- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

An upcoming comic book touting the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez features a slew of hagiographic covers — including one in which she punches out President Trump.

Comic book legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby produced “Captain America Comics #1” in 1941, which featured the “star-spangled Avenger” punching out Adolf Hiter. Now, modern artists and writers have teamed up for a project that casts the New York Democrat in the role of a superhero while Mr. Trump is portrayed as a genocidal maniac.

“‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis?’ will hit online and physical retail outlets on Wednesday, May 15,” Sweat Equity Publicity said Tuesday in a press release for publisher Devil’s Due. “To mark the occasion, the Chicago-based comic book publisher has teamed up with a number of comic shops to provide 12 different collectible covers, available as limited-edition purchases at each retailer’s location or website.”

Other notable variant covers include one inspired by 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” with Mr. Trump in the role of the famous character, and “The Amazing Spider-Man #583,” which teamed the iconic hero with former President Obama in 2009.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez essentially stands in for Mr. Obama while a blue donkey stands in for Spider-Man.



The issue’s story also features high-profile Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. One scene features the 79-year-old California Democrat sporting washboard abs.

Mrs. Pelosi’s character steps out of a shower, congratulates the “rookie” and warns her about “special interests” in the nation’s capital.

“It’s an honor people would put so much of their time and talent into that all on their own,” the lawmaker told the entertainment website TMZ earlier this year. “I’m especially honored that they’re donating proceeds to Raices Texas [a nonprofit 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.”

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