Previously, the first of six Star Wars Pride Month variant covers was announced and unveiled, featuring Sana Starros by Jan Bazaldua, with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg. Today, Marvel released the last of the five remaining Star Wars Pride Month variant covers in the series, each of which features LGBTQ+ Star Wars characters as depicted by LGBTQ+ creators.
In addition to releasing the remaining five variant covers, Star Wars has unveiled pride logos for each of the series that incorporate the rainbow Pride flag colors into each logo, as well as a rainbow Pride Star Wars logo.
This calls to mind the introduction of the new Progressive DC Comics Pride Logo, which will adorn the covers of all DC Comics published in June 2021. The Progressive DC Comics Pride logo is based on the updated “Progress” Pride flag designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018.
An All-Star Star Wars Pride Month Line-up
In addition to Bazaldua and Rosenberg, the Star Wars Pride Month Variant covers will also include the work of Javier Garrón, Babs Tarr, Jacopo Camagni, JJ Kirby, and Stephen Byrne. In addition to Starros, characters featured include Rae Sloan, Yrica Quell, Doctor Aphra, Terec and Ceret, and Lando Calrissian.
You can find the full press release from Marvel, including the details on which issues will feature the Star Wars Pride Month Variant covers, below this article. Will you be heading to a local comic shop near you to pick up one (or all) of these variants when they arrive in June 2021? Let The Beat know, either in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat!
MARVEL’S STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS REVEALED!
Marvel celebrates Pride Month this June with new Star Wars variant covers starring your favorite LGBTQ+ characters!
New York, NY— May 7, 2021 — Earlier today, StarWars.com revealed all six STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS coming to your local comic shop this June! Created by an all-star lineup of LGBTQ+ comic talent, this collection of incredible artwork will grace the covers of Marvel’s monthly Star Wars series throughout Pride Month. Featuring stunning depictions of popular LGBTQ+ characters from throughout the Star Wars galaxy, these eye-catching covers will also come complete with special rainbow-powered versions of each series’ title along with the official Star Wars Pride logo.
“Being invited to portray these two amazing characters was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t let slip away,” Javier Garrón told StarWars.com about drawing Jedi twins Terec and Ceret for his Star Wars: The High Republic #6 cover. “It’s a chance to highlight what I love about them and Star Wars: it’s an endless universe, immensely diverse and inclusive. With each story its limits are shattered and it becomes richer, more interesting and more fun to explore. So I wanted to draw Terec and Ceret as the powerful characters they are, filled with determination and hope. Because that’s what a great Jedi means to me. And representation matters.”
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 Jan Bazaldua, Javier Garrón, Babs Tarr, Jacopo Camagni, JJ Kirby, and Stephen Byrne! Check them out below and collect all six when they hit stands in June! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
ON SALE 06/02
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by BABS TARR (APR210950)
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STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JACOPO CAMAGNI (APR210962)
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STAR WARS #14 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by STEPHEN BYRNE (APR210954)
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STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JJ KIRBY (APR210965)
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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #11 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAN BAZALDUA with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG (APR210960)
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAVIER GARRON (APR210944)