Last week DC Comics revealed their plans for June’s Pride Month, including multiple one-shots and a variant cover program. Yesterday Marvel followed suit, announcing a new Marvel’s Voices one-shot spotlighting the publisher’s LGBTQIA+ creators and characters, and multiple variant cover series both in the main line and the Star Wars titles.
Here’s a breakdown from Marvel of the stories currently slated to appear in Marvel’s Voices: Pride (2023) #1, slated for release on June 14th:
- Get the scoop on an unannounced X-Men title coming later this year in a story by writer Steve Foxe and artist Rosi Kampe starring Gimmick, the breakout character from 2020’s Children of the Atom!
- An all-new hero takes on the mantle of “Nightshade” to protect her Chicago community in a rousing tale by writer Stephanie Williams and an exciting new artist!
- Writer Sarah Gailey makes their Marvel Comics debut with a story starring Black Cat! Join Felicia Hardy at New Orleans Pride where she has a fierce encounter with the Thieves Guild—but this time she’s out for more than riches!
- Television writer Shadi Petosky (The Sandman) pens her first Marvel Comics story! Wiccan and Hulkling are on a much-needed getaway when the beloved couple finds themselves stranded. Luckily, they befriend an all-new super hero who lends a helping hand!
- Author H.E. Edgmon introduces a brand-new symbiote character!
- And much, much more!
Along with a main cover by Amy Reeder, Marvel’s Voices: Pride (2023) #1 will feature variant covers by P. Craig Russell, Phil Jimenez, and Jan Bazaldua. Here’s Russell’s variant cover:
Elsewhere throughout the month of June, artists Lucas Werneck and David Talaski will provide Pride-themed variant covers for a number of titles in the Marvel publishing line. Among the titles with those covers are:
- IMMORTAL X-MEN #12 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID TALASKI
- X-MEN #23 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
- 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
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
Additionally, as revealed on starwars.com, Marvel’s Star Wars titles will also sport Pride variant covers. Here’s a list of those titles and cover artists:
- Star Wars: Sana Starros #5 by Betsy Cola
- Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #35 by Lucas Werneck
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 #1 by Paulina Ganucheau
- Star Wars: Darth Vader #35 by Luciano Vecchio
- Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #33 by Phil Jimenez
Look for all of Marvel’s Pride-themed variant covers, along with Marvel’s Voices: Pride (2023) #1, to arrive in stores in June.