Devil's Due Comics unveiled a two-pronged surprise on Saturday at San Diego's Comic-Con: 1) there will be a second volume of its now-infamous AOC comic, and 2) the issue -- entitled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: The Squad Special -- will depict all four members of The House of Representatives' 'Squad' (AOC, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib) as a racism and corruption-fighting superhero team.
The issue will have a December 2019 release, and is available for pre-order at OcasioComic.com as of Saturday. Devil's Due is eager to partner with comic book retailers in the coming weeks, for a series of variant Special Squad covers. The current edition (cover subtitled 'We're Not Going Anywhere!') will have a portion of proceeds donated to Raices Texas, a non-profit that provides legal services to immigrants and refugees for immigration protections. The alternate-cover version (subtitled 'We're Not Going Anywhere, Motherfucker!') is limited to 500 copies, with the entirety of its proceeds donated to immigration charities President Trump will most certainly hate.
"In recent days, the President had directed his latest round of bigoted vitriol at not just one, but four women of color recently elected to Congress," said Devil’s Due publisher Josh Blaylock from Comic-Con. “And I'm pretty sure he's unaware of the political hurt they're going to unleash on him in the coming months. We have some predictions of our own, mind you, and we're excited to put a bunch of them into this upcoming issue."
The first issue of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force became 2019's most talked-about comic after it was announced in February, garnering an unprecedented amount of U.S. and international coverage. The upcoming sequel will see AOC and her fellow 'Squad' members engage in a series of super-heroic mini-adventures, as they take on President Trump and the GOP establishment from within.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: The Squad Special will feature several brand-new storylines, and continue some of the most popular Capitol Hill adventures from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? and its recently-released companion comic, Talk Bernie To Me!:? The Bernie Sanders Special and AOC Surprise. The anthology-style comic will be written and drawn by several acclaimed and award-winning artists.