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Celebrate Pride with Lando Calrissian, Doctor Aphra, and More on Star Wars Covers

In addition to an all-new series of covers by Phil Jimenez starring Marvel’s most popular LGBTQ+ heroes, Marvel Comics will also be honoring Pride Month with Star Wars Pride Covers. Throughout June, outstanding depictions of LGBTQ+ characters from the Star Wars galaxy will adorn the covers of Marvel’s monthly Star Wars titles. Fans can see Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, Rae Sloan, Yrica Quell, Terec and Ceret, and Lando Calrissian all brought to life in spectacular artwork by an incredible lineup of LGBTQ+ talent. These eye-catching covers will also feature exclusive new Pride versions of each title’s logo.

Check out the first cover below, a stunning portrait of Sana Starros by artist Jan Bazaldua and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg. And stay tuned for more reveals in the coming weeks featuring artwork by Javier Garron, Babs Tarr, Jacopo Camagni, JJ Kirby, and Stephen Byrne!

  • STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JACOPO CAMAGNI
  • STAR WARS #14 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by STEPHEN BYRNE
  • STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JJ KIRBY
  • STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #11 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAN BAZALDUA with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
  • STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAVIER GARRON
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11 Pride variant

An All-New Hero Takes Up the Shield in the United States of Captain America #1

Marvel will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Captain America with a brand-new limited series this June titled The United States of Captain America. Written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Dale Eaglesham, this groundbreaking series will see Steve Rogers teaming up with Captain Americas of the past—Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, and John Walker—on a road trip across America to find his stolen shield. Throughout the group’s journey, they’ll discover everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities, beginning with Marvel’s newest hero, Aaron Fischer!

In each issue, Cantwell and Eaglesham will be joined by a diverse lineup of all-star talent to introduce these new shield-bearers and expand on their origins and motivations in thrilling backup tales. This thought-provoking exploration of Captain America’s impact will kick off with writer Joshua Trujillo and artist Jan Bazaldua and the debut of Aaron Fischer, the Captain America of the Railways. A fearless teen who stepped up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused, Marvel Comics is proud to honor Pride Month with the rise of this new LGBTQ+ hero.

Stay tuned for information about the other new “Captains” that fans will meet throughout this extraordinary adventure. In the meantime, check out a new variant cover by Nick Robles and the original design sheet for Aaron Fischer by Jan Bazaldua. Don’t miss the start of this bold new chapter in Marvel Comics storytelling when The United States of Captain America #1 arrives on June 2nd.

Marvel Celebrates Pride Month with Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1

This June, Marvel honors Pride Month with a historic celebration of LGBTQ+ characters and creators in Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1. Following in the footsteps of the mega-popular Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices and Marvel’s Voices: Legacy, Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 will be Marvel’s first-ever queer-centered special spotlighting Marvel’s growing tapestry of LGBTQ+ characters. These stories of inspiration and empowerment will be brought to life by an assembly of writers and artists from all walks of life including Kieron Gillen, Olivier Coipel, Steve Orlando, Anthony Oliveira, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, Kris Anka, Javier Garrón, and many more!

Since 1992’s revolutionary Alpha Flight #106 proudly confirmed Northstar’s sexuality, Marvel has represented LGBTQ+ identities with a wide array of characters and stories. Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 will continue this legacy with thrilling adventures starring Mystique and Destiny, Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean, Iceman, Daken, Karma, and more. Plus, writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung make their long-awaited return to Marvel Comics with a new chapter in the love story of their hit creations: Wiccan and Hulkling! Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 will also revisit some of Marvel’s groundbreaking moments and explore the history of LGBTQ+ inclusion and storytelling at Marvel Comics.

Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 features writers Kieron Gillen, Allan Heinberg, Anthony Oliveira, Steve Orlando, Tini Howard, Leah Williams, Mariko Tamaki, Terry Blas, Crystal Frasier, Vita Ayala, J. J. Kirby, Luciano Vecchio, and more and art by Javier Garrón, Jim Cheung, Kris Anka, Jen Hickman, Paulina Ganucheau, Jethro Morales, Britney Williams, J. J. Kirby, Luciano Vecchio, Jan Bazaldua, and more. It features a cover by Luciano Vecchio.

Stay tuned for announcements on the other ways Marvel Comics will be spotlighting LGBTQ+ heroes during Pride Month and be sure to pick this up this extraordinary one-shot when Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 hits stands on June 23rd.

Marvel's Voices: Pride #1

Preview: King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #2 (of 3)

King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #2 (of 3)

(W) Marc Bernardin, Geoffrey Thorne (A) Kyle Hotz, Jan Bazaldua (CA) Tony Moore
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

IN THIS CORNER: A DRAGON MADE OF PARASITIC SLIME, SENT FROM OUTER SPACE TO CONSUME ANY AND ALL LIFE ON EARTH WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE!
IN THAT CORNER: A BOMBASTIC BEHEMOTH PACKING A HUNDRED THOUSAND TONS OF ALL-AMERICAN MUSCLE – YOU KNOW HIM, YOU LOVE HIM… AMERICAN KAIJU! YUUU! EESSS! AAAAAYY!

King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes #2 (of 3)

Preview: Star Wars #11

Star Wars #11

(W) Charles Soule (A) Jan Bazaldua (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

OPERATION STARLIGHT GOES SUPERNOVA!
• The mission to reunite the REBEL FLEET is countered by a deadly trap sprung by the cunning COMMANDER ZAHRA!
• How will WEDGE ANTILLES, SHARA BEY and the other elite pilots of STARLIGHT SQUADRON survive?
• And then there’s LANDO CALRISSIAN… forced to choose between THE REBELLION and one of his oldest friends!

Star Wars #11

Preview: Star Wars #9

Star Wars #9

(W) Charles Soule (A) Jan Bazaldua (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

UNDERTAKE A DESPERATE MISSION TO THE IMPERIAL CORE.
• In the Imperial Museum on CORUSCANT, an ancient droid holds the key to salvation of the REBEL ALLIANCE.
• The Rebels’ elite operations team, the PATHFINDERS, must pull off a daring heist right under the nose of the EMPEROR himself, with LANDO and LOBOT along for the ride!

Star Wars #9