Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

With hope on the horizon for an finish to the WGA strike—and the SAG-AFTRA strike, too, fingers crossed—a brand new comedian is right here to have a good time the highly effective Hollywood labor motion, with some large names connected.

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Grant Morrison, Matteo Pizzolo, and Brian Michael Bendis (all WGA members) teamed up with a gaggle of TV writers (additionally WGA members) to create comics anthology Normal Strike: Calexit and Different Tales of Preventing the Good Struggle. The gathering is “devoted to the battle for financial equality” and the writer, Black Masks Studios, “is matching the writers charges with donations to the Leisure Group Fund.”

The “host” of the anthology is a brand new heroine, bubblegum-loving labor organizer Gen. Strike. The road-up of authors—all placing guild members—contains Judalina Neira (The Boys, Gen V, The Flash), Rodney Barnes (Successful Time, The Boondocks), Tamara Becher (Doom Patrol, Daredevil), Daniel Dominguez (Seis Manos), Charley Feldman (X-Males 97, Teen Titans Go), Grant Morrison (Joyful!, All-Star Superman), and Brian Michael Bendis (creator of Miles Morales and Jessica Jones). Overseeing the undertaking is author and writer Matteo Pizzolo (Calexit, Godkiller, Rogue State).

On the artwork aspect, the expertise isn’t any much less spectacular. The covers are by artists Tyler Boss (4 Children Stroll Into A Financial institution, What’s The Furthest Place From Right here?), Iolanda Zanfardino (Alice In Leatherland), Ben Templesmith (30 Days Of Night time), Ramon Villalobos (America Chavez), Creees Lee (Lab Raider), Elisa Romboli (A Factor Known as Reality), Amancay Nahuelpan (Calexit), and Darick Robertson (The Boys). The illustrations are by Antonio Fuso (One thing Is Killing The Kids: Home Of Slaughter), Jamal Igle (BLACK, The Improper Earth), Butch Mapa (Star Wars Adventures), Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), and Josh Hood (We Can By no means Go Dwelling).

“With the longest operating dual-strikes in Hollywood historical past reaching a crescendo, that is a tremendous second to have a good time the ability and solidarity that bought us right here and in addition to maintain telling tales that encourage us to struggle these good fights,” Pizzolo stated in an announcement supplied to io9. “The WGA and SAG strikes are a part of the larger labor actions rising throughout the nation and world wide, however they’re additionally distinctive as a result of they concentrate on inventive artists—the general public outpouring of help we’ve seen right here hasn’t at all times been the case with previous Hollywood strikes. It’s actually inspiring and we’re hoping this undertaking can honor that and in addition help the employees who’re nonetheless struggling because of the impression of the strikes.”

Listed here are a pair of covers (so as, they’re by Creees Lee and Tyler Boss), in addition to a glance contained in the anthology. Normal Strike: Calexit and Different Tales of Preventing the Good Struggle is out there for pre-order now on Kickstarter.

Picture: Black Masks Studios

Picture: Black Masks Studios

Picture: Black Masks Studios

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