[CHICAGO — June 5, 2019] In May, 2019, DC Comics issued a cease and desist letter to Chicago-based independent publisher Devil’s Due Comics, stating a limited-edition issue of its now-infamous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force features a cover that violates their Wonder Woman copyright. On Wednesday, June 5, Devil’s Due unveiled a tongue-in-cheek replacement cover, named The ‘Cease & DCist Edition.’ The limited 500-issue release is available at OcasioComic.com, with a portion of proceeds being donated to Raices Texas, a non-profit that provides legal services to immigrants and refugees for immigration protections.

The replacement cover — designed by longtime Devil’s Due collaborator Joel Humberto Herrera — features Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Ilhan Omar clad in superhero garb in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. Although Wonder Woman and her attire make no appearance in the ‘Cease & DCist Edition,’ Devil’s Due Comics notes it cannot confirm or deny whether her invisible jet is on the new cover.

“The irony is, the cease and desist was already a moot point by the time we received it,” notes Devil’s Due publisher Josh Blaylock. “Regardless of it being unwarranted, as a retailer exclusive, the extremely limited amount of copies were already out of our hands. I’m assuming anyone who bought one is now awaiting trial in a Hall of Justice holding cell. Thoughts and prayers.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force has been 2019’s most talked-about comic since it was announced in February, garnering an unprecedented amount of U.S. and international coverage.

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Devil’s Due Comics recently announced a Freshman Force sequel is now available for pre-order. Talk Bernie To Me!:​ The Bernie Sanders Special and AOC Surprise is a one-off commemorative comic celebrating two-time Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, featuring contributions from several acclaimed and award-winning writers/artists.

  • The cover image, drawn by French illustrator Carla Cohen, appeared on a version of the comic sold exclusively at New York retailer Collector Cave. It has Ocasio-Cortez clad in American flag-inspired superhero attire. Her outfit does not include Wonder Woman’s iconic red-starred tiara, wristbands, lasso, shield, sword, or ‘W’ logo.
  • Copies purchased prior to the cease and desist have since been listed on eBay for up to $5,450.
  • On June 3, Devil’s Due unveiled a tongue-in-cheek replacement for the controversial cover, named the ‘Cease & DCist Edition.’
  • The new MAD Magazine-style cover — designed by longtime Devil’s Due collaborator Joel Humberto Herrera — features Rep. Ocasio Cortez, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Ilhan Omar clad in outfits generically reminiscent of DC’s Justice League superheroes.
  • The ‘Cease & DCist Edition’ of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force is a limited 500-issue run, available at OcasioComic.com. A portion of proceeds will be donated to to Raices Texas, a non-profit that provides legal services to immigrants and refugees for immigration protections.
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 In May, 2019, DC Comics issued a cease and desist letter to Chicago-based independent publisher Devil's Due Comics, stating a limited-edition issue of its now-infamous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force features a cover that violates their Wonder Woman copyright. On Wednesday, June 5, Devil's Due unveiled a tongue-in-cheek replacement cover, named The 'Cease...