DC Comics has announced via The Huffington Post that Gail Simone, Freddie Williams II, Art Baltazar and Franco will be creating two separate titles The Green Team and The Movement focusing on the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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This morning, THE HUFFINGTON POST exclusively announced two all-new series that will be joining “The Edge” family of titles in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52: THE MOVEMENT and THE GREEN TEAM. Tackling themes surrounding Occupy Wall Street, these two new ongoing series will each represent one side of this social movement.
Hitting shelves on May 1, THE MOVEMENT comes to you from the creative team of writer Gail Simone and artist Freddie Williams II.
“THE MOVEMENT is an idea I’ve had for some time,” Simone told THE HUFFINGTON POST. “It’s a book about power — who owns it, who uses it, 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.”
And with THE GREEN TEAM, which lands in stores on May 22, Eisner Award-winning creative team Art Baltazar and Franco team up with artist Ig Guara for their DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 debut.
“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?” Baltazar teased about the series.
“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,” continued Franco.
Head on over to THE HUFFINGTON POST to read their full coverage and don’t forget to pick up THE MOVEMENT and THE GREEN TEAM when they launch this spring!