Occupy Comics #1

Occupy Comics #1

Writer: Alan Moore, Various Artist: David Lloyd, Various Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Occupy Comics brings together more than 50 comics pros to discuss and document the themes, goals, and ideals of the Occupy movement while also raising funds to support it. With a roster spanning from legends like Alan Moore & David Lloyd (

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Gillette May 15, 2013

    Objectivity or insight on a movement that threatens their very existence isn't something you can count on. Occupy Comics #1 engages and invites discourse. Give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz May 21, 2013

    Occupy Comics #1is not a project to go into depth with intent to nitpick slight writing or art discrepancies. To judge this comic on its form or style would be totally against the point of promoting it in any way. No, taking the time to write anything about this comic at all should be for no other reason than to say "Help support those who are fighting for equality by spreading the word that corporate media will not spread." Each individual segment in this comic is not perfect, all are not perfectly written or drawn, but they each serve a higher purpose, and none of them can be singled out as being worse than the next. This issue looks great and reads great all around. You will pay $3.50, which will be donated to the Occupy movement, and you will receive 44 pages of inspiration. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jun 11, 2013

    This is a perfect example of the marriage of comics and politics. An awesome comic that I can't wait to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 23, 2013

    Occupy Comics puts its money where its mouth is, donating 100% of the monies received to people involved in the actual Occupy movement. If you want to support this important moment in history, or you just like reading a whole lot of great writers and artists in one place (the list of names is growing), then support this book and any of the subsequent ones that come out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Andrew Sanford Jul 11, 2013

    Assuming the political nature does not turn you off, I would not hesitate to suggest you check out this anthology. At a minimum, this is a well executed book by established professionals. Unfortunately with new publishers, there is some risk that this book will not end up at your LCS. Assuming I can continue to get this book I will. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 22, 2013

    But it is not all good. There are a few art pieces that look unfinished. There's some heavy handed commentary that adds little to the conversation of the Occupy Movement. There's several pages of J.M. DeMatteis talking to you. Literally, they just draw him talking to you and sometimes pausing cause he's sad or thinking. He says some interesting things, but the presentation is so bizarre. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 1, 2013

    This is all very well, and I applaud this book's existence, but when I said this book is like the flipside of The Green Team, I meant it. That includes the fact that it's a moral, passionate work with its heart in the right place"but with questionable entertainment value. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 28, 2013

    If you are looking for something different to pick up off the shelf this week, you might have found it. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski May 23, 2013

    If you have been a part of an "Occupy" movement, or are just glad that there are people out there that are, this book is a buy. It's a browse for anyone else who might be on the fence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 22, 2013

    All in all, if you feel that the proceeds of this anthology go toward a good cause then you will easily be able to justify spending the money on this comic. The book consists of 48 pages and features some of the industry's biggest names, but that doesn't mean it's all that good. There are some parts of this comic that are great: the editorial by Alan Moore and the comic by Matt Bors being two great examples. Yet as a whole there are some definite moments that are not as enjoyable, some of which I mentioned above. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser May 23, 2013

    . . $3.50, 30pgs of art + 13 written. Nice cover & Design. 1 AD on back cover . . . 1st title of the Black Mask publishing, who seek to offer support for Occupy related work. Nice opening shot with plenty of talent, they plan to expand to 4-5 books soon. Ill try all if they stay under $4 and stay true to the movement, worth everyone giving a try with an open mind.

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