AOC, Sometimes Comic Book Superhero, Announces Base Office Salary
On Friday, comic book publisher Devil’s Due announced that its satirical commemorative comic will star Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as a “Washington warrior” in his latest work, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force. New Party: Who Dis?The 29-year-old lawmaker is featured on one promotional cover wearing a power suit and wielding a smartphone. In a statement, Devil’s Due said the Ocasio-Cortez comic alter ego will “engage in a series of super-heroic mini-adventures, taking on the GOP establishment from within.” The comic, due out May 15th, will also take aim at Donald Trump. She’s not alone. Former President Barack Obama was also a featured character and debuted in the Devil’s Due series Barack the Barbarian a decade ago. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was featured in a 2016 Storm Entertainment series called “Female Force.” The comic news comes amid more serious policy AOC just announced. The Congresswoman announced this week that no one on her staff would make less than $52,000 a year, a move aimed at championing a “living wage.” Salaries for the congresswoman’s office, however, would top out at $80,000 -- well below the $154,634 median wage. She announced in December that she would also pay her interns at least $15 an hour. Her office said she will likely have a team of 18 staffers in total. More here.