DC Comics has announced a DC Pride themed 80-page anthology comic to be released in June, which will feature DC’s LGBTQIA+ characters. In addition to this anthology, they will also publish a series of nine Pride themed variant covers throughout the month.

  • 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

DC Pride #1 will feature full page profiles of LGBTQIA+ characters (and the actors who play them) from DCTV shows, including the first comic appearance of Dreamer, from The CW’s Supergirl, played by Nicole Maines.

Check out the DC Pride covers here and read the full press release below.

  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi
  • DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic & More - The Illuminerdi

DC Proudly Announces ‘DC Pride’ Anthology Comic to arrive June 8 and ‘Crush & Lobo’ Comic Book Miniseries Launching on June 1

Nine Pride themed variant covers will feature artwork by Kris Anka, Jen Bartel, Stephen Byrne, Paulina Ganucheau, Travis G. Moore, David Talaski, Kevin Wada and Yoshi Yoshitani

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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

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 Pride’ Anthology Comic

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
DC Pride 1
DC Pride, Superman 32
DC Pride, Nightwing 81
DC Pride, Harley Quinn 4
DC Pride, Crush & Lobo 1
DC Pride, Wonder Girl 2

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.

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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? 

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DC Pride, Crush & Lobo
DC Pride, Crush & Lobo

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!

DC Pride, Suicide Squad: Bad Blood
DC Pride, Poison Ivy: Thorns
DC Pride, Starfire

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

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