The Super-Rich Super-Heroes Respond To #OccupyWallStreet: We Are The (Fictional) 1%
If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’re probably already aware of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests. Groups of protesters have “occupied” cities all over the country to say their piece against corporate greed and economic inequalities, referring to themselves as “the 99%” in reference to their stance against the 1% of Americans who control the vast majority of wealth. Regardless of your stance on whether their feelings are justified, it’s a complex issue that doesn’t have an easy solution.
Unless of course you look at it through the lens of super-hero comics! Sure, the richest 1% of real Americans might not be doing much to help out their countrymen, but if comics have taught us anything, it’s that fictional plutocrats are all about action. That’s why today, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims and Matt Wilson have checked in with the richest 1% of comic book characters to find out what their reactions might be to the Occupy Wall Street protests!
West-Coast Fantasticatrillionaire Scrooge McDuck:
Stark Industries heir Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man:
LexCorp CEO Lex Luthor:
OSCORP chairman Norman Osborn, The Green Goblin:
Rand Corporation CEO and Kung Fu Master Danny Rand, aka The Immortal Iron Fist:
Legitimate Businessman Wilson Fisk, known (despite various injunctions) as The Kingpin:
Everyone’s Favorite Poor Little Capitalist Plutocrat, Richie Rich:
Latverian Monarch Dr. Victor von Doom:
Of course, there’s one ridiculously wealthy super-hero known for sympathizing with the less privileged: Q-Core CEO Oliver Queen, better known as Green Arrow! And he has a solution I think we can all relate to: