Written by Gail Simone
Art by Freddie Williams II
Published by DC Comics
The Movement has quietly carved out its own little niche in a corner of the DC Universe. When I first started reading it, I would have never guessed it would end up being one of my favorite books being released. I see the sales numbers month-to-month, and it would seem inevitable that it won’t be around much longer. That’s not going to stop me from reading every issue and recommending it to every reader I know! Ok, now I’ll hop off my soapbox…
In issue #6, a new layer of intrigue was added to the series. The name of that layer is The Graveyard Faction. They’re a different group of vigilantes hell-bent on bringing down The Movement as they see them as un-heroic. To send a message, TGF has beaten Mouse nearly to death as they march to our hero’s hideout, leaving Vengeance Moth and Burden to deal with the looming threat…
As critically acclaimed and widely known as Gail Simone’s writing is, I’m still shocked that this series is still flying so low under the radar. I was initially blown away by how much I’ve enjoyed it, and I love it more and more every issue. There’s been a slow build to this street-level struggle that this book is about and I feel like we’re about to be in the middle of an all-out, three sided war between The Movement, TGF, and the Coral City PD. This issue has left me with the feeling that if the series isn’t going to be around much longer, Gail plans on sending it off with a bang and I’ll be waiting with a smile on my face.
Freddie Williams was the absolute perfect choice to illustrate this series. I really liked the art when The Movement started. It was nicely drawn and showed great street-level action along with real human emotion, but now that our heroes are really flexing their superpowers I absolutely LOVE the art. The characters in this series all have odd power sets from what we’re used to from superheroes, but it’s so awesome to see Freddie show his creativity off since we don’t have an expectation of what these powers should look like; by the way, the last page? It was worth the $2.99 I spent on the book just for that page alone!
I’m going to step back on to my soapbox and say that if you aren’t reading this series, you definitely should be. It has something for every fan of comics. It has touching moments, humor, character development, and more action than you could ever need in a book. It would be a shame if something this special could possibly go away and I’m not ready to see it end yet. Simply put? Read The Movement!
5 out of 5 nerds