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Artist calls Ocasio-Cortez superhero comic a 'celebration' of new Congress

The creator of the first comic book about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives' majority delusions politically costly Manchin: Every member of the Senate thinks minimum wage should increase Progressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks MORE (D-N.Y.) is calling it a “celebration” of the diverse new Congress.

"The general vibe is that this is a pro-AOC excitement for the new energy that is in Congress now and other than that it’s not … heavy-handed editorially," Josh Blaylock, founder and owner of Devil’s Due Comics, told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball during an interview with “Rising” on Thursday about the comic.

Blaylock said he has assembled a team of artists of varying political persuasions to create what the Chicago-based publisher is calling the “mother of all one-commemorative comics.”

“We all have varying differences of opinion ... as far as getting into the really granular level but that’s what this is about — is all of us coming together creating this anthology in celebration of this new what hopefully is a movement and taking it forward,” he said.

The new comic book, which is entitled “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis?” depicts Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive Democratic lawmakers disrupting the status quo in Washington.

The title was inspired by Ocasio-Cortez's response to a critical comment from former Sen. Joe Liberman (I-Conn.) who said he hoped the freshman lawmaker was not the future of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez shot back, asking “New party, who dis?”

The 29-year-old Democrat has been an outspoken advocate for a number of progressive issues.

Blaylock told Hill.TV that her comic book portrayal will be in a similar vein, depicting her as taking on “giant corporate monsters.”

Blaylock added that the work will also look to address the hyper-sexualization of women traditionally found in comic books.

“We want to make sure that it’s not overly sexualized,” the comic book artist told Hill.TV. “Any ‘sexiness’ has to come through sort of the energy and the power that is conveyed just by the characters.”

This isn’t the first time the Devil's Due Comics has dipped into the politics.

The new comic book is slated to be released on March 15 — just 10 years after the company’s debut of its “Barack the Barbarian” comic series, which portrayed then-President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Why is Joe Biden dodging the public and the press? Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief MORE as a sword-wielding hero.

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