DC Comics Celebrates Pride Month Big With A Pride One-Shot, ‘Crush & Lobo’ Mini-Series And Variant Covers Featuring LGBTQA+ Characters

by Olly MacNamee

DC Comics are marking Pride month with a number of new releases this June. There’s DC Pride (out on June 8th), an 80-page anthology one-shot featuring LGBTQIA+ characters from across the DC Universe, and Crush & Lobo (out on June 8th), a new eight-issue miniseries written by Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) with art by Amancay Nahuelpan (Nightwing, Wonder Woman).

DC will also publish a series of nine Pride inspired variant covers in June too, showcasing DC’s top characters as realized by the comic book industry’s leading artists. And you can see a few below for Superman #32, Nightwing #81 and Wonder Girl #2, as well as four covers for Crush & Lobo #1 too.

DC Pride #1 will feature LGBTQIA+ characters from all corners of DC’s ever-expanding Universe. The DC Pride creative teams, and the characters they’re developing stories for inclusion in the anthology, 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

Here’s the list of creators providing the variant covers throughout June on some of your favourite titles:

  • 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 #774 Pride variant cover by Paulina Ganucheau


Additionally, DC Pride #1 will include full-page profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them. Plus, fans of The CW’s Supergirl will get 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.



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