DC Comics Doesn't Buy Wonder Woman Cover

Ocasio-Cortez image is withdrawn from market
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
DC Comics Doesn't Buy Wonder Woman Cover
A comic book cover shows Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez looking and dressing a lot like Wonder Woman.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

"It's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the 'Freshmen Force' (of Congress) vs. the establishment in this all-new special!" So read the promotional copy from Devil's Due about its new comic. So now it's DC Comic lawyers vs. Devil's Due lawyers. The comic was produced with alternate covers, including one showing Ocasio-Cortez looking a lot like Wonder Woman, but with an "A" instead of a "W" on her costume. DC then sent a cease-and-desist letter to Devil's Due, per Bleeding Cool.

The cover had already been printed, Comic Book reports, though only 250 copies. Although they're not widely available, a few have slipped through, which means the price is going up. The asking price had reached $70 on eBay, but many copies had been pulled from the site. DC Comics has taken no stand on whether the new member of Congress from New York is a superhero. It does say the powers of its Wonder Woman include invulnerability and super strength, but that doesn't mean she has it easy. Princess Diana of Themyscira "struggles to walk a line between her warrior strength and endless compassion each and every day." (Read more Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stories.)

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