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DC Comics Takes on Occupy With The Movement and The Green Team

It’s the 1% plus the 99%! Today, DC Comics announced two new series that join their “Edge” family of titles. The two new comics are The Movement and The Green Team. Each tackles themes

The Movement hits shelves May 1 and comes from the creative team of writer Gail Simone and artist Freddie Williams II. Simone has said the story is an idea she’s had for some time. The comic is about power, who owns it, who uses it, and who suffers from its abuse.

As we increasingly move to an age where information is currency, you get these situations where a single viral video can cost a previously unassailable corporation billions, or can upset the power balance of entire governments. And because the sources of that information are so dispersed and nameless, it’s nearly impossible to shut it all down.

The Green Team comes to shelves May 22 from the Eisner Award-winning creative team Art Baltazar and Franco teaming up with artist Ig Guara.

Baltazar teased:

The real question is: Can money buy you anything in the DC universe? Would it make you powerful? Can it make you a hero? Can money make you…Super?

Franco has said about the project:

If you had unlimited wealth, could you use that to make the lives of people better? Would you help your fellow man? Would you buy powers? You need to read this and find out.

Bryan Young at Big Shiny Robot has interviews with Gail Simone and Art Baltazar and Franco.

The Occupy Movement has become a popular topic in comics leading to the formation of Occupy Comics.

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NYCC 2012 Interview – David Lloyd on V, Symbolism, the Occupy Movement and Aces Weekly and more.

I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with comic book legend David Lloyd. The conversation really did go through the ages as well as topics as we talked about V for Vendetta, the Occupy movement, comic books, politics and his new venture Aces Weekly.

Aces Weekly is a new digital comic magazine featuring a long list of talent. The series is being released in volumes which range from 20 to 32 pages or more and the run of 7 issues is $9.99. A pretty great deal especially for material you won’t find anywhere else.

Check out the full 30 minute interview below.

Occupy Comics #2 Out Now with David Lloyd Cover Featuring “V”

Occupy Comics #2 is out now featuring a cover by David Lloyd and someone sporting the now iconic Guy Fawkes mask, similar to his and Alan Moore’s creation V from V for Vendetta. The comic series sprung out of the Occupy movement and it’s initial funding was done on Kickstarter.

The anthology comic features numerous creators and this issue has submissions from Bill Ayers, Ryan Alexander-Tanner, Mike Allred, Matt Bors, Shannon Wheeler, Si Spurrier, Riley Rossmo, Molly Crabapple and more.

The first issue was fantastic and you can get the series from Black Mask Studios now.

 

Molly Crabapple Arrested in Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Anniversary Protest

To mark the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, people descended upon Wall Street and the New York City financial district to commemorate the political movement that still shaping politics. Cartoonist and comic creator Molly Crabapple has been one of those in the comic book industry active in the movement and was arrested today during the protests which saw the New York City police arrested more than 180 people (according to some reports).

That’s Molly Crabapple being arrested with other protesters. She tweeted her arrest and the protest.

https://twitter.com/mollycrabapple/status/247832344331972608

https://twitter.com/mollycrabapple/status/247832476884553729

 

This Tuesday, March 6: “The Longest Unemployment Line In The World”

Artists to create
The Longest Unemployment Line In The World

This Tuesday, March 6th, over 5,000 people will gather in NYC to form the longest unemployment line in the world. The project, entitled “The Line” will stretch nearly 3 miles through New York,  from Bowling Green along Broadway up to Union Square, and hold its position for 14 minutes – 1 minute for each million unemployed Americans.

Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or underpaid please join us in creating this visually stunning, public statement to demand the following:

– Greater public investment in good jobs: Demand congress pass strong jobs creation bills. Jobs first! Deficits second.
– Pass a tax increase on the 1%, then put that money towards creating jobs and reducing the deficit
– Corporations must stop outsourcing jobs and laying off US workers at a time when both profits and executive bonuses are at an all time high.

Join The Line!

DATE: Tuesday, March 6 (Super Tuesday)
TIME: Morning, 8:14 – 8:28am
LOCATION: Broadway, from Bowling Green to Union Square

To find out how participate, go to: http://theline2012.wordpress.com

Or find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/260930897301189/

twitter: #theline2012

“If all 14 million jobless Americans formed a single unemployment line, it would stretch unbroken around the borders of our entire country (from Portland, Maine to Seattle Washington to San Lucas, California, to Miami, Florida and back to Portland),” said Kristin Marting, Artistic Director of HERE, one of the Line’s organizers. “The Line will remind Congress and Corporations about their responsibility to put America back to work. Creating jobs is the key to a productive America.”

THE LINE is being organized by artists and activists from HERE and Working Theater and with organizations as varied as the Arts & Democracy Project, BAAD!, Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local 79, CVH Action, the Civilians, CWA Local 1180, Dance New Amsterdam, DC37, Democracy for NYC, Dixon Place, Downtown Community Television, Fourth Arts Block, Foundry Theatre, National Jobs for All Coalition, National Organization of Women – NYC, New Georges, New York America, New York City Central Labor Council, New York Immigration Coalition, New York State Immigration Fund, Occupy Astoria LIC, Occupy Wall Street, Peculiar Works Project, Professional Staff Congress, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, Teamsters Local 814, Theatre for a New City, United NY, Workers Defense League, and Workers United. With additional support from ArtIsMyOccupation.org

The Occupy Movement Comes to Riverdale!

Never one to shy away from what’s happening in the world around us, Archie Comics will give its distinctive spin on the Occupy movement in an upcoming issue from Archie Meets KISS writer, Alex Segura.  Archie Comics can confirm the rumor with the unveiling of this variant cover from Eisner Award winning painter Jill Thompson. Previously, Thompson gave fans a taste of her distinct take on the Archie cast on her Tumblr featuring Betty, Jughead, Archie and Veronica.

From the cover image we can ascertain that things are heating up in Riverdale and Archie appears to be caught in the middle. Archie is often at odds with his affections for frequent flames Betty and Veronica (and most recently Valerie of the Pussycats) but how will he handle picking sides when his entire town is divided? Stay tuned as this story develops!

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