Marvel Comics Celebrates Pride Month With New Star Wars Pride Variant Covers

LGBTQIA+ characters from a galaxy far, far away grace the covers of your favorite Marvel Star Wars comics starting in June

Revealed on StarWars.com, Marvel Comics and Lucasfilmhave teamed up to celebrate Pride Month with a new collection of stunning Star Wars Pride variant covers. Debuting on all of Marvel’s Star Wars titles starting in June, these variant covers showcase LGBTQIA+ characters from throughout the Star Wars galaxy and were created by an incredible lineup of LGBTQIA+ talent. Each cover also features a special Pride version of the series’ title along with the official Star Wars Pride logo.

Here are the characters fans can see in this year’s collection: 

  • Marvel Comics’ breakout character and star of her own ongoing series, Doctor Aphra
  • Fellow archaeologist and self-proclaimed “arch-nemesis” of Doctor Aphra, Kho Phon Farrus
  • SabéSaché and Yané, former handmaidens of Padmé Amidala who currently play a pivotal role in the STAR WARS: DARTH VADER comic series
  • T’onga, a former bounty hunter currently being pulled back into action in the STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS comic series and her wife, Losha
  • Jedi Padawans of the High Republic era, Lula Talisola and Zeen Mrala
  • Vi Moradi, the Resistance spy who can often be found by guests visiting Black Spire Outpost at Batuu
  • Resistance Commander Larma D’Acy, known for her appearances in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, and her wife, Resistance Pilot Wrobie Tyce

“For me it’s one of the greatest honors and pleasures to highlight the wonderful diversity of characters in comics,” artist Javier Garrón told StarWars.com. “Maybe we come to stories because it’s sci-fi, or action, or thriller, or whatever, really. But if we stay in them, if those stories stick with us, it is because of the characters.”

Check out all seven Star Wars Pride variant covers following the jump, and pick them up starting on June 15.

On Sale 6/15

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #24 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAN BAZALDUA

On Sale 6/22

STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI #2 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by DEREK CHARM

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #24 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by KEI ZAMA

On Sale 7/6

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN #1 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by PHIL JIMENEZ

On Sale 7/20

STAR WARS #25 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JJ KIRBY

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA #4 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAVIER GARRÓN

On Sale 7/27

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #22 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by PAULINA GANUCHEAU

[Based on a press release.]

3 thoughts on “Marvel Comics Celebrates Pride Month With New Star Wars Pride Variant Covers

  1. Proof, again, that lesbians are way more acceptable than gay men. Sigh. Male gaze, much?

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