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Marvel Celebrates Pride Month with Star Wars Pride Variant Covers

Marvel and Lucasfilm have teamed up to celebrate Pride Month with a new collection of stunning Star Wars Pride variant covers. Debuting on all of Marvel’s Star Wars titles starting in June, these variant covers showcase LGBTQIA+ characters from throughout the Star Wars galaxy and were created by an incredible lineup of LGBTQIA+ talent. Each cover also features a special Pride versions of the series’ title along with the official Star Wars Pride logo.

Here are the characters fans can see in this year’s collection:

  • Marvel Comics’ breakout character and star of her own ongoing series, Doctor Aphra
  • Fellow archaeologist and self-proclaimed “arch-nemesis” of Doctor Aphra, Kho Phon Farrus
  • SabéSaché and Yané, former handmaidens of Padmé Amidala who currently play a pivotal role in the STAR WARS: DARTH VADER comic series
  • T’onga, a former bounty hunter currently being pulled back into action in the STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS comic series and her wife, Losha
  • Jedi Padawans of the High Republic era, Lula Talisola and Zeen Mrala
  • Vi Moradi, the Resistance spy who can often be found by guests visiting Black Spire Outpost at Batuu
  • Resistance Commander Larma D’Acy, known for her appearances in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, and her wife, Resistance Pilot Wrobie Tyce

Check out all seven Star Wars Pride variant covers now and pick them up starting on June 15!

  • STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #24 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAN BAZALDUA – 75960609602202431
  • STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI #2 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by DEREK CHARM – 75960620396300231
  • STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #24 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by KEI ZAMA – 75960609601502431
  • STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by PHIL JIMENEZ – 75960609986300181
  • STAR WARS #25 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JJ KIRBY – 75960609600802541
  • STAR WARS: HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA #4 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAVIER GARRÓN – 75960620225600431
  • STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #22 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by PAULINA GANUCHEAU – 75960609724102231

Marvel’s classic teen rom-com returns with Patsy Walker

Marvel’s classic rom-com Patsy Walker #1 makes its debut on Marvel Unlimited! The four-part series follows Patsy Walker and her rival Hedy Wolfe as they enter a fierce competition to win a meet-and-greet with their favorite singer, the charming Chad Collins! 

The creative team on the series includes writer Trina Robbins, color artist Derek Charm, and colorist Rico Renzi, and edited by Alanna Smith. The first issue is now available on the app in the exclusive Infinity Comic format.

Marvel’s classic teen rom-com returns as plucky Patsy Walker and her resourceful rival Hedy Wolfe enter a fierce competition to win a meet-and-greet with their favorite singer, the charming Chad Collins! 

Preview: Archie Meets Riverdale (One-Shot)

Archie Meets Riverdale (One-Shot)

Script: Daniel Kibblesmith
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Cover: Ben Caldwell
On Sale Date: 5/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie’s met a lot of people in his over-80 years of existence, including meeting himself a few times! But now Archie’s about to meet someone very unexpected: the Riverdale version of himself! That’s right, see what happens when Archie and all his pals ‘n’ gals in his good ol’ hometown of Riverdale come face-to-face with their slightly more serious television counterparts in this hilarious one-shot by Emmy-nominated writer Daniel Kibblesmith (Loki, Black Panther Vs. Deadpool, Netflix’s Inside Job) and fan-favorite Archie artists Pat and Tim Kennedy (Jughead: The Hunger, Life with Archie)!

Archie Meets Riverdale (One-Shot)

Preview: Archie Meets Riverdale (One-Shot)

Archie Meets Riverdale (One-Shot)

Script: Daniel Kibblesmith
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
Variant Cover: Ben Caldwell
On Sale Date: 5/11
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie’s met a lot of people in his over-80 years of existence, including meeting himself a few times! But now Archie’s about to meet someone very unexpected: the Riverdale version of himself! That’s right, see what happens when Archie and all his pals ‘n’ gals in his good ol’ hometown of Riverdale come face-to-face with their slightly more serious television counterparts in this hilarious one-shot by Emmy-nominated writer Daniel Kibblesmith (Loki, Black Panther Vs. Deadpool, Netflix’s Inside Job) and fan-favorite Archie artists Pat and Tim Kennedy (Jughead: The Hunger, Life with Archie)!

Archie Meets Riverdale (One-Shot)

All of DC’s Pride-Themed Variant Covers Revealed!

DC Comics has revealed all of their Pride-themed variant covers to help celebrate Pride 2022.

The final two variants revealed were Blood Syndicate: Season One #2‘s Pride Variant by Mateus Manhanini and Robin #15‘s Pride Variant by Lynne Yoshi!

Other variants are by Amy Reeder (Batman #124), David Talaski (Superman: Son of Kal-El #12), Derek Charm (Action Comics #1044), Joe Phillips (Aquamen #5), Kevin Wada (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1), Kris Anka (Poison Ivy #1), Nick Robles (Nightwing #93), Nicole Goux (Wonder Woman #788), Olivier Coipel (Harley Quinn #16), Stephen Byrne (Multiversity: Teen Justice #1).

Check them out below!

DC Reveals its Pride Month Plans

DC is celebrating Pride Month in June with new releases, new trades, and more. The celebration will be available at local comics shops, bookstores, libraries, and beyond this June with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever. In addition to DC Pride 2022, a new 100+ page Prestige format annual anthology comic, in the coming months DC will also publish a new young adult graphic novel, launch three new comic book series, publish a new Tim Drake special, feature DC Pride variant covers on multiple series, deliver a new slate of books to readers everywhere, and turn a spotlight (the Bat-Signal, too!) on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes.

In the book market and available everywhere books are sold, Galaxy: The Prettiest Star from writer Jadzia Axelrod and artist Jess Taylor will publish on May 17 to introduce entirely new characters to DC’s pantheon of heroes. DC can’t wait for you to meet Taylor, the Galaxy Crowned, and so is delivering Galaxy: The Prettiest Star FCBD Special Edition 2022 #1, a free preview on Free Comic Book Day of the young adult graphic novel about gender identity, romance, and shining as bright as the stars, to your local comics shop on May 7. It takes strength to live as your true self, and one alien princess disguised as a human boy is about to test her power!

DC Pride 2022containing all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites, is DC’s annual Pride-themed anthology comic. The 104-page Prestige format comic, publishing on May 31, will have an introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines (including a teaser for her upcoming DC project!) and will feature a main cover by Phil Jimenez and Arif Prianto, an open-to-order wraparound variant cover by Joshua “Sway” Swaby, and a 1:25 variant cover by Jen Bartel. The DC Pride 2022 creative teams, and the characters they’re developing stories for, include:

  • Alysia Yeoh and Batgirl by Jadzia Axelrod and Lynne Yoshii
  • Aquaman/Jackson Hyde by Alyssa Wong and W. Scott Forbes
  • Green Lantern/Jo Mullein by Tini Howard and Evan Cagle
  • Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Dani Fernandez and Zoe Thorogood
  • The Ray by Greg Lockard and Giulio Macaione
  • Superman/Jon Kent by Devin Grayson and Nick Robles
  • Tim Drake by Travis G. Moore
  • and more to come!

DC’s Pride anthology comic will also include contributions from J. Bone, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Samantha Dodge, Brittney Williams, and others; and new pinups by P. Craig Russell, J.J. Kirby, and more. With over 100 pages of original stories and content, DC Pride 2022 celebrates the strength and courage it takes to be a DC Super Hero.

But DC’s Pride plans aren’t limited to June! In addition to DC Pride 2022, the following comics will launch during Pride Month and continue through the year:

Poison Ivy, by G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara, with covers by Jessica Fong (main), Warren Louw (open-to-order variant and 1:100 foil variant), Nick Robles (1:25 variant), Frank Cho (1:50 variant), and Dan Mora (team variant), launches on June 7. In her new series, Ivy leaves Gotham City and sets out to complete her greatest work—a gift to the world that will heal the damage humanity has dealt to it! DC is proud to present the unbelievable next chapter in Poison Ivy’s ever-growing library in a six-issue story arc by the incredible creative team of G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara.

Poison Ivy

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons, a new series by Stephanie Williams, Alitha Martinez, and Mark Morales, with covers by Khary Randolph (main), Jae Lee (open-to-order variant), and Alitha Martinez (1:25 variant), debuts on June 7. Taking place right after the Nubia: Coronation Special, a second miniseries for the fan-favorite Amazon begins! You won’t want to miss the exciting new adventures of the one true queen, brought to you by the creative team behind Nubia & the Amazons—writer Stephanie Williams and artist Alitha Martinez! Williams, Martinez, and Morales’s new series is planned for four issues.

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons

DC Pride: Tim Drake Special, by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belén Ortega, and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, with covers by Ortega (main) and Travis Moore (open-to-order variant), collects the breakout story from Batman: Urban Legends in one volume for the very first time! This 64-page one-shot comic arriving on June 14 also features a brand-new story that sees Tim teaming up with his former Young Justice teammates and the Batgirls! Tim Drake’s 2022 path starts here!

Multiversity: Teen Justice by Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore, Marco Failla, and Enrica Eren Angiolini, with covers by Robbi Rodriguez (main), Stephanie Hans (open-to-order variant), Bengal (1:25 variant), and Failla (1:50 variant), features Kid Quick—the Future State Flash—and the other young heroes of Earth-11. Launching on June 7, the secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title! And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the brand-new series? Cohen, Lore, Failla, and Angiolini’s new series is planned for six issues.

Multiversity: Teen Justice

Throughout DC’s line of monthly comics, DC’s 2022 Pride-themed variant covers will feature artwork by Amy Reeder (Batman #124), David Talaski (Superman: Son of Kal-El #12), Derek Charm (Action Comics #1044), Joe Phillips (Aquamen #5), Kevin Wada (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1), Kris Anka (Poison Ivy #1), Nick Robles (Nightwing #93), Nicole Goux (Wonder Woman #788), Olivier Coipel (Harley Quinn #16), Stephen Byrne (Multiversity: Teen Justice #1), and more.

New DC books arriving in the coming months to add to your TBR piles, pull lists, DC Pride book clubs, in-store Pride displays, and to share with friends on TikTok will include:

  • DC Pride 2021 (4/26)
  • Galaxy: The Prettiest Star (5/17)
  • Crush & Lobo (5/17)
  • Midnighter: The Complete Collection (5/24)
  • Aquaman: The Becoming (5/24)
  • Batman: Urban Legends Vol. 2 (5/24)
  • Superman: Son of Kal-El Vol. 1: The Truth (5/31)
  • DC Poster Portfolio: DC Pride (5/31)
  • Doom Patrol by Rachel Pollack Omnibus (7/5)
  • Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – The Eat. Bang! Kill Tour Vol. 1 (8/30)

DC’s award-winning backlist of bestselling titles featuring LGBTQIA+ characters can be purchased everywhere books are sold:

  • Batwoman: Elegy
  • Batwoman: Haunted Tides
  • DC Comics: Bombshells
  • Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles
  • Gotham Central Omnibus
  • Harley and Ivy: The Deluxe Edition
  • Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass
  • I Am Not Starfire
  • Poison Ivy: Thorns
  • Suicide Squad: Bad Blood
  • The Low, Low Woods
  • You Brought Me the Ocean
  • and more!

Archie meets Riverdale in a special comics crossover!

Archie Comics is bringing you the crossover you thought you’d never see this May with the collectible one-shot comic book Archie Meets Riverdale #1Written by Emmy-nominated writer Daniel Kibblesmith with art by Archie mainstays Pat & Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms, and Jack Morelli, the special issue slips between the worlds of the comics versions of Archie and his Riverdale pals and their more dramatic counterparts.

While this isn’t the first time Archie has come face-to-face with an alternate version of himself, this special one-shot promises to pack in humor, references and surprises on every single page. How will Archie and his pals react when they come face-to-face with themselves?

Archie Meets Riverdale #1 releases May 11 in comic shops nationwide, and will boast a cover by Derek Charm with an open-to-order variant cover by Ben Caldwell.

Preview: Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1 Light & Dark

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1 Light & Dark

(W) Michael Moreci, Shane McCarthy, Nick Brokenshire, Cavan Scott (A) Ilias Kyriazis, Derek Charm, Megan Levens (A/CA) Nick Brokenshire
In Shops: Dec 29, 2021
SRP: $14.99

Brand-new middle-grade stories featuring all your favorite characters from the far reaches of the Star Wars galaxy, spanning the entire Skywalker Saga and beyond!

Includes three oversized stories featuring Rey, Finn, and Poe; Qui-Gon Jinn and the mighty Wookies of Kashyyk; and Padmé and Anakin; plus half a dozen short stories including tales of villainy starring Kylo Ren and Darth Vader himself!

First, Poe and Finn take Rey to a remote planet to continue her Jedi training. But they’re surprised to find that the First Order’s reach extends far and wide. Then, Qui-Gon joins the Wookiees of Kashyyyk for a special Life Day celebration! And after that, Padmé and Anakin face a major predicament as they struggle to navigate the politics of the Republic! Meanwhile, on the Dark Side, Kylo Ren faces the difficulties of leadership and the politics of fear. And, following the siege of Hoth, Darth Vader explores the secrets of the abandoned Rebel base.

All this, and new stories of dastardly exploits by Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Maul, Tobias Beckett and Val, and the sinister Nihil.

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 1 Light & Dark

Preview: Marvel Action: Chillers

Marvel Action: Chillers

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Derek Charm, Bill Underwood, Bowen McCurdy, Sweeney Boo, Seth Smith (A/CA) Gretel Lusky
In Shops: Nov 03, 2021
SRP: $12.99

When an ancient supernatural book threatens the world, Doctor Strange and Ironheart will have to follow its trail of destruction to stop it!

Brave the spookiest corners of the Marvel Action Universe with the Sorcerer Supreme and armored teen genius Riri Williams as they hunt the legendary Iron-Bound Book of Shuma-Gorath. Along the way they’ll hear fearful tales of its past: Iron Man’s encounter with a horrifying post-modern Prometheus! The time teenage monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone came up against a werewolf… in Captain America’s clothing! Spider-Man and Nadia Van Dyne, the Unstoppable Wasp, against a possessive symbiote out for Peter Parker’s soul! Then, in the fearful finale, the heroes learn who’s behind the Book’s chaos. And that person has one final fright to call forth!

Marvel Action: Chillers

Preview: Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1

CHILLING ADVENTURES IN SORCERY #1 (ONE SHOT)

Script: Eliot Rahal, Amy Chu, Evan Stanley
Art: Vincenzo Federici, Derek Charm, Evan Stanley, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Main Cover: Julius Ohta
Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
On Sale Date: 11/3
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE FUTURE OF ARCHIE COMICS STARTS HERE IN AN ALL-NEW ANTHOLOGY-STYLE ONE-SHOT! Madam Satan is our tour guide into this horrific world exploring the underbelly of Riverdale and its surrounding areas! Madam Satan is trying to escape Hell. She goes through the circles of Hell in reverse. Along the way she meets lost/tortured souls who tell their stories—like that of Archie Andrews, who accepted a seemingly normal job as the nighttime security shift at Riverdale’s local pizzeria and children’s mascot entertainment venue. Only to learn that the venue harbors a deep, dark, robotic, monstrous secret! And then there’s Jughead Jones, a teen who never met a food he didn’t like. Until now. What is that eerie noise coming from the kitchen…? All that plus more bonus frightful content sure to delight all Archie horror fans!

CHILLING ADVENTURES IN SORCERY #1 (ONE SHOT)
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