DC Comics has announced many of the projects that will make up this year’s DC Pride celebration. From new anthologies to exclusive covers along with team-ups of iconic LGBTQIA+ characters, there’s something for every DC fan. Check out their latest offerings below!
DC Pride 2023 #1
DC’s annual anthology containing all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan favorites will be published on May 30. It will feature an introduction by Phil Jimenez, a main cover by Mateus Manhanini, and open-to-order variant covers by Gabriel Picolo (wraparound), Jen Bartel (spot foil), and Oscar Vega (cardstock). A new teaser for the anthology was also released.
“Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy go to extreme measures to get a little alone time…but there’s nowhere on the planet Crush can’t crash. Jon Kent gets a comprehensive course in dark magic when John Constantine sics a golem on him. Tim Drake and Connor Hawke learn that there is nothing more awkward than reuniting with an old friend after you’ve both come out and one of you was indoctrinated by the League of Shadows for a while. Circuit Breaker struggles to stifle his powers after the Flash of Earth-11 leaps out of the time stream and knocks them both into another dimension. Just how far would Flashlight go to honor his lost love? Discover all these stories and many more in DC Pride 2023!”
Readers will also get a five-page preview of an upcoming Dreamer story by Nicole Maines and Rye Hickman along with pinup pages by Maria Llovet, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Travis Moore, Noah Dao, Claire Roe, Babs Tarr, and more.
The DC Book of Pride
Jadzia Axelrod profiles more than 50 LGBTQIA+ characters in detail, including Harley Quinn, Jon Kent, Nubia, Tim Drake, Batwoman, Aquaman, Dreamer, new character Circuit Breaker, and many more. The DC Book of Pride (releasing on May 16) will explore key storylines and comics history for DC’s most iconic queer characters. It will also feature an exclusive cover by illustrator Paulina Ganucheau.
DC Pride: Through the Years #1
For fans looking for a unique collection of out-of-print comics, DC Pride: Through the Years #1 offers the chance to own three landmark issues along with a new teaser. The collection contains The Flash #53 by William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque, Detective Comics #854 by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams, and Supergirl #19 by Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala, and Jamal Campbell. An all-new story by Tim Sheridan and Cian Tormey featuring Alan Scott as Green Lantern will also be included in the collection, which releases June 13.
For its ongoing series, DC will also be creating special Pride covers. Pride variant covers will be released for Steelworks #1 (Joshua “Sway” Swaby), Spirit World #2 (Jessica Fong), Green Arrow #3 (Luciano Vecchio), Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #4 (Stephen Byrne), Superman #5 (W. Scott Forbes), Batman Incorporated #9 (Rosi Kämpe), Tim Drake: Robin #10 (Travis Moore), Poison Ivy #13 and Harley Quinn #31 (connecting covers by Claire Roe), Nightwing #105 (Yoshi Yoshitani), Wonder Woman #800 (Ted Brandt and Ro Stein), and Detective Comics #1073 (Amy Reeder). You can see a few of those covers here.
You can find a full curated collection of DC’s Pride offerings and in-depth explorations of its iconic LGBTQIA+ characters on DC Universe Infinite’s Pride hub.