COMICS: The Occupy Movement Comes To DC Comics
Yesterday, we received word on a whole host of titles scheduled to end in May and now we have two new titles scheduled to make their debut. Read on to find out more details about the latest from Gail Simone and Art Baltazar.
The Movement from writer Gail Simone and artist Freddie Williams II and The Green Team from Art Baltazar, Franco and Ig Guara will be replacing I,Vampire and DC Universe Presents in May. There will be six new titles coming in June with one of those spots most likely belonging to Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Man of Steel. The creative teams for The Green and The Movement are being purposely vague and abstract in the interview with Huffington Post so we have virtually zero details about the new comic books. However, interestingly enough, for a topic that seems tailor-made for a miniseries set outside of the The New 52, it appears both titles are firmly set within the DCU proper. Will be interesting to see who the leads are and whether the book will be told from the viewpoint of superheroes or civilian bystanders. More details as we have them.
THE FOURTH WAVE
Cancelled: "G.I. Combat" cancelled in December. "Blue Beetle," "Grifter," "Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E." and "Legion Lost" all ended in January
New Series: Threshold #1 (Jan 16th), Justice League of America #1 (February 20thth), Katana #1 (February 13th), JLA's Vibe #1 (February 20th), Constantine #1 (March 13th )
THE FIFTH WAVE
Cancelled: I, Vampire and DC Universe Presents ending in April, Deathstroke, The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man, The Ravagers, The Savage Hawkman, Sword of Sorcery and Team 7 end in May
New Series: The Green Team, The Movement, Snyder and Lee's Man of Steel, ???
THE MOVEMENT #1
(w) GAIL SIMONE
(a)FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
+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.
THE GREEN TEAM #1
(w) ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
(a) IG GUARA
(cvr) AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
+INVENTORS! EXPLORERS! ADVENTURERS! Do you need money to finance an important project? Then you should set up a meeting with THE GREEN TEAM!
• Nature of world-changing idea:
• Amount requested:
• Does your project have the potential to:
Replace the combustion engine?
Attract extraterrestrial attention?
Prove/disprove existence of deities?
Piss off The Justice League?
Render the human body obsolete?
If any of the above are checked, please fill out liability release form GT2013-05. Send any 82 drawings, plans, models, or photos with request.
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