker group and the Occupy movement [or not]. first issue came out on May 1st and I’m curious to read it – reviews are already comparing it to V FOR VENDETTA and the like.
on May the 22th THE GREEN TEAM is debuting, based on a curious concept that appeared in the 70s. I haven’t seen the cover for this one, and mean no disrespect to cover artists Amanda Conner and Cliff Chiang, but I wish for both titles a more poster-oriented style had been chosen – sort of what David Aja is doing for HAWKEYE. anyway, I’ll be picking up these DC books to see what they are about; it’s always nice to see more or less current news being reinterpreted and mythologized as 4 color visual narratives.
We are faceless. We are limitless. We see all. And we do not forgive.
Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT?
When those who are sworn to protect us abuse their power, when toxic government calls down super-human lackeys to force order upon the populace…finally, there is a force, a citizen’s army, to push order BACK.
Let those who abuse the system know this as well: We have our OWN super humans now. They are not afraid of your badges or Leagues. And they will not be SILENCED.
We are your neighbors. We are your co-workers. And we are your children.