You gotta hand it to Archie Comics. They are completely staying on top of current trends and even controversies. If it isn’t the lighter side of gay marriage and interracial dating, it’s now income inequality and the Occupy Movement, as shown by this awesome Jill Thompson variant cover. Not that this comic will necessarily deliver a sharp critique of Keynesian models vs the Austrian School…by now “Occupy anything” is just another buzzword. But it is definitely today’s buzzword.
If Marvel were smart, the Occupy movement would be the underpinning for AvX. For reals. CIVIL WAR and SECRET INVASION —and the Death of Captain America—played on the politics and zeitgeist of the time. Even genre fiction can have a subtext.
The story will be written by Alex Segura with art by Gisele Legace.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.