Simone and Williams to bring “power to the people” in The Movement

Movement fists

Fresh off their writing and art projects from New 52’s Batgirl and Green Arrow, DC Comics creators Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II are bringing real-world politics “Occupy Wall Street” style this May in their new monthly series The Movement.

The advance industry catalog provided the following teaser this week:

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 workers. And we are your children.

Win.  Count us in.  Where do we buy the RISE bracelets?

Williams and Simone The Movement cover art

So far not many details have been released.  Its focus will be power and modern sources of information that past generations of superheroes haven’t had to deal with and there are hints that the uprising of this “99 percent” group may not necessarily represent the views of the rest of us.  Does the “RISE” in the artwork conjure up the skewed kind of uprising and beliefs from Bane in Dark Knight Rising?

DC Comics Green Team cover

Along with Simone and Williams’ The Movement, a companion series will add yet another long out of print DC title back from the depths–The Green Team.  Once a Joe Simon 1970s team of “Boy Millionaires” in the 2010s this is updated to “Teen Trillionaires.  The Green Team will feature Eisner winner and first-time New 52 writer Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans) and artist Franco Aureliani (Tiny Titans) and Brazilian artist Ig Guara Barros.  This one sounds a bit Ozymandian–these guys will showcase the “one percent” of the political debate in DC Comics.

Both The Movement and The Green Team will be part of the New 52.  The Movement has a release date of May 1, 2013, and The Green Team has a release date of May 22, 2013.  Both will have multiple covers by Amanda Conner and Cliff Chiang.

C.J. Bunce

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