Rising star of US politics – who is known to be a comics fan – given lead role in Washington satire that promises ‘to spare no one’

Clad like a warrior woman, beckoning on her enemies with her war cry of “New party, who dis?” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made the leap from Congress to the pages of a comic book.

Out in May from independent US press Devil’s Due Comics – which is quick to point out that Ocasio-Cortez has not endorsed the project – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force is, according to its publisher, a “satire that takes aim at Washington” and “spare[s] no one”. Its cover shows the new congresswoman, smartphone in hand, in defiant pose in front of the White House; a variant cover replaces her white suit and phone with a superhero outfit and a sword.

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