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Friends, we couldn’t leave out a single detail of the full DC Pride Anthology announcement found over on dccomics.com! Keep reading to behold some absolutely luscious cover artwork that will MAKE. YOUR. DAY!

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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 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

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. 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?

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!

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I could go for a Kid Quick, Flash of Earth-11 ongoing series.

And set it on Earth-11 because just saying “Earth-11” sounds cool.

And either call it KID QUICK or FLASH OF EARTH-11.


And Renee Montoya.

She’s going to be the subject in issue #4 of John Ridley’s THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE series.

THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #4

  • written by JOHN RIDLEY

  • art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and ANDREA CUCCHI

  • cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and MARCO MASTRAZZO

  • variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

  • PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT | ON SALE 5/25/21

  • $6.99 US | 48 PAGES | 8.5" x 10.875"

  • 4 OF 5 | FC

  • DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+ | BIMONTHLY

  • Words can be tricky. Renee Montoya has known this for most of her life. Words taught her to feel ashamed of her gender, her sexuality, and her ethnicity. The people of Gotham City taught her to hide who she was to fit in to, be loved, and in doing so, they taught her to hate herself. But from that despair came something unexpected and powerful.

  • Renee’s path from a closeted police officer in the 1990s to her time as the faceless vigilante known as the Question is one that is inextricably linked with queerness. It is one that is defiant of binaries, outmoded and hateful stereotypes, and the words that propagate them. As the Question, Renee stood in contrast to society’s rigid expectations of her, held a mirror up to the world’s face, and asked, “Who are you?”

  • The long-awaited miniseries written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) and beautifully illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi continues to explore the mythology of the DC Universe, as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes from historically disenfranchised groups.

Really looking forward to that.

Cool initiative all around though, for this DC Pride Anthology.

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I’m really excited for this!!! My only problem is that that list was essentially every LGBTQIA+ character we have, which amounts to about 15 or so.

But, semantics aside, I am soooo excited for this! I love the inclusion that i being brought into comics, and I love the believability with which DC does it

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This is so beautiful! :rainbow_flag: I’m sitting here literally teary eyed :sob:

Thank you, DC! :hugs:

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My hope for this is that it is all new stories with these characters not repackaged stories that had been published before. But overall looking forward to this! Big fan of Midnighter.

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These are new stories.

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love love LOVE that WONDER GIRL cover. :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes:

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Does this make CW’s Dreamer canon now?

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I hope so because I love her so so much.

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This is fantastic on so many levels! I always love seeing more Harlivy, this Jim Lee cover is beautiful as always and the fact that Nicole Maines is helping to bring her version of Dreamer to the comics is just so perfect! This is probably gonna be 1 of those books I buy w/out actually having read it 1st, but I’m that confident that it’s gonna be amazing :rainbow_flag:

That said, I’d also highly recommend not looking at the responses to this announcements on DC’s socials, especially Instagram, unless you feel like dealing w/ a ton of homophobic comments. The ignorance from these people is just so disheartening and shows how the Comicsgate movement has infected far too many people’s minds. People really think the Superman and Nightwing covers are DC trying to make those characters gay when they just have no concept of the fact that straight people can still support LGBTQIA+ rights. My hope is that sales for this book will be fantastic and continue to show that meaningful representation matters in many different ways

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I hope DC’s social media peeps clap back on the bigots if they’re commenting to official DC posts.

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So excited! Loved the 2016 run of Midnighter and Apollo by Orlando!!

Also look at all that beautiful art/covers​:heart_eyes:

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I can’t wait for these to arrive

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Sounds awesome™:+1: the art all look amazing.

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The rainbow means something else. Just commenting because it was a banner. There’s also an adage somewhere.

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I was actually wondering about the at least 2 that I know of that are missing - Constantine, for one, and isn’t Wondy too? EDIT WAIT she’s there I just missed her. Whoops.

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That’s why I said there are about 15. There are only about 10 on the list.

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Very excited about this — especially at the prospect of a new story about Renee as The Question!

The “LGBTQIA+” banner makes me wonder, though… where is the asexual representation? Will DC be introducing a new asexual character, or will a pre-existing one come out? The first and last time we had a canonically ace character in the comics (unless you count Rorschach, which I don’t) was Tremor, in Gail Simone and Freddie E Williams’ 2013 book The Movement.

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Kinda confused as to why Aqualad is not on the cover, but excited nonetheless. Hopefully we can continue the Trend of Jess, Alan and Jackson and have more LGBTQIA+ characters take on significant (And Widely known) roles in the DCU!

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I’m happy about this mostly for the members of the LGBTQIA community who will get to see books that embrace them openly. The world of comics is large enough that there should be something for everyone and I’m glad that DC is not only publishing these books but that they’re promoting them months in advance.

I wish Bunker was included in these stories as well as Silhouette, The Hooded Justice, Captain Metropolis and Shade, The Changing Man but I’m actually GLAAD ( :wink: ) that DC can do something as large scale as this and still leave out some significant characters. It shows that they don’t just include LGBTQIA characters to check a box or that this is something they’ve just recently gotten around to doing. Kudos to DC for this and one need only look at the Twitter feed of one of our favorite artists James Tynion IV to see how much this means to people both in and out of the DC world.

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