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Marvel Preps For Pride Month Celebration With Reveal of Pride Variants

Marvel Comics Pride Covers Continues The Publisher’s Tradition Of Supporting The LGBTQIA+ Community

 

June is recognized as Pride Month in the United States. Across the country, Americans will be participating in events to celebrate pride and support members of the LGTBQIA+ community. Marvel Comics will continue its tradition of supporting those in the LGBTQIA+ community by releasing another Marvel: Voices special. Today, Marvel Comics Pride covers were revealed by the publisher.

This year’s slate of covers are drawn by Betsy Cola and Davi Go and will appear across eight Marvel titles in the month of June as it focuses on several popular characters within the Marvel Universe. Check out the covers below, courtesy of Marvel Comics. And make sure you visit your local comic book shop to get your orders in.

 

On Sale 6/5
X-MEN #35 PRIDE ALLIES VARIANT COVER BY BETSY COLA

On Sale 6/12
INCREDIBLE HULK #13 PRIDE ALLIES VARIANT COVER BY BETSY COLA

SCARLET WITCH #1 PRIDE ALLIES VARIANT COVER BY DAVI GO

On Sale 6/19
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #52 PRIDE ALLIES VARIANT COVER BY DAVI GO
IMMORTAL THOR #12 PRIDE ALLIES VARIANT COVER BY DAVI GO

On Sale 6/26
DAREDEVIL #10 PRIDE ALLIES VARIANT COVER BY DAVI GO

JACKPOT & BLACK CAT #4 PRIDE ALLIES VARIANT COVER BY BETSY COLA

 

From the press release:

On sale throughout June, this year’s Pride variant covers were drawn by two of the industry’s most promising talents—Betsy Cola and Davi Go. Across eight stunning covers on Marvel’s hottest titles, celebrate LGBTQIA+ heroes from throughout the Marvel Universe, including members of the Avengers, the X-Men, and more. Each piece teams up LGBTQIA+ characters with one of their fellow icons, showcasing both the spirit of Pride Month and exemplifying the importance of strong allyship.

 

Here are some of the characters spotlighted on this year’s covers:

 

  • America Chavez, who delivered justice…like lightning! during Devil’s Reign in Thunderbolts.
  • Angela, who returns later this month in Immortal Thor #11 where she’ll team up with her siblings to rescue another child of Odin!
  • Black Cat, whose team-up series with Mary Jane Watson, Jackpot & Black Cat, is on sale now.
  • Hercules, soon rejoining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the upcoming Blood Hunt tie-in issues of Avengers.
  • Hulkling, the “King of Space” who’s made recent appearances throughout the Marvel Universe in Captain Marvel, Loki, and more.
  • Lightning, the most electrifying member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes who played a pivotal role in 2018’s “No Surrender” event. He’ll be rejoining the team later this year in a yet-to-be announced new Avengers title.
  • Loki, currently sowing chaos and reigniting an eons-old sibling rivalry in Immortal Thor.
  • Northstar, the groundbreaking first openly gay character in Marvel Comics. Fans recently saw Northstar lead a new iteration of Canada’s premier super-team during the Fall of X limited series, Alpha Flight.
  • Rachel Summers, currently playing a pivotal role in Krakoa’s final battle in Rise of the Powers of X. She will star alongside her girlfriend, Betsy Braddock, in the upcoming new run of X-Force.
  • Rūna, a legendary Valkyrie who first appeared in 2021’s King in Black crossover before making appearances in the pages of Thor, Avengers Unlimited, and more.

And as always, check back here at The Comic Book Spot for your news and reviews of all things comics.

 

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