Gail Simone Talks The Launch of THE MOVEMENT

Gail Simone Talks The Launch of THE MOVEMENT

By Alex Nagorski Friday, April 5th, 2013

Back in February, THE HUFFINGTON POST announced the launch of the new ongoing monthly and politically charged series, THE MOVEMENT. Hitting stores next month, THE MOVEMENT #1 comes to you from the creative team of writer Gail Simone and artist Freddie Williams II.

“The fun of something like THE MOVEMENT is that it’s a logical extension of how citizens who aren’t media giant journalists, Gotham billionaires, or mythical princesses view the way power works in the DCU,” Simone revealed to COMIC VINE. “How does someone feel when the world is full of superheroes, but all the problems of the world still exist? “

“I don't think the book is about liberal vs. conservative,” the writer continued to NEWSARAMA. “It's about values that comics have always been about, the struggle against injustice on behalf of the little guy, the powerless and innocent. That's pretty bi-partisan.”

As for what characters will be appearing in the series?

“It's mostly new characters, but a couple might have subtle ties to the DCU at large,” Simone divulged to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES. “I am absolutely in love with the core cast, I think they're fresh and thrilling and unlike the characters in any other comic. That said, sharp-eyed readers have already spotted two familiar characters; Katharsis, the brutal avenger from the popular Knightfall arc in BATGIRL, and Tremor, a wonderful badass character who appeared in the pre-[New] 52 SECRET SIX. It's a cast of favorites for me; I haven't had this much fun with a cast since the Secret Six!”

For more from Gail Simone about the launch of THE MOVEMENT, check out the full interviews that ran with the writer this morning in COMIC BOOK RESOURCES, NEWSARAMA, and COMIC VINE. And check out the gallery above for a sneak peek at some of the inaugural issue’s interior art by Freddie Williams II.

THE MOVEMENT #1 arrives in stores on May 1.