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Ocasio-Cortez Comic Book Reveals How Dems Really See Nancy Pelosi

Ocasio-Cortez Comic Book Reveals How Dems Really See Nancy Pelosi

“This is visual confirmation that we are in the darkest timeline.”

Users on social media mocked a comic book starring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for depicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as a toned superhero with six-pack abs.

The release this week of “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis?” excited liberals by capturing their adulation for progressive icon Ocasio-Cortez, and Pelosi, a veteran Democrat politician.

But conservatives’ reception of the work has been lukewarm to say the least, particularly when it comes to how Pelosi is portrayed.

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“This apparently how the left pictures ⁦Speaker Pelosi⁩ as featured in the ⁦AOC⁩ comic,” Red State writer Brandon Morse wrote in a caption accompanying a scene from “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis?”

In the comic, a topless and extremely muscular Pelosi, breasts obscured by a towel and what appears to be a dust cloud, shouts out, “Hey Rookie!”

Conservatives were simultaneously amused and horrified.

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“What is this hell,” tweeted gaming journalist Ian Miles Cheong, to which Morse replied: “This is visual confirmation that we are in the darkest timeline.”

“NOBODY in the history of NEVEREVER will be able to unsee that image again!” exclaimed one commenter.

Other users referenced controversies in the news.

“Soon after she signed up for a power meet and crushed all Women’s previous records,” wrote one commenter.

Liberal comic book artist Joshua Blaylock, who founded independent comic book publisher Devil’s Due, created “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis?”

“There’s just something about Alexandria that resonates with so many people,” Blaylock told CNN in February. A description on the comic’s website touts it as a celebration of “the election of the most diverse group of freshman congresspersons in history.”

Among conservatives and liberals alike, Ocasio-Cortez continues to be a lightning rod and a central figure in the mainstream culture wars. A perennial target of criticism on Fox News, as well as a frequent instigator of Twitter spats, her (and her social media team’s) success at riling up her ideological opposition has earned her comparisons to President Donald Trump. And while right-leaning detractors peg the 29-year-old politician as a paper tiger with all flash and no substance, she continues to win plaudits from the legions of left-leaning admirers who appreciate her unapologetic progressivism.

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Cover image: Nancy Pelosi in Ocasio-Cortez comic book (Screen grab)



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