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(Washington Times)   Faster than a speeding Prius. More powerful than a hand generator. Able to leap tall buildings in a single interpretive dance. It's Occupy Wall Street, the newest superheroes at DC Comics   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 44
    More: Cool, Occupy Wall Street, tall buildings, Gail Simone, authors, Graeme McMillan  
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2013-02-10 03:39:33 PM
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2013-02-10 03:59:14 PM
That movement died out a while ago. Why even bother?
 
2013-02-10 04:14:38 PM
Hand generator?

No thanks, I'm full up on hands.
 
2013-02-10 05:29:37 PM
Good luck with that.
 
2013-02-10 05:34:32 PM

Calmamity: Hand generator?

No thanks, I'm full up on hands.


i.imgur.com

"This hand generator that you speak of..."
 
2013-02-10 05:35:02 PM
Occupy who? I didn't know this was still a thing.
 
2013-02-10 05:40:46 PM
Moonies. They're wacky.
 
2013-02-10 05:42:28 PM
Fark the Washington Times article. It's based on a much better article from Wired.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/02/dc-comics-occup-movement/
 
2013-02-10 05:44:26 PM
Goddamnit, DC.
 
2013-02-10 05:44:40 PM
Hahahahahahah. Ahem, sorry....hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Seriously?
Hahahahah
 
2013-02-10 05:49:43 PM
Haha, between this and The Order in the new Devil May Cry, it seems to some extent that people recognize that we're still here even if the media wants to make it seem like we aren't (or, indeed, as seen ITT, over the objections of people who wish we weren't).
 
2013-02-10 05:50:14 PM

quatchi: Fark the Washington Times article. It's based on a much better article from Wired.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/02/dc-comics-occup-movement/


Why? Because wired doesn't say how stupid of a concept it is?
 
2013-02-10 05:53:02 PM
Ah, the good old socially-aware activism comics are back.

anerdoccurrence.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-10 05:57:08 PM
Of course, it all depends on how they do it.  There's the potential for good storytelling, then again, simply doing something because it's the trendy thing with the youts of today... that hasn't always worked out.

upload.wikimedia.org
Now with disco powers!
 
2013-02-10 05:57:19 PM

GilRuiz1: Ah, the good old socially-aware activism comics are back.

[anerdoccurrence.files.wordpress.com image 450x300]


What's wrong with that?.
 
2013-02-10 05:59:34 PM
Frank N Stein: quatchi: Fark the Washington Times article. It's based on a much better article from Wired.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/02/dc-comics-occup-movement/


Why? Because wired doesn't say how stupid of a concept it is?

Eighteen months after the phrase first entered the collective public consciousness, the plight of the 99 percent is coming to mainstream superhero comics - via a new series from the second biggest publisher in the American comic industry, which just happens to be a subsidiary of a multi-national corporation that makes around $12 billion a year. Irony, anybody?

It's fundamental, dude.

/Reading.
 
2013-02-10 06:08:01 PM

CygnusDarius: GilRuiz1: Ah, the good old socially-aware activism comics are back.

[anerdoccurrence.files.wordpress.com image 450x300]

What's wrong with that?.



When well written?  Nothing.  Entertaining stories with a moral are as old as storytelling itself.

When poorly written, or when simply done to jump on the marketing bandwagon, they end up tedious and preachy and 100% non-entertaining.

/Like "Happy Feet"
//there, I said it
///"Wall-E" had the same message, but was infinitely better
 
2013-02-10 06:10:46 PM

GilRuiz1: Ah, the good old socially-aware activism comics are back.

[anerdoccurrence.files.wordpress.com image 450x300]


You really want socially aware (and much more simplistic) comics, check out some Golden Age Superman comics. When he wasn't fighting mafiosos or mad scientists like the Ultra-Humanite and (no first name) Luthor, he was running around finding people who were dealing with poor living conditions and "fixing them", sometimes by just running/flying somewhere to cleaning out a few fields of crops to feed the hungry (which must have been really fun for the farmers growing them who just lost a whole harvest) or creating tornadoes to knock down tenement housing so the government would come in and build them newer, better places to live (which would of course happen overnight and wouldn't just be leaving thousands of people homeless.) It's cracktastic
 
2013-02-10 06:32:14 PM
Meanwhile, DC also hired Orson Scott Card to write several Superman comics, which might as well be handing money over to the National Organization for Marriage.
 
2013-02-10 07:18:22 PM
Gail Simone?  Screw the politics I'm in.
 
2013-02-10 07:27:55 PM
I thought they already had this covered with Bane
 
2013-02-10 08:18:15 PM
And DC wonders why Marvel's eating it's lunch...
 
2013-02-10 08:43:22 PM
i'd be a lot more stoked about this project if it was from an Indie press or someone's start-up.
 
2013-02-10 08:58:45 PM
Hey, it fits right in with all the Che Guevara T-shirts.
 
2013-02-10 09:09:35 PM

GilRuiz1: Ah, the good old socially-aware activism comics are back.

[anerdoccurrence.files.wordpress.com image 450x300]


That's a really bad drawing of Reginald Denny...
 
2013-02-10 09:18:56 PM

rynthetyn: Meanwhile, DC also hired Orson Scott Card to write several Superman comics, which might as well be handing money over to the National Organization for Marriage.


Yeah, I still facepalm over that.
 
2013-02-10 09:27:11 PM
This is somewhat unexpected as DC has ALWAYS been the more socially conservative of the Big 2.

Rwa2play: And DC wonders why Marvel's eating it's lunch...


Yep. They ruled the market at the launch of the New-52 and then the editors, once again, decided amongst themselves that writers were redundant and they could do a better job anyway. A year later, they're back to being mostly crap.

/Core Batman title is still great
//Aquaman too, hilariously
 
2013-02-10 09:31:16 PM
Pft, it's not even the dumbest idea DC has ever had.

I'm just too lazy to comb through Cracked's comics archive right now, but they've had a few doozies in their time.
 
2013-02-10 09:55:18 PM
Well... They couldn't do Anonymous, the image has already been used.
 
2013-02-10 10:27:48 PM
BFD, they'll just be delivering childlike views to people with childlike tastes
 
2013-02-10 10:36:50 PM

BigJake: BFD, they'll just be delivering childlike views...


Like "rich people are rich because they deserve to be"?
 
2013-02-10 11:07:04 PM
It doesn't even work for DC comics to do it.

Marvel heroes are people forced by circumstance into doing their thing. DC comics pretty much scream "I'm a f***ing superhero and I am magnificent!". Unless this is some super-subtle jab at how the owning classes are too powerful to be combated without a group of people who can stop bullets, reverse time, or defy the laws of nature.
 
2013-02-11 12:41:49 AM

Frank N Stein: That movement died out a while ago. Why even bother?


It never died.  The media just chooses to ignore it now, in hopes that the poors will lose hope.
 
2013-02-11 12:57:00 AM
I'm hoping for something like, "The Anarchist's Cookbook for Android."  Maybe the series will get banned.
 
2013-02-11 03:42:39 AM

wildcardjack: Well... They couldn't do Anonymous, the image has already been used.


Also, a comic book about a bunch of overweight teens in their moms' basements launching DDoS attacks just really isn't gripping reading.
 
2013-02-11 07:33:30 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It doesn't even work for DC comics to do it.

Marvel heroes are people forced by circumstance into doing their thing. DC comics pretty much scream "I'm a f***ing superhero and I am magnificent!". Unless this is some super-subtle jab at how the owning classes are too powerful to be combated without a group of people who can stop bullets, reverse time, or defy the laws of nature.


Except in the current volume of Dial H, which is a) fantastic and b) about an overweight late 30 year old unemployed guy and his hippie senior citizen buddy who go around and solve crime. It has spent a bit of time discussing class inequality thus far.
 
2013-02-11 08:14:05 AM

wildcardjack: Well... They couldn't do Anonymous, the image has already been used.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarky

Yes they could
 
2013-02-11 08:46:53 AM

Hideously Gigantic Smurf: BigJake: BFD, they'll just be delivering childlike views...

Like "rich people are rich because they deserve to be"?


Try this on for size:

The ultimate good is to feel good. I don't feel good, ergo something is wrong with the world. The most likely cause for this is that I don't have what I want, which I deserve to have because that would feel good and thus be good. I look at what I was given -everything I have- and what the rich were given -everything they have- and see fundamental unfairness: the government who giveth and taketh away is showing favoritism. I therefore demand that we be given symmetrical slices of the pie.

Those are the sorts of philosophical gyrations the Occupiers have to go through to justify their position. On what grounds should one assume that their opponents' philosophies are any less convoluted?
 
2013-02-11 10:29:29 AM

Empty Matchbook: This is somewhat unexpected as DC has ALWAYS been the more socially conservative of the Big 2.

Rwa2play: And DC wonders why Marvel's eating it's lunch...

Yep. They ruled the market at the launch of the New-52 and then the editors, once again, decided amongst themselves that writers were redundant and they could do a better job anyway. A year later, they're back to being mostly crap.

/Core Batman title is still great


Well Batman at DC and Daredevil at Marvel are pretty much constants when it comes to their stories, doesn't make them any less awesome but if there's an inkling of either one going off the rails then heads roll.

The New 52's been polarizing anyway:  Guys like myself still love the original DCU and see this as an excuse to retcon all of the farkups that previous writers made when, like Geoff Johns in "Green Lantern: Rebirth", they could've hired writers to make sense of all the screwups.  The irony of this is that John's current status is helping exacerbate the current morass.  Now, thanks to writers leaving/being fired/being reassigned, we're back at square one with DC pre-"Flashpoint".

//Aquaman too, hilariously

Aquaman = Kevin Smith's Green Arrow run (or Miller's famed Daredevil run).  Someone got the character, started writing like it and it's been good times ever since.
 
2013-02-11 01:12:45 PM

Rwa2play: see this as an excuse to retcon all of the farkups that previous writers made.


booster gold, time lord was awesome. the last issue of jli was horrible. i was hoping they would revisit it in new 52, and was excited that they did, then they erased him altogether the very next page!

and of course, new 52 still has batman inc going. wtf. love grant morrison, but batman inc should not be part of the main continuity.
 
2013-02-11 01:42:47 PM

not5am: Rwa2play: see this as an excuse to retcon all of the farkups that previous writers made.

booster gold, time lord was awesome. the last issue of jli was horrible. i was hoping they would revisit it in new 52, and was excited that they did, then they erased him altogether the very next page!

and of course, new 52 still has batman inc going. wtf. love grant morrison, but batman inc should not be part of the main continuity.


Right on cue: Geoff Johns steps down as GL writer

Not that anyone saw that coming with his current atroci, I mean, obligations.
 
2013-02-11 02:48:54 PM

Rwa2play: Right on cue: Geoff Johns steps down as GL writer

Not that anyone saw that coming with his current atroci, I mean, obligations.


he's still the "chief creative director", that's not going to solve dc's problems.
 
2013-02-11 04:03:52 PM

Proteios1: Hahahahahahah. Ahem, sorry....hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Seriously?
Hahahahah


Well for once I agree with you, ya weinercat.

Only not for the same reasons.

Would you like a beer to go with that?
 
2013-02-11 05:54:10 PM

Rwa2play: Empty Matchbook: This is somewhat unexpected as DC has ALWAYS been the more socially conservative of the Big 2.

Rwa2play: And DC wonders why Marvel's eating it's lunch...

Yep. They ruled the market at the launch of the New-52 and then the editors, once again, decided amongst themselves that writers were redundant and they could do a better job anyway. A year later, they're back to being mostly crap.

/Core Batman title is still great

Well Batman at DC and Daredevil at Marvel are pretty much constants when it comes to their stories, doesn't make them any less awesome but if there's an inkling of either one going off the rails then heads roll.

The New 52's been polarizing anyway:  Guys like myself still love the original DCU and see this as an excuse to retcon all of the farkups that previous writers made when, like Geoff Johns in "Green Lantern: Rebirth", they could've hired writers to make sense of all the screwups.  The irony of this is that John's current status is helping exacerbate the current morass.  Now, thanks to writers leaving/being fired/being reassigned, we're back at square one with DC pre-"Flashpoint".

//Aquaman too, hilariously

Aquaman = Kevin Smith's Green Arrow run (or Miller's famed Daredevil run).  Someone got the character, started writing like it and it's been good times ever since.


I haven't read Smith's Green Arrow run based on...well to be blunt: I wasn't a fan of his Batman run and out-and-out DESPISE his Spider-Man/Black Cat story.
 
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