A new comic book cover featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the heroine has been given the red light after DC Comics said the artwork looks too similar to that of another powerful woman: Wonder Woman.
Ocasio-Cortez is the lead in a new comic from Devil’s Due titled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & The Freedom Force: New Party, Who Dis?
“Grab a hamberder and grab a cup of covfefe and prepare to enjoy this read!” a promotional webpage reads, giving a cheeky hat-tip to Donald Trump's mispronounced words.
A description of the comic book outlines what the story is about:
It’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the “Freshmen Force” (of Congress) vs. the establishment in this all-new special! Comic creators converge to celebrate the election of the most diverse group of freshman Representatives in history, and spare no-one in this satire that takes aim at Washington. From the house that brought you Barack the Barbarian! Featuring comics from various artists and bonus activities and games. In Shops: May 15, 2019
The publisher has released special limited retailer variant covers, and one of them has drawn the ire of DC Comics for being too close to it's iconic Wonder Woman character, and according to Bleeding Cool, they’ve sent a cease and desist to Devil’s Due.
The cover that caused the problem was the NY Collector Cave retailer exclusive cover by artist Carla Cohen, Comicbooks reports.
The New York congresswoman’s character has an A symbol on her chest, similar to that of Wonder Woman’s W, and has her wearing a metallic tiara and blue skirt.
DC Comics are asking Devil’s Due Comics not to distribute the 250 copies of the special cover – requesting that the AOC special not be distributed, but recalled and returned or destroyed.
The covers have already been printed and the cover was originally sold for $30 by New York’s Collector Cave but are now commanding up to £50 on eBay with their value predicted to rise so get in quick.