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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be a superhero in new comic book

February 22, 2019

Progressive lightning rod Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York will be featured in a new comic book as a political superhero.

Devil’s Due Comics, a North American publisher, announced Friday it will release a one-time comic book “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force” in May. The comic book will be a satirical take on the partisan ploys in Washington.

In 2009, the publisher released a comic “Barack the Barbarian” parodying former President Barack Obama, which includes characters based on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton.

“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,” publisher Josh Blaylock said in a statement.

A portion of the proceeds will go to America’s United Service Organization and Raices Texas, a nonprofit offering legal support for immigrants.