Did Ocasio-Cortez Really Just Get Her Own Comic Book Series?
You’ve read correctly my friends. The Democratic darling of the House of Representatives is going to be in a new comic book series.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to be the featured heroine in a series titled, “New Party, Who Dis?”
ABC News reports,
Josh Blaylock, the founder of Devil’s Due Comics, told ABC News that the comic book will be an anthology, telling a wide range of stories.
“I have a really, really nice, sweet one that’s just like a pleasant commentary on just being excited about things. There are some completely absurd, irreverent ones that are really like just cathartic venting about, you know, the current climate that we’re living in,” Blaylock said. “Some are more just like a narrative, educational overview.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the inspiration behind an upcoming comic book. https://t.co/aR3wCegDHP pic.twitter.com/2i7NOTJ681
— ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2019
According to The Blaze,
It isn’t all just fun and games, though. There are jokes, too.
“There are some completely absurd, irreverent ones that are really just cathartic venting about, you know, the current climate that we’re living in,” he added.
The comic book anthology plans to provide “intelligent, unique commentary on current events in a way that only the comic book medium can.”
“It’s different than reading prose. It’s different than watching a movie,” he added. “It is something that happens between the panels when a talented comic book artist really knows what they’re doing, that can convey information and feelings and a story in a way that you can’t do in any other medium.”
I know you’re probably thinking this is a big joke, but it’s not.
The comic book is expected to be available for purchase around May.
This isn’t the first time that something like this has been done. I’m sure this one will be much worse, but there was a graphic novel once written on Representative John Lewis and his role in the Civil Rights movement.
Ocasio-Cortez has made no comment so far on the comic, but I’m sure she’ll tweet something stupid soon.
Photo Credit: Devil’s Due Comics. Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock, with K. Lynn Smith.