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‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters inspire new DC comic book

DC Comics is immortalizing the ’99 percent’ that took a stand against ‘the man’ in fall 2011.

The comic book company will feature ‘Occupy Wall Street’-esque characters as superheroes of sorts in a comic book about fighting against the powers that be.

Writer Gail Simone named the comic book ’The Movement,’ a partner publication to “The Green Team,” about rich kids who use their money and share their wealth instead of keeping it to themselves, according to Wired.

“Meet the 99%,” reads ‘The Movement’ tagline on DC Comics. “They were the super-powered disenfranchised — now they’re the voice of the people!”

Simone was inspired by the information age, where power doesn’t necessarily come from money, she told the nerd news site Big Shiny Robot.

“It’s a book about power – who owns it, who uses it, who suffers from its abuse.” she said, before adding later. “And because the sources of that information are so dispersed and nameless, it’s nearly impossible to
shut it all down.”

The Movement’ is breaking into a whole new area of comic books, according to Simone.

“The previous generations of superheroes were not created to address this, it’s a legitimately new frontier, both for the real world and for storytellers,” Simone said, “It’s an adventure story, but it really isn’t about mad scientists and jewel heists, it’s more about the injustices that can affect real people’s lives, just tarted up in costumes and superpowers.”

As serious as the new comic book seems, Simone said humor, especially dark humor, will be sprinkled throughout. After all, it is a comic book.

DC Comics will release digital versions of “The Movement” on May 1 and “The Green Team” on May 22.

No news if the ‘Occupy’ protesters’ signature chant, “All day, all week, occupy Wall Street,” will be featured in the strip.

 

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    Well the mentality of the idiots that make up this dumb movement would be the comics main readers (: if Mommies and daddy’s will give them the money to go buy their comic books ..As for these clowns I think it would have been great to see the fire hoses and riot cops beating the hell out of them.. But bet you bottom dollar they where given a pass from on high.. Let me gather up a few million like myself and I’d be hosed and beaten.. Like with the tea party and all the news agencies that told bare faced lies and just tried to start trouble .. Maybe those are the news agencies that Bidden spoke of to day to get their gun control message out.. A disarmed people are setting ducks for the slaughter.. And every dictator and fascist in history took up the peoples arms first.. Obama and his crew are simply building their armies..
    I see and read this sort of stuff and think that they call Ted Nugent CRAZY!

    1. JRC Maenpaa says:

      “You can tell more about a man from what he says about others, than from what others say about him.” -Leo Aikman

      1. JWS420 says:

        JRC, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    2. JWS420 says:

      I thought his name was Ted Bundy.

      1. JWS420 says:

        I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  2. Fred Becker says:

    This is wonderful a most magnificent creation I am just astounded keep it moving cut down the the kings of usury, and lift up the citizen’s equality…. make it about us all.

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