In the wake of the cancellation of six more DC titles (along with the already announced "DC Universe Presents"), many comic fans were left wondering what is next for DC's continued line of 52 titles. DC waited only hours to announce their first two replacement titles.
The two new titles are inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and focus on the 1% and 99%. While the two books both promise a good deal of humor, it seems likely that DC has put their foot in political waters in a major way with these debuts.
"The Movement" is focused on the "99%" end of things. Written by Gail Simone and drawn by Freddie Williams II, the new title will focus on a super-powered team of watchdogs and whistle blowers. The comic seems tailor-made to either make the Anonymous movement either very happy or very angry. Gail Simone has already hinted at a very different unit of heroes for the title, telling Big Shiny Robot, "They don’t look like the Avengers or the Justice League."
"The Green Team" is the revival of a very obscure Joe Simon concept from the 1970s that appeared only in "First Issue Special" issue 2 and a pair of Superman stories. Written by the team of Art Baltazar and Franco ("Tiny Titans") and drawn by Ig Guara ("Blue Beetle"), the book looks to follow a team of financiers intent on getting super-powers. With creators already known for more off the wall storytelling, fans can expect a great deal of comedy in this tale of the "1%."
Both titles make their debut in May, alongside four or five other new DC titles which may include the long rumored "Man of Steel" by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee.
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