Marvel celebrates Pride Month with Star Wars variant covers

by Charles LePage

Marvel will celebrate Pride Month this June with new Star Wars variant covers starring Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, Rae Sloan, Yrica Quell, Terec and Ceret, and Lando Calrissian.

Aphra_11_PrideMonthVar Marvel celebrates Pride Month with Star Wars variant covers

The press release follows:

Media Release — In addition to an all-new series of covers by Phil Jimenez starring Marvel’s most popular LGBTQ+ heroes, StarWars.com has announced that Marvel Comics will also be honoring Pride Month with STAR WARS PRIDE COVERS. Throughout June, outstanding depictions of LGBTQ+ characters from the Star Wars galaxy will adorn the covers of Marvel’s monthly Star Wars titles: STAR WARS #14, DARTH VADER #13, DOCTOR APHRA #11, BOUNTY HUNTERS #13, THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6, AND STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1. Fans can see Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, Rae Sloan, Yrica Quell, Terec and Ceret, and Lando Calrissian all brought to life in spectacular artwork by an incredible lineup of LGBTQ+ talent. These eye-catching covers will also feature exclusive new Pride versions of each title’s logo.

“This talented team of artists is bringing so much passion and enthusiasm to these covers,” Editor Tom Groneman said. “For me, sharing that passion with fans and readers is a wonderful celebration of the most unique, compelling, and iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy.”

Check out the first STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER below, a stunning portrait of Sana Starros by artist Jan Bazaldua and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg. And stay tuned for more STAR WARS PRIDE COVER reveals in the coming weeks featuring artwork by Javier Garron, Babs Tarr, Jacopo Camagni, JJ Kirby, and Stephen Byrne!

ON SALE 06/02

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by BABS TARR

ON SALE 06/09

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JACOPO CAMAGNI

ON SALE 06/16

STAR WARS #14 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by STEPHEN BYRNE

ON SALE 06/23

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JJ KIRBY

ON SALE 06/30

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #11 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAN BAZALDUA with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAVIER GARRON

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About Marvel Entertainment

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