Politics and comics go hand in hand be it presidents showing up in comic books, or presidents remarking on loving comics growing up. It turns out one of the hottest democrats to enter Congress may be a big fan of comics too. In a recent tweet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quoted Alan Moore’s Watchmen. Check it out below:
To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME.” 🤣 https://t.co/8TCmKNJlkD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2019
The fact that she name drops Alan Moore shows it’s not the movie she’s thinking of too from this famous scene:
The scene Ocasio-Cortez is referencing occurs in Watchmen #6 and starts with a man giving Rorschach trouble.
Later his psychologist is reflecting on something he said.
It appears Ocasio-Cortez is well read at least when it comes to one of the greatest graphic novels of all time.
Comic book creators came out in reply to the tweet including Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Bryan Hill and G. Willow Wilson. Updated with Gerry Duggan and David Mack.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) January 11, 2019
smiley face reacs only pic.twitter.com/TelNAyfJGu
— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) January 11, 2019
— Hilluminati (@bryanedwardhill) January 11, 2019
Smiles for this comic book cred!
— David Mack (@davidmackkabuki) January 11, 2019
Tweets hotter than fry grease.
— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) January 11, 2019