June is Pride Month and Marvel isn’t missing a beat with their annual one-shot Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1, in celebration of LGBTQIA+ characters and creators!
Featuring a bevy of new and existing Marvel stars, this revolutionary anthology collects a brilliant variety of stories to bring Pride Month to the masses visiting their local comic book shops. Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 goes into its third year with characters representing a wide range of lifestyles and identities with stories both touching and thrilling. The usual suspects like Black Cat, Hulking, and Wiccan are all here along with some brand new faces and lead-ins to upcoming titles to really kick things up a notch! You may recall Somnus and Escapade, who made a memorable splash by dropping in the 2021 and 2022 Marvel’s Voices: Pride before going on to appear in Marauders and New Mutants. Who’s it gonna be this year? Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 invites True Believers and fans from all colors of the rainbow to see where Marvel Comics is headed in 2023!
Here’s what’s in store:
· Gimmick, the breakout character from 2020’s Children of the Atom, will star in an as yet named X-Men title set to launch later this year with a story by Steve Foxe and art by Rosi Kampe!
· A Chicago community is getting their own “Nightshade” as a new hero dons the mantle to protect her neighborhood in an exciting tale by writer Stephanie Williams and an exciting new artist!
· Making their Marvel Comics debut, writer Sarah Gailey pens an adventure starring Black Cat! Felicia Hardy is at New Orleans Pride when she clashes with the Thieves Guild – but riches aren’t her sole mission!
· Writer Shadi Petosky (of The Sandman fame) dips her ink into Marvel Comics for the first time! A vacation gone awry finds Wiccan and Hulkling stranded. Luckily, the all-new super hero they’ve made friends with is happy to lend a helping hand!
· Author H.E. Edgmon introduces a brand-new symbiote character!
· And much, much more!
Also returning are Pride Variant Covers with heroes from Marvel and a galaxy far, far away! Fans can check out some of this year’s STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS right now at StarWars.com and stay tuned later today for the reveal of this year’s MARVEL PRIDE VARIANT COVERS.
June will also see the launch of a new LOKI limited series, one of many Marvel Comics titles publishing throughout the year that spotlight LGBTQIA+ heroes. Fans can also continue to celebrate Pride in the Marvel Universe this June in current titles like Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain, New Mutants: Lethal Legion, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Star Wars: Sana Starros, and more, plus upcoming titles and Marvel Unlimited Infinity Comics this summer, including a yet to be announced FALL OF X title!