There's a new comic book coming out, and the heroine is none other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, the new Democratic superstar.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Congress star, a Twitter star, an Instagram star, and now she's about to become a comic book star as the heroine of the new series Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? , the new anthology published by Chicago's Devil's Due Comic.
That's right! Devil's Due founder Josh Blaylock gathered 20 collaborators across the United States and put together a series were AOC is the undisputed hero. The series is supposed to be a satire that will take aim at Washington.
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Blaylock recognized two AOC moments as what defined her as a comic book heroine. First, when she began her freshman term in Congress and was sort of like the outcast, being a Social Democrat in a sea of Democratic Representatives who wouldn't dare recognize themselves as socialists. A headline by Politico read: "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in AOC," and she answered with a quote from Watchmen:
"None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME." You should know better than to mess with a girl from the Bronx.
Blaylock describes a second moment, when she went on a Twitch stream to advocate for trans rights. AOC joined a "Donkey Kong 64" marathon to support trans rights, legislation, and her favorite video games.
Hbomberguy, the user who organized the marathon, did it for Mermaids UK, a group that provides support for trans children.
"It’s a no-brainer. Trans rights are civil rights are human rights," AOC said. That day, Hbomberguy was able to raise $340 thousand over 57 hours. That being said, it's no surprise that the comic book is objectively pro-AOC. Could it be any different?
When asked about what type of comics readers were expected to find in the series, Blaylock answered: "It's a full spectrum. Some are really over-the-top, larger-than-life cartoony heroic stories. Others are observational, sweet stories, celebrating what's happening now. Some are educational. The one guideline editorially that all contributors agreed to is its generally pro-AOC."
A portion of the proceeds from the comic book will go to charities like "Raices," which works to help immigrants and refugees, and military members, and their families. Thank you for that!
AOC then reacted by saying that having herself being portrayed as a comic book heroine was “an honor that people would put so much of their own time and talent into that all on their own”. You bet it is, AOC! The comic book will be available in May 2019, and we just can't wait.
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