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Unemployed Man Is the Unofficial Superhero of Occupy Wall Street
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Unemployed Man Is the Unofficial Superhero of Occupy Wall Street
By Nicole Martinelli October 31, 2011 | 5:37 pm


The Slotbot 3000, a 16-foot-tall robotic representation of the New York Stock Exchange, squares off against Unemployed Man in a "Superheroes versus Economic Supervillains" event Monday in New York's Zucotti Park.



Gan Golan, left, author of Unemployed Man, poses as the title character from his graphic novel and Robert Segal poses as Krug Man for a superheroes march to the New York Stock Exchange on Halloween.



Alan Yang dresses up as Captain Generica for Monday's superheroes march to the New York Stock Exchange.


Working-class superheroes stop for a photo opp in front of a Trump building during Monday's march to the New York Stock Exchange.


Betsy Richards dresses up as Wonder Mother for Monday's superheroes march to the New York Stock Exchange. Richards is a working mother of two children.

Unemployed Man and his costumed colleagues stormed Wall Street on Monday morning, bringing some superhero street theater and a 16-foot evil robot known as the Slot Bot to the Occupy protests in New York.

The Superheroes versus Economic Supervillains smackdown was staged by Gan Golan, 37, co-author of the 2010 graphic novel The Adventures of Unemployed Man. Occupy Wall Street is a perfect stage for the books characters, a team of superheroes battling economic injustice.

People at Occupy are fighting incredible forces in our society thats a perfect description of what you find in a superhero, Golan told Wired.com.

Golan donned Unemployed Mans custom orange-and-blue fetish costume for Mondays event and joined others dressed as economic warriors from the book: undocumented worker Fantasma, student-debt-burdened Master of Degrees, Captain Generica and Wonder Mother. They waged battle against dark forces of the Just Us League, including such scoundrels as The Outsourcerer, Pink Slip and a the giant Slot Bot part robot, part casino, with a head shaped like the New York Stock Exchange building and a menacing vacuum arm that hoovered up money.

Based in Los Angeles, Golan has been at Occupy New York for about a month now. One of his first actions was to donate a copy of The Adventures of Unemployed Man, which he co-wrote with Erich Origen, to Occupys then-nascent library. Its perfect reading for those gathered in the park to speak out against corporate greed and economic inequality.
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