Ever feel like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is full of herself?
Feel like she might be riding high without anything to show for it and should have the wind taken out of her sails?
Well, you’re not alone if you think that and now there’s bad news for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her supporters after a letter threatening legal action was sent.
If the letter is ignored there could be hell to pay and a million-dollar lawsuit might be sent too.
The juicy details are below.
Devil’s Due comics is a small, indie comic publication company that has a major crush on the Senator from the Bronx. They like her so much that they put her on the cover of a comic book and ran a limited-edition print of the comic in a store called the NY Collector Cave.
Now after only a few weeks after publishing the ridiculous fan art, Devil’s Due comics is facing a major lawsuit from a big player in the comic book industry.
While it’s not actually AOC’s fault this happened, you can bet the social media acolyte is “super bummed” she’s not going to get more publicity.
Apparently, Devil’s Due comics decided it would be a good idea to depict AOC as Wonder Woman on the front of this limited-release comic. Complete with the matching costume and even the same pose that Gal Gadot struck while posing for the recent movie.
AOC is the featured hero in the comic book titled “New Party, Who Dis?” where Devil’s Due features her “dismantling” the establishment as she takes DC to task. The comic is said to be the first in a series featuring the liberal representative.
Devil’s Due wrote this about their new hero and her escapades.
“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.”
DC Comics, who owns all the copyrights to Wonder Woman, didn’t take kindly to being ripped off and so they sent Devil’s Due a cease and desist.
“The cover in question was the NY Collector Cave retailer exclusive cover by artist Carla Cohen, which as you can see below does bear a strong resemblance to DC’s Wonder Woman. Ocasio-Cortez has an A symbol where the typical W would go, but it’s not hard to make the leap to Diana of Themyscira.”
To add insult to injury the Cease and Desist didn’t just ask for Devil’s Due to stop production of the comic, they demanded that all the copies either be sent to DC or destroyed.
Well, that’s not going to happen.
Perhaps Devil’s Due realized they’d take some heat for their comic and so they only printed 250 total comics. By the time the cease and desist arrived, the NY Collector’s Cave had sold out of the comics.
Interestingly the comic book retailed for just $5 when it was first published. Now that it’s a forbidden item there are a few popping up at the online auction site eBay and selling for $50-70.
And to think, AOC has fans who’d pay $70 for something her face is on, how bizarre.