Occupy DC Comics! Or Don’t, Whatever…

Well that was quite entertaining. Since the announcement of The Movement by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams last week, it has been attacked from the right as pandering to left wing activists, and to a lesser extent from the left as co-opting the Occupy movement for the needs of a multi-global business. Here are a few of our favourites;

Right Wing News

Doctor Bulldog

But just for a little balance, some hate from the other side

Christopher Kasak

Does corporate, privatised dicktective comics attempting to co-opt OWS infuriate anyone else here? If so let’s actually Occupy these profiteers. Anyone want to get in on a WG?

It’s true, I hate it when people co-opt stuff.

But what is less likely to get publicity is a new series of graphic novels called March from Top Shelf Comix planned for later this year, the story of the civil right movement by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, an activist in his youth, with artist Nate Powell.

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights (including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March), meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.