Comic book readers have a new superhero: freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
And at the Forbidden Planet comic book shop on Manhattan's Union Square, they're saying, 'Why not?'
"She's already the closest we have to a real-life superhero,” said Kevin Lanigan, who works at the store. “She's not doing a lot of fisticuffs in the town square but she’s great, she has 100% of my support."
Titled, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Freshman Force," the AOC comic book hit stores Wednesday.
It follows the New York Democrat through a series of political adventures, each story illustrated by a different artist.
One has Ocasio-Cortez taking down the NRA in a wrestling ring. In another, she battles President Trump in an effort to "Make America Empathetic Again."
The comic book's editor, Josh Blalock, says it seemed natural to make Ocasio-Cortez a superhero.
"Her lack of fear in actually tackling issues head on, not taking contributions, sticking to a core set of principles that she's pushed forth and taking initiative on things," said Blalock.
Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of the Bronx and north-central Queens, has rocketed from obscurity as a bartender to become a progressive political powerhouse - using social media as her "lasso of truth."
Readers at Forbidden Planet Comics say it's refreshing to see a new type of hero.
"I've never seen a comic on a New York congresswoman,” one comic booker reader told NY1. “I haven’t really seen any comic books on women that much honestly, so this is going to be something new for me to ingest, I love that."
The 52-page book costs $5.99. For that money, readers also get bonus features and games. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force" is in more than 2000 physical and online comic stores in the U.S., and worldwide.
Comics fans we spoke to say they expect it to sell out.