What does Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) have to do with DC Comics? She’s the star of the series Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & The Freedom Force: New Party, Who Dis? from publisher Devil’s Due and, following the current industry trend, the publisher has put out a number of limited retailer variant covers.
One of those covers shows AOC in a costume that DC seems to feel resembles a certain Amazon a little too closely: artist Carla Cohen’s NY Collector Cave retailer exclusive.
Following the image reveal, DC sent Devil’s Due a cease-and-desist notice demanding that the AOC covers not be distributed. This would already have been a tough item to track down in regular circumstances — with a print run of only 250 — but now it’s surely impossible, right?
Not exactly. The comics had already been printed, and some have escaped out in the world. As of this writing, you can get a copy on ebay — though for significantly higher than the cover price.
Here’s the official description of the book:
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ & FRESHMAN FORCE WHO DIS ONE SHOT
DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC
(W) Josh Blaylock, Dean Haspiel, Pat Shand, Shawn DePasquale, Various (A) Hoyt Silva, Jill Thompson (A/CA) Tim Seeley
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