DC unveiled Thursday an anthology comic to release in Pride month featuring LGBTQIA+ characters from across the DC Universe and celebrating the creators who bring them to life.
Launching June 8, the 80-page book will include Batwoman from the creative team of James Tynion IV and Trung Le Nguyen; Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn by Mariko Tamaki and Amy Reeder; Renee Montoya by Vita Ayala and Skylar Patridge; Pied Piper by Sina Grace, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt; Midnighter by Steve Orlando and Stephen Byrne; Flash of Earth 11 by Danny Lore and Lisa Sterle; and Green Lantern and Obsidian by Sam Johns and Klaus Janson.
The DC Pride No. 1 book will also include full-page profiles of the DC TV world’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them. Among them is Dreamer, a trans woman superhero, in a story written by Nicole Maines, who plays the character in The CW’s Supergirl. A forward will be written by comic and TV writer Marc Andreyko (Love is Love comic anthology).
Alongside the release, a series of nine Pride-themed variant covers will also be released with leading DC characters like Batman and Superman, with artwork by Kris Anka, Jen Bartel, Stephen Byrne, Paulina Ganucheau, Travis G. Moore, David Talaski, Kevin Wada and Yoshi Yoshitani.
DC’s plans for Pride month also involve the release of miniseries Crush & Lobo by Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan, which follows Crush, the daughter of bounty hunter Lobo, who is in self-destruct mode after quitting the Teen Titans and blowing up her relationship with her girlfriend.
Elsewhere, DC will publish GLAAD Media Award-nominated Suicide Squad: Bad Blood by Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and Bruno Redondo (Nightwing) on April 27; as well as the gothic romance Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger (The DUFF) and Sara Kipin on June 1. Yoshitani’s YA graphic novel I Am Not Starfire will publish July 27.
Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter.