This year DC Comics is once again celebrating Pride Month and showcasing the diversity throughout the year in multiple ways:
DC Pride is back again with a brave, bold, and all-new collection of stories starring DC’s stable of fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters—many of whom will find themselves in thrilling team-ups the likes of which you’ve never seen before!
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DC Pride 2023 #1
DC’s annual anthology containing all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan favorites will be published on May 30, 2023.
The 104-page Prestige format comic 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).
The DC Pride 2023 creative teams and the characters they are developing stories for include:
- Tim Drake and Connor Hawke by Nadia Shammas and Bruka Jones
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 and the Flash of Earth-11 by A.L. Kaplan
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
- Jon Kent and John Constantine by Christopher Cantwell and Skylar Patridge
Jon Kent gets a comprehensive course in dark magic when John Constantine sics a golem on him.
- Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Crush by Leah Williams and Paulina Ganucheau
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
- Multiversity by Grant Morrison and Hayden Sherman
Just how far would Flashlight go to honor his lost love?
- Midnighter, Apollo and Alan Scott Green Lantern by Josh Trujillo and Don Aguillo
- Ghost-Maker and Catman vs. Cannon and Saber by Rex Ogle and Stephen Sadowski
- Natasha Irons and Nubia by Mildred Louis
Discover all these stories and many more in DC Pride 2023, as DC’s Pride anthology comic will also include a five-page preview of an upcoming Dreamer story by Nicole Maines and Rye Hickman. Pinup pages in DC Pride 2023 will feature artwork by Maria Llovet, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Travis Moore, Noah Dao, Claire Roe, Babs Tarr, and more. With over 100 pages of original stories and content, DC Pride 2023 celebrates the boldest and bravest of DC’s Super Heroes!
DC Pride 2023 #1 wraparound variant cover by Gabriel Picolo
Oscar Vega’s DC Pride 2023 #1 Cardstock Variant Cover
Clockwise from top left: DC’s Harley Quinn, Circuit Breaker, Apollo, Nubia, Dreamer, and Connor Hawke
Jen Bartel Variant Cover:
DC Pride: Through the Years #1
DC will also be publishing a special-edition comic book, DC Pride: Through the Years #1, collecting three out-of-print comics in an oversize new release. Take a journey through over 30 years of fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters in the DC Universe with this collection that not only remembers and celebrates landmark issues of days past but also teases exciting new stories yet to come!
DC Pride: Through the Years (80 pages), with a cover by Derek Charm, will publish on June 13 and contains reprints of The Flash #53 by William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque, in which villain turned hero Pied Piper comes out to his friend the Flash and helps thwart a dastardly villain; Detective Comics #854 by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams, featuring the thrilling beginning of Batwoman’s first solo series, which launched her into stardom; and Supergirl #19 by Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala, and Jamal Campbell, which tells the story of Lee Serrano, a nonbinary teenager who befriends the Girl of Steel. It also includes an all-new story by Tim Sheridan and Cian Tormey featuring Alan Scott as Green Lantern, teasing exciting new stories that will light the way for Alan’s next great adventure.
The DC Book of Pride
An official collaboration between DK and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, The DC Book of Pride is an inspiring illustrated hardcover that 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.
Authored by Galaxy: The Prettiest Star writer Jadzia Axelrod, it illustrates the rich histories, fascinating origins, amazing superpowers, and key storylines of DC’s leading queer Super Heroes and Super-Villains. With stunning interior artwork and an exclusive cover by renowned illustrator Paulina Ganucheau, this DK book is a wonderful guide for DC fans that arrives just in time for Pride Month on May 16.
Fans can also celebrate DC Pride and read comics featuring LGBTQIA+ characters online by visiting the DC Universe Pride hub page on DC Universe Infinite, DC’s premium digital comic book service. New titles are added every month, and a selection of free-to-read titles will be featured for registered users during Pride!
DC and Warner Bros. Discovery are proud to be working in partnership with LGBTQIA+ organizations such as Trans Lifeline, PFLAG National, The Trevor Project, Family Equality, Human Rights Campaign, and Athlete Ally, and more to celebrate Pride in 2023.
Warner Bros. Discovery and its brands have long-standing relationships with these nonprofit partners through the ongoing support of their work and year-round collaboration on social impact initiatives.
Through paneling, events, advertising, outreach, and more, these partnerships help to create a more inclusive and compassionate culture for all superhero fans and provide resources for readers looking to learn more about these nonprofit organizations.
- DC Pride 2023 #1, DC’s annual Pride anthology comic, publishing on May 30
- Eisner Award-winning artist Phil Jimenez to write an introduction to DC Pride 2023 #1
- Grant Morrison and Hayden Sherman to create an original Multiversity story for DC Pride 2023 #1
- DC Pride: Through the Years #1 publishes on June 13
- The DC Book of Pride, an official collaboration between DK and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, publishes on May 16
- DC Pride: The New Generation, a hardcover book collecting the stories from the anthology comic DC Pride 2022 #1, publishes May 23
Stay tuned for a look at Variant Covers and more Pride announcements from DC and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products between now and June!