It’s no secret that we’re (high-key) obsessed with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her grassroots political campaign took Capital Hill by storm and showed the world that Democrats—especially young Democrats—are ready and eager for a truly progressive platform on issues like tax reform and the environment. She’s also a social media maven, articulating her points and clapping back at critics in a way that proves she’s a new breed of politician who’s far better at connecting with voters than some of her older and more traditionally minded counterparts. Basically, AOC is shaking up the status quo, and even though she might not nail everything 100% of the time, she’s helped create a much-needed paradigm shift in business-as-usual politics.
And she’s so freaking inspiring that there’s now even a comic book about her.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force is a new comic brought to us by Devil’s Due Comics, an independent publishing company based in Chicago. It’s designed “to celebrate the election of the most diverse group of freshman congresspersons in history” and features comics by various writers and artists. In a statement to HelloGiggles, owner of Devil’s Due, Josh Blaylock, said,
He continued, “Personally, I wanted a way to not only entertain, but to to get my own cathartic release and vent some frustrations I think a lot of people share. And when you’re a comic book creator, that means it’s time to make a comic! What’s been overwhelming though is the amazing response from our fantastic, diverse group of contributors. The energy of everyone’s art shows that I’m not alone.”
Meanwhile, Kit Caoagas, assistant editor on the project as well as creative contributor, told HelloGiggles,
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force is set to be released on May 15th, and you can pre-order your copy here starting at $5.99. Please, just take our money already.