Yesterday, Marvel released their first look at this year’s MARVEL’S VOICES PRIDE #1 one-shot and now, it’s time to debut some of this year’s extraordinary MARVEL PRIDE VARIANT COVERS!
Related: MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE Returns With New Stories, Characters, & More
Brought together by two of the industry’s hottest talents, Lucas Werneck and David Talaski, these covers feature a diverse lineup of LGBTQIA+ heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe, including icons, rising stars, fan-favorites, and recent breakout characters.
Across six vibrant pieces, Werneck and Talaski capture the joy of Pride Month with characters being their authentic selves in pure celebration and showcase their resilience and might in powerful portraits! This gorgeous collection will bring Pride Month to your local comic shop on select titles all throughout June!
Here are the characters who will be spotlighted this year and the comics where you can find their stories:
- Rachel Summers: aka Askani, the daughter of Jean Grey and Scott Summers from an alternate future, longtime Phoenix host, and overall mutant powerhouse, is currently fighting alongside Captain Britain in the pages of Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain!
- Aaron Fischer: aka the Captain America of the Railways, debuted in 2021’s United States of Captain America as a protector of fellow runaways, and after recent appearances in Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, will star in his own upcoming Marvel Unlimited Infinity Comic!
- Black Cat: Marvel’s greatest thief and one of Spider-Man’s fiercest allies, fans can catch Felicia Hardy clawing her way through villains and committing legendary heists in her latest series, Mary Jane & Black Cat, and in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man!
- Fang: aka Daken, son of Wolverine, former X-Men villain, and one of mutantkind’s deadliest warriors, has served Krakoa bravely in team books like X-Factor and Marauders and this summer, he’ll star in a yet-to-be-announced FALL OF X title!
- Escapade: The breakout mutant hero from last year’s Marvel’s Voices: Pride is currently learning how to use her one-of-a-kind powers and proving herself amongst the brightest heroes of the X-Men’s next generation in the limited series New Mutants: Lethal Legion!
- Web-Weaver: The most fabulous hero in the Spider-Verse, slayed the runway and supervillains alike in last year’s Edge of Spider-Verse and, after recent appearances in Spider-Man, will headline his next solo adventure in next month’s Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse!
In the Marvel Press release announcing the variant cover series, Werneck said:
“The category is PRIDE! It was so fun to make these three covers. My idea was to put the characters in a Ballroom setting, living the best moment of their lives to remind ourselves to do the same. We’re beautiful the way we are and we deserve to shine and be happy. I’m so thrilled to be part of Marvel’s Pride celebration for a second year, this means a lot to me! I really hope fans enjoy these covers as much as I enjoyed making them!”
Collaborator David Talaski added:
“I love comics, and it’s always exciting when I get to draw these characters, but it becomes an honor when it’s for my community of Queer comic fans. What makes getting to draw Aaron, Rachel and Daken special is that they’re all LGBTQIA+ characters from across 40 years of comics so it feels like I get to make something, not just for longtime fans, but for new ones as well.”
Check out the first four covers and release dates now:
On Sale June 7, 2023
X-MEN #23 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
IMMORTAL X-MEN #12 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID TALASKI
On Sale June 14, 2023
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
CAPTAIN AMERICA: COLD WAR OMEGA #1 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID TALASKI
X-MEN RED #12 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID TALASKI
On Sale June 21, 2023
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
Stay tuned for the rest to be revealed at a later date from Marvel Comics.