Despite being the youngest member of Congress in its history and with just a few months on the job, freshman U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the nation's highest-profile political figures. Now, AOC (as she's often called by supporters) is coming to comic books in a new one-shot from Devil's Due Comics, similar in style to their Barack Obama inspired one-shot Barack the Barbarian.
Conceived by Devil's Due publisher Josh Blaylock, the one-shot, titled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis?, features contributions from numerous creators including Jill Thompson, Dean Haspiel, Jose Garibaldi, Tim Seeley, and more across a variety of stories in the anthology, which also includes thematic workbook activities and games.
"It’s no secret that AOC has become the unofficial leader of the new school, and has sparked life back into Washington," said Blaylock, “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."
Proceeds from AOC and the Freshman Force will go to the USO (United Service Organization) and to Raices Texas, which provides legal support to under-served immigrant families, children, 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 explained.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis? is due out May 15.