Fans of queer comics rejoice, DC Comics has got your number this summer.
In celebration of Pride, DC Comics is releasing a new anthology comic featuring not only LGBTQ+ characters from the superhero universe, but also writers and artists as well. DC Pride #1 will be published on June 8, and features 80 pages of comics about your favorite queer superheroes written and drawn by your favorite writers and artists.
The lineup of superqueeros includes Batwoman (Kate Kane), fan-favorite couple Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, Midnighter, the nonbinary Flash of Earth-11, the original Green Lantern (Alan Scott) and his son Obsidian, Aqualad, Dreamer, Renee Montoya, and Pied Piper.
Creators featured in the anthology include James Tynion IV, Mariko Tamaki, Steve Orlando, Sam Johns, Vita Ayala, Sina Grace, Amy Reeder, Trung Le Nguyen, Stephen Byrne, Danny Lore, Lisa Sterle, Klaus Janson, Luciano Vecchio, Nicole Maines, Rachel Stott, Skylar Patridge, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt.
In addition to the stories, DC Pride #1 will feature full page profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQ+ characters and the actors who play them. There’s also a forward by Mark Andreyko (Love is Love) and pin ups by queer artists Kris Anka, Sophie Campbell, Mildred Louis, Travis Moore, Nick Robles, and Kevin Wada.
The anthology will also feature the introduction of trans superhero Dreamer into the comics universe, after she was played by Nicole Maines on the CW’s Supergirl TV show. Maines returns to write a Dreamer story for the anthology with art by Rachel Stott.
DC Comics is also releasing a series of special edition Pride variant covers of some of their biggest titles by Jen Bartel, Yoshi Yoshitani, Paulina Ganucheau, and David Talaski, as well as Anka, Moore, Byrne and Wada.
Finally, Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan are launching an all new six-issue mini series. Crush and Lobo starring the "Main Man" Lobo and his daughter Crush. According to a statement, the story will focus on Crush “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?” The first issue will debut June 1.