Following the sad passing late last year of comic book great Joe Simon, and Dynamite Entertainment Publisher Nick Barrucci’s then decision to go ahead and pursue a relaunch of the Fighting American (the infamous patriotic hero created by Simon and former partner in crime Jack Kirby in the 1950s) after Simon’s earlier having reneged on the deal, many fans were troubled by the prospects of yet another relaunch of anything older than fifteen minutes ago. But critics everywhere were quickly won over after a New York Times article pointed out that each issue of the planned 33 issue series was actually corresponding subversively to its numeric equivalent in degrees of Freemasonry. Indeed, issue #0′s dramatic unveiling of The Knife And Fork Degree from series writers John Reppion and Leah Moore and regular artist Norm Breyfogle set sales records for last year.
And now, none other than DC Entertainment wants to hop on the Joe Simon bandwagon.
In an email mistakenly sent to New Comics Day staff writer nilskidoo this morning, it was revealed that writer Bill Willingham would be following up his lucrative Fables series for Vertigo with a new ongoing at the mainstream “NU52” featuring the long-awaited return of the one-hit wonders of the Silver Age, the Green Team. Comprised of Commodore Murphy (a boy shipping magnate), JP Huston (a Texan oil tycoon), Cecil Sunbeam (a Hollywood director also known as “the Starmaker”), and the hardly racist Abdul Smith (an African-American shoeshine boy who became a millionaire overnight due to a bug in his bank’s computer), the prepubescent millionaires will be retconned with inflation into billionaires for the purposes of the revamping.
The new series will spin directly from the publisher’s first company-wide crossover for the NU52, as the highly Liberal and ever-young Prez (also created by Joe Simon) will himself return, winning the 2012 Presidential elections in the DC Universe by a landslide. As the heroes and villains of the DC Universe come to terms with an eighteen year old President of the United States and self-appointed leader of the free world, the offspring of the nation’s wealthiest convene in the formation of the Green Team, to assure that the rights of the richest are not hindered by fair taxation with hep representation.
The email’s chain, which also included Cyber-Frog creator turned internet troll Ethan Van Sciver, Blackwater spokesman Billy Tucci, and pink-listed regular Mike S. Miller as proposed artists along with editor/media-whore Bob Harras, confirmed that noted Occupy Wall Street fan Frank Miller had just signed on for regular cover art chores.
“Funny books are a responsible business, now,” stated one of the email participants, identity withheld to maintain our journalistic integrity, “and with great responsibility comes great power…”