Capitalizing on their recent comics starring Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, publisher Devil's Due is launching a new imprint to focus on "progressive politics and populist movements that challenge both the right and the center-left" called Ballot Box Comics. The imprint will produce comics aimed at "the percentage of the country that believes in such 'radical' causes as social equality and standing up to government corruption."
Said Devil's Due founder Josh Blaylock in a press release:
We've never thought of comics books as being limited to a specific genre. They're a powerful medium for all kinds of stories to be told. And with Ballot Box Comics, we're excited to create engaging content with a political leaning, that pushes back against this administration's off-the-rails status quo.
If there's one thing the worldwide success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force taught us, it's that politically and socially-minded comic book readers are seriously underrepresented.
The imprint's first release will be the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection, a trade paperback containing reprints and new material as outlined below:
Ballot Box Comics' flagship release is entitled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection. the 144-page trade paperback will be available at physical and online retailers on April 22, 2020, with pre-orders now available at www.OcasioComic.com. The book is chock full of short-form comics (depicting AOC, her Squad, and Bernie Sanders as corruption-fighting superheroes), satirical games, puzzles, Trump and GOP skewering, and much more. Conceived by Blaylock, The Ballot Box Collection features contributions by numerous award-winning artists, and contains three comics in one paperback collection:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Squad Special (Brand new!)
Talk Bernie to Me: The Bernie Sanders Special & AOC Surprise (released July 2019)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? (released May 2019)
WHAT'S STUFFED INSIDE THE BALLOT BOX COLLECTION?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection features contributions from several acclaimed and award-winning writers/artists, including Jill Thompson (a Neil Gaiman collaborator and creator of the Scary Godmother graphic novels and TV special), Dean Haspiel (Emmy-winning title designer and longtime collaborator with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor), Jose Garibaldi: (Lego Movie 2, TMNT, Captain Underpants graphic novels), and more.