DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

by Charles LePage

The 80-page anthology comic DC PRIDE will arrive June 8, and will feature variant covers with artwork by Kris Anka, Jen Bartel, Stephen Byrne, Paulina Ganucheau, Travis G. Moore, David Talaski, Kevin Wada and Yoshi Yoshitani.

DC-PRIDE_Cv1_Jim_Lee_Scott_Williams_Tamra_Bonvillain_60496c4c8492d7.26190010 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

The press release follows:

Media Release — DC today announced DC Pride, an 80-page anthology comic featuring LGBTQIA+ characters from across the DC Universe, and Crush & Lobo, a new eight-issue miniseries written by Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) with art by Amancay Nahuelpan (Nightwing, Wonder Woman). Crush & Lobo will launch on June 1 and DC Pride will publish on June 8. DC will also publish a series of nine Pride themed variant covers in June, showcasing DC’s top characters as realized by the comic book industry’s leading artists.

DC Pride #1 will feature LGBTQIA+ characters from all corners of DC’s ever-expanding Universe, including cameos by fan favorites Batwoman, Renee Montoya, Alan Scott, Midnighter, Apollo, Extraño, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Constantine, and more. The DC Pride creative teams, and the characters they’re developing stories for, are:

Batwoman (Kate Kane) by James Tynion IV & Trung Le Nguyen
Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn by Mariko Tamaki & Amy Reeder
Midnighter by Steve Orlando & Stephen Byrne
Flash of Earth-11 (Jess Chambers) by Danny Lore & Lisa Sterle
Green Lantern (Alan Scott) & Obsidian by Sam Johns & Klaus Janson
Aqualad (Jackson Hyde) by Andrew Wheeler & Luciano Vecchio
Dreamer by Nicole Maines & Rachel Stott
Renee Montoya by Vita Ayala and Skylar Patridge
Pied Piper by Sina Grace, Ro Stein & Ted Brandt

DCPRIDE_Cv1_var_Jen_Bartel_60496cbf6c68b1.69631671 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

SUPERMAN_Cv32_PRIDE_var_David_Talaski_60496ce2c8df63.08597771 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

NTW_Cv81_PRIDE_var_Travis_G_Moore_60496d0d57d234.77396041 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

HQ_Cv4_PRIDE_var_Kris_Anka_60496d2e6f9fc1.92415470 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

CandL_Cv1_var_Yoshi_Yoshitani_60496d551da722.46314307 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

WONDERGIRL_Cv2_PRIDE_var_Kevin_Wada_60496d793990b1.61104139 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

Additionally, DC Pride #1 will include full-page profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them, and fans of The CW’s Supergirl will be thrilled to see the first comic book appearance of Dreamer, a trans woman superhero, in a story written by actor Nicole Maines, who plays Nia Nal/Dreamer on Supergirl.

Rounding out the DC Pride anthology is a forward by Marc Andreyko (Love is Love), single-page pin-ups by artists Kris Anka, Sophie Campbell, Mildred Louis, Travis Moore, Nick Robles and Kevin Wada, with more surprises to come! The DC Pride #1 cover is by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Tamra Bonvillain.

DC will also release a series of Pride themed variant covers showcasing DC’s leading characters through the month of June, giving fans the opportunity to purchase comics featuring covers with Batman, Harley, Ivy, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more, all by cutting-edge comic book artists!

Batman #109 Pride variant cover by Jen Bartel
Crush & Lobo #1 Pride variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani
DC Pride #1 Pride variant cover by Jen Bartel
Harley Quinn #4 Pride variant cover by Kris Anka
Nightwing #81 Pride variant cover by Travis G. Moore
Superman #32 Pride variant cover by David Talaski
Teen Titans Academy #4 Pride variant cover by Stephen Byrne
Wonder Girl #2 Pride variant cover by Kevin Wada
Wonder Woman #773 Pride variant cover by Paulina Ganucheau

But DC’s Pride plans aren’t limited to June! Crush & Lobo by Tamaki and Nahuelpan, spinning out of the pages of Teen Titans Academy, will debut with a cover by Kris Anka, a Pride variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani, a 1:25 ratio variant by Christian Ward, plus an exclusive Dan Hipp team variant for participating retailers. In this new eight-issue miniseries publishing between June 2021 and January 2022, Crush, daughter of the Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo, is in full-on self-destruct mode! After rage-quitting the Teen Titans and blowing up her relationship with her girlfriend Katie, Crush decides it’s time to finally confront her father in space jail and get her baggage sorted before she wrecks everything. Like father, like daughter?

Crush_and_Lobo_Cv1_Kris_Anka_60496f42bb3621.31924381 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

Crush_and_Lobo_Cv1_1in25_var_Christian_Ward_60496f641dc7b4.81815874 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

Crush_and_Lobo_Cv1_TEAM_var_Dan_Hipp_60496f8e3c2697.96487553 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

DC will also publish GLAAD Media Award-nominated Suicide Squad: Bad Blood by Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and Bruno Redondo (Nightwing) on April 27, DC’s gothic LGBTQIA+ romance Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger (The DUFF) and Sara Kipin on June 1, and Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani’s highly anticipated YA graphic novel, I Am Not Starfire, will publish on July 27 as part of the publisher’s overall Pride plans in 2021. Lois Lane by Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins, Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell and You Brought Me The Ocean by Alex Sánchez and Julie Maroh have also been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards in 2021!

Suicide_Squad_Bad_Blood_Tom_Taylor_Bruno_Redondo_60496fec797665.38776879 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

POSIONTHORNS_Cv1_PrideLG_CVR_Kody_Keplinger_Sara_Kipin_6049700c286249.98482255 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

I_Am_Not_Starfire_CVR_Mariko_Tamaki_Yoshi_Yoshitani_60497022d197c0.97586688 DC PRIDE anthology to feature nine Pride themed variant covers

Stay tuned for more Pride announcements from DC between now and June! #DCPride

You may also like

Leave a Reply