Thursday, October 6, 2022

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Receives Superhero Honor in New Comic Book

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comic

*Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been cast as the bold, brave heroine in a forthcoming Devil’s Due Comics comic book entitled, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis?”

The New York Congresswoman will grace the cover of the comic that’s due in May. According to Forbes, Devil’s Due Comics publisher and founder Josh Blaylock was inspired by her after the newly sworn in Congresswoman quoted “Watchmen” author Alan Moore on Twitter and joined a Twitch livestream to support trans rights

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Blaylock explained: “I’d been kicking the idea around for a while, but once Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quoted Alan Moore in that now famous clapback Tweet, and hopped into a guy’s video game Twitch feed to discuss trans rights, I knew if we didn’t do it immediately, someone other nerd like me would,” he said. Blaylock also noted that he was impressed that Ocasio-Cortez had quoted the author himself, “not the movie based on his comic, which is a big tell in her level of fellow geekiness.”

The comic book’s official description reads: “Comic creators converge to celebrate the election of the most diverse group of freshman congresspersons in history, and spare no-one in this satire that takes aim at Washington.”

Two editions are available in stores and online on Devil’s Due’s website in digital and physical editions, including signed copies. The title will also be available for Kindle via comiXology.

According to the publisher, the new comic will be a “satire that takes aim at Washington” and “spare[s] no one.”

Blaylock told Comic Book Resources about the motivation behind the comic: “It’s no secret that AOC has become the unofficial leader of the new school, and has sparked life back into Washington and that’s reflected in the enthusiasm on display by the men and women contributing to this project.

“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 this is as much a cathartic release for readers as it has been for us creators.”

Devil’s Due Comics have noted that Ocasio-Cortez has not endorsed the effort.

A portion of the comic book’s sales will reportedly benefit two charities, RAICES, a nonprofit that serves immigrants refugees, and the USO, which supports military members and their families.

The comic’s official website says: “Neither Raices, USO, nor Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez have endorsed or are directly affiliated with this project or Devil’s Due Comics.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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