• Jake Wright

DC Reveal Their Pride Month 2022 Line Up

(via: DC Comics)

DC’s 2022 Pride celebration will be hitting your local comic shop store this June with plenty more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever. In addition to DC Pride 2022, DC will also be publishing a brand-new 100+ page Prestige format annual anthology comic, a new young adult graphic novel, three new comic book series’, a new Tim Drake special, feature DC Pride variant covers on multiple series and much more to celebrate Pride month in June.

DC’s Pride 2022 anthology issue will be containing plenty of LGBTQIA+ characters within the DC universe. The 104-page Prestige format comic, hitting shelves on May 31, will have an introduction by activist and actress, Nicole Maines (including a teaser for her upcoming DC project) and will feature a main cover by artists Phil Jimenez and Arif Prianto, a wraparound variant cover by Joshua “Sway” Swaby, and a 1:25 variant cover by Jen Bartel.

The Pride anthology creative teams, and characters included in the comic, are:

  • Alysia Yeoh and Batgirl by Jadzia Axelrod and Lynne Yoshii

  • Aquaman/Jackson Hyde by Alyssa Wong and W. Scott Forbes

  • Green Lantern/Jo Mullein by Tini Howard and Evan Cagle

  • Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Dani Fernandez and Zoe Thorogood

  • The Ray by Greg Lockard and Giulio Macaione

  • Superman/Jon Kent by Devin Grayson and Nick Robles

  • Tim Drake by Travis G. Moore

  • and more to come!

As announced by dccomics.com DC’s Pride anthology comic will also include contributions from J. Bone, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Samantha Dodge, Brittney Williams, and others; and new pinups by P. Craig Russell, J.J. Kirby, and more.

This exciting news coming out of DC isn’t the only thing to catch many eyes of fans across the globe, as not only are they publishing their highly anticipated Pride anthology, but DC have also made the announcement that many new comic series’ will be debuting in the month of June and carrying on after Pride month is over. Check out all the comic titles announced alongside their main and variant covers via dccomics.com:

Poison Ivy, by G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara, with covers by Jessica Fong (main), Warren Louw (open-to-order variant and 1:100 foil variant), Nick Robles (1:25 variant), Frank Cho (1:50 variant), and Dan Mora (team variant), launches on June 7. In her new series, Ivy leaves Gotham City and sets out to complete her greatest work—a gift to the world that will heal the damage humanity has dealt to it! DC is proud to present the unbelievable next chapter in Poison Ivy’s ever-growing library in a six-issue story arc by the incredible creative team of G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara.

Poison Ivy #1 covers by Jessica Fong (main) and Kris Anka (Pride variant)

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons, a new series by Stephanie Williams, Alitha Martinez, and Mark Morales, with covers by Khary Randolph (main), Jae Lee (open-to-order variant), and Alitha Martinez (1:25 variant), debuts on June 7. Taking place right after the Nubia: Coronation Special, a second miniseries for the fan-favourite Amazon begins! You won’t want to miss the exciting new adventures of the one true queen, brought to you by the creative team behind Nubia & the Amazons—writer Stephanie Williams and artist Alitha Martinez! Williams, Martinez, and Morales’s new series is planned for four issues.

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1 covers by Khary Randolph (main) and Kevin Wada (Pride variant)

DC Pride: Tim Drake Special, by Meghan Fitzmartin, Belén Ortega, and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, with covers by Ortega (main) and Travis Moore (open-to-order variant), collects the breakout story from Batman: Urban Legends in one volume for the very first time! This 64-page one-shot comic arriving on June 14 also features a brand-new story that sees Tim teaming up with his former Young Justice teammates and the Batgirls! Tim Drake’s 2022 path starts here!

DC Pride: Tim Drake Special #1 covers by Belén Ortega (main) and Travis G. Moore (variant)

Multiversity: Teen Justice by Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore, Marco Failla, and Enrica Eren Angiolini, with covers by Robbi Rodriguez (main), Stephanie Hans (open-to-order variant), Bengal (1:25 variant), and Failla (1:50 variant), features Kid Quick—the Future State Flash—and the other young heroes of Earth-11. Launching on June 7, the secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title! And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the brand-new series? Cohen, Lore, Failla, and Angiolini’s new series is planned for six issues.

Multiversity: Teen Justice #1 covers by Robbi Rodriguez (main) and Stephen Byrne (Pride variant)

Many already running comic titles will receive special Pride Month variant covers for the issues that release within the month of June. The issues and variant cover artists include Amy Reeder (Batman #124), David Talaski (Superman: Son of Kal-El #12), Derek Charm (Action Comics #1044), Joe Phillips (Aquamen #5), Kevin Wada (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1), Kris Anka (Poison Ivy #1), Nick Robles (Nightwing #93), Nicole Goux (Wonder Woman #788), Olivier Coipel (Harley Quinn #16), Stephen Byrne (Multiversity: Teen Justice #1), and many more waiting to be revealed.

Pride variant covers by David Talaski (Superman: Son of Kal-El #12) & Amy Reeder (Batman #124)

Pride variant covers by Olivier Coipel (Harley Quinn #16) & Nicole Goux (Wonder Woman #788)

Pride variant covers by Joe Phillips (Aquamen #5) & Dereck Charm (Action Comics #1044)

The DC 2022 Pride anthology, newly announced comic series’ and Pride variant covers will all be hitting comic shelves in June this year.

Will you be picking up the Pride anthology? Which story are you looking forward to reading most? Let us know in the comments.