Next week sees the release of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis?, an anthology comic highlighting the new House Representative as a super hero. Publisher Devil’s Due Comics is celebrating the release with twelve separate variant covers including some exclusive to specific retailers across the country. In addition to the mini-adventures, the comic also includes activities and games like “Where’s Mitch?”
Devil’s Due Publisher Josh Blaylock says:
The excitement behind Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has proven to be so great that comic book shops across the country not only wanted to support AOC And The Freshman Force, but to design exclusive editions limited to their stores. We hope everyone from comic collectors to fans of AOC and Washington politics will get a kick out of them.
Contributors to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? include Jill Thompson, Dean Haspiel, Jose Garibaldi, Hoyt Silva, Marguerite Dabaie, Christa Cassano, Tim Seeley, Josh Blaylock, Travis Hymel, Pat Shand, K. Lynn Smith, Kit Caoagas, Larry Watts, Bob Sikoryak, Adam McGovern, Nick Accardi, Shawn DePasquale, Elizabeth Marley Kim, Jason Goungor, Sherard Jackson, Peter Rostovsky, Jeffrey Burandt, and Sean Von Gorman. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Military Veterans’ charity and Raices.org.
Although Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not officially endorsed the comic, nor is she directly affiliated with it, she is aware. She told TMZ:
It’s an honor people would put so much of their time and talent into that all on their own. I’m especially honored that they’re donating proceeds to Raices Texas [a non-profit that provides legal services to immigrants and refugees] for immigration protections. So that part of the project, if it can benefit communities that need it, that’s really amazing.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? is set for release on May 15th, 2019.