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DC Comics Previews 'DC Pride #1" Art, Includes 'Be Gay, Do Crimes' Story
DC Comics is giving us a little preview of their upcoming giant sized DC Pride #1 anthology, and we cannot wait to see all of our favorite queer superheroes and villains!
With Pride month fast approaching, DC Comics has given us a preview of their upcoming anthology of LGBTQ+ characters from throughout the multiverse. Not only does the issue feature stories about queer characters, but the writers and artists are queer as well.
The issue features everyone from Aqualad, to Apollo and Midnighter, to Harley and Ivy, Batwoman, and John Constantine. While many of the queer characters are featured in short stories, some of them -- John Constantine, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Catman, Aqualad, and Scandal Savage -- also feature in pinups by LGBTQ+ artists.
The book will also feature full-page profiles of DCTV's LGBTQ+ characters paired with Q&A's from the actors who play them. This includes Javicia Leslie (Batwoman), Matt Ryan (John Constantine), Nicole Maines (Dreamer), Matt Bomer (Negative Man), and Nafessa Williams (Thunder).
DC Pride #1 will be available June 8 wherever comics are sold.
Cover by Jen Bartel. This is one of nine Pride themed variant covers that will be released in June. It also features the DC Pride logo featuring the Progress Pride Flag.
“He’s the Light of My Life”
A story about the original Green Lantern Alan Scott and Obsidian. By Sam Johns, Dave McCaig, and Tom Napolitano.
Trans superhero Dreamer's first appearance in the comics. By Nicole Maines (who plays Dreamer in the TV show Supergirl), Rachael Stott, Enrica Eren Angiolini, and Steve Wands.
"By the Victors"
A story about Midnighter and Extrano by Steve Orlando, Stephen Byrne, and Josh Reed.
"Another Word for Truck to Move Your Furniture"
A comic featuring our favorite villainous ladies, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn by Mariko Tamaki, Amy Reeder, Marissa Louise, and Ariana Maher.
Aqualad Jackson Hyde and the JLQ star in this story by Andrew Wheeler, Luciano Vecchio, Rain Beredo, and Becca Carey.
"Clothes Makeup Gift"
Nonbinary Flash Jess Chambers and Andy Curry, the daughter of Aquaman and Mera go on a date in this story by Danny Lore, Lisa Sterle, Enrica Eren Angiolini, and Becca Carey.
"The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass"
Lesbian superhero Batwoman stars in this tale from James Tynion IV, Trung Le Nguyen, and Aditya Bidikar.
"Be Gay, Do Crimes"
Rogues Pied Piper and Drummer Boy face off in this story from Sina Grace, Ro Stein & Ted Brandt, and Aditya Bidikar.
"Try the Girl"
Renee Montoya, aka, The Question, stars in this story by Vita Ayala, Skylar Patridge, Jose Villarrubia, and Ariana Maher.