Despite only being in office in two months, as well as being the youngest member of Congress in history, freshman U.S. representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has become a progressive lightning rod and liberal hero. AOC, as she’s known by to many of her fans and critics alike, will be featured in a new comic book published by Devil’s Due Comics — an independent publishing company based out of Chicago.
The company will be publishing AOC’s comic as a one-shot, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force, as they did previously for President Barack Obama’s comic, Barack the Barbarian.
The special one-shot issue will feature an all-star lineup of creators, including Jill Thompson, Dean Haspiel, and Jose Garibaldi, and include a variety of short stories in an anthology format, as well as games and various other activities. Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock are doing both covers, the variant of which you can see below.
“It’s no secret that AOC has become the unofficial leader of the new school, and has sparked life back into Washington,” said Josh Blaylock, owner and publisher at Devil’s Due “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.”
A portion of the proceeds from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force‘s sales will go to USO (United Service Organization) and Raices Texas, a nonprofit offering legal support for immigrants and refugees.
“This time around, we wanted 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,” Blaylock said in a statement.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force is due out May 15. You can pre-order your copy today right here.