January 16, 2014

Arrow gets it right

Some fans of comics writer Gail Simone and her comic The Movement (sort of a superhero version of the Occupy Wall Street Movement) are miffed -- miffed, I tell you! -- that the WB show Arrow featured a group by that name in the recent episode. They're miffed because this Movement "is apparently an anti-government terrorist organization."

So? What's the problem? Isn't that pretty much the case? Let's take a look at some images from a few years ago:

Not only does Simone glamorize "Occupy" with her comic, there was also an anthology of "Occupy" stories in comicbook form. This, despite the myriad instances of violence, depravity, rape, trashing of property, and littering. But the Tea Party? First, it's a miracle Arrow didn't make its "Movement" some sort of Tea Party analogue. (Maybe I'm jumping the gun and they still might. I don't watch the show.) But secondly, comics didn't waste any time condemning the TP with its partisan vitriol, despite there being absolutely NO reasonable comparison between it and Occupy when it comes to causing disruptions and crime.

So, pardon me if I don't get all huffy about The Movement on a DC Comics-based TV show more accurately depicting the real thing than the wanna-be fantasy of the Tea Party in past comics.

Posted by Hube at January 16, 2014 08:01 PM | TrackBack

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Glad to see that someone in the entertainment industry sees the Occupy movement for what it is/was: a bunch of monstrous, morally depraved lunatics.

And the Movement is still around? Cripes, I'd have thought it'd be cancelled by now.

Posted by: Carl at January 16, 2014 11:14 PM

If memory serves, the last I saw it was selling in the range of 30K copies/month.

Posted by: Hube at January 17, 2014 07:28 AM

I just looked at the ICV2 charts for last month and it looks like The Movement #7 only sold 7,252 units last month.

Posted by: Carl at January 17, 2014 10:43 PM

LMAO! A tad over 7K????? LMAO!!!!!

Posted by: Hube at January 18, 2014 10:25 AM

LOL. Indeed. I'm sure that, if pressed, Simone would insist that it's "doing just fine."

Posted by: Carl at January 20, 2014 01:03 AM

Kind of like how that idiot Slott keeps insisting that Spider-Man is doing fine when sales charts (which he derides as "fiction") suggest otherwise.

Posted by: Carl at January 20, 2014 01:04 AM

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