Ocasio-Cortez stars as a 'butt-kicking' political superhero in new comic book
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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Restless progressives eye 2024 Five issues that will define the months until the midterms  MORE (D) will be featured as a "butt-kicking" political superhero in a new comic book.

Devil's Due Comics announced on Friday that it has assembled a team of artists to create what it calls the “mother of all one-off commemorative comics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force. Issue #1, New Party: Who Dis?”

The comic book is titled after a fiery response the freshman congresswoman directed toward former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) in January after he said he hopes she is not the future of the Democratic Party. 


Ocasio-Cortez fired back in a tweet at the time, asking, “New party, who dis?” 

The Chicago-based publishing company said in a release that the new comic book will see Ocasio-Cortez “engage in a series of super-heroic mini-adventures, taking on the GOP establishment from within.”

“To boot, this anthology comic satirically skewers everyone from President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE to his near-endless team of morally-compromised Republican cronies,” the company also said in the release, while also adding that book will feature “bonus” activities and games like “Where’s Mitch?”

The new book, which is slated to be released May 15, comes 10 years after the company’s debut of its “Barack the Barbarian” comic series, which the company said aimed to chronicle “the bone-crushing exploits of our 44th President.”

But this time around, Josh Blaylock, the publisher of Devil's Due Comics, said in a statement that the company wants to “create something that celebrates the fresh new energy and diversity of the stagnated legislative body, and help some good causes at the same time.”

"It’s no secret that AOC has been made the unofficial leader of the new school and has sparked new life into Washington," Blaylock said, referring to Ocasio-Cortez. “And that’s reflected in the enthusiasm we received from so many contributing artists.” 

“While we all don’t agree on everything, we share a common excitement for the breath of fresh air the new Congress brings. I hope it’s as much of a cathartic release for readers as it has been for us creators,” he added.

The publishing company also said it will redirect a portion of its sales from the new comic book featuring Ocasio-Cortez to the America's United Service Organizations and RaicesTexas.org, which provides free legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees.