On June 22, Marvel Comics will celebrate Pride Month with a new giant-sized one-shot spotlighting LGBTQIA+ creators and characters! A queer-centered anthology brought together by an amazing lineup of writers and artists from all walks of life, Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 will feature eight extraordinary adventures, an introduction by Vice President of Television at Bad Robot Productions Alex Phillips, and more.
From uplifting to thrilling, this diverse collection of stories take place all throughout the Marvel Universe and celebrate the themes and joy of Pride Month. And today, fans can get a first look at each one.
In last year’s Marvel’s Voices: Pride, Steve Orlando and Luciano Vecchio introduced the dreamy mutant hero Somnus, who now stars in the ongoing X-Men series Marauders. New York Times-bestselling author Charlie Jane Anders and artist duo and Eisner-nominated cartoonists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt continues this tradition with the debut of Escapade. Readers will meet this all-new trans mutant super hero in a 20-page adventure that will introduce her career as a super thief and set the stage for her exciting future.
- Valkyrie Rúna puts on the first ever Asgard Pride celebration in television writer and podcaster Ira Madison III and artist Lorenzo Susi Marvel Comics debut.
- Shuster and Eisner-winning writer Andrew Wheeler makes his Marvel debut alongside Patsy Walker artist Brittney L. Williams in an action-packed story about Marvel’s newest power couple-Hercules and Marvel Boy.
- Rev up your engines for a heart-bending story across space and time in a Moondragon story by Iron Man scribe and lauded TV showrunner Christopher Cantwell and artist Kei Zama.
- Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus-award winner Alyssa Wong and fan-favorite artist Stephen Byrne reunite the Young Avengers in a story guaranteed to please fans new and old. Byrne will also depict the team in one of the issue’s variant covers.
- Comedy writer Grace Freud (Rick and Morty, the Eric Andre Show) brings her talents to Marvel with a story about the power of responsibility featuring the Marvel Universe’s favorite gay ginger, D-Man. She’s joined by Eisner-nominated artist Scott B. Henderson in his first work for Marvel.
- And writer Danny Lore and artist Lucas Werneck revisit the legacy of Taku and Venomm, two Black Panther characters long left in the closet, in a tale of love and redemption!
Check out all five Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 covers following the jump, and interior artwork from each story now and celebrate Pride with Marvel Comics on June 22! For more information including a word from this year’s creators, visit Marvel.com.
MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1
Introduction by ALEX PHILLIPS
COVER BY NICK ROBLES
VARIANT COVER BY AMY REEDER
VARIANT COVER BY JEN BARTEL
VARIANT COVER BY STEPHEN BYRNE
VARIANT COVER BY OLIVIER COIPEL
STORY A – ESCAPADE IN “PERMANENT SLEEPOVER”
Written by CHARLIE JANE ANDERS; Art by RO STIEN & TED BRANDT; Colors by TAMRA BONVILLAIN
STORY B – VALKYRIE(RÚNA) IN “OVER THE RAINBOW”
Written by IRA MADISON III; Art by LORENZO SUSI; Colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
STORY C – HERCULES AND MARVEL BOY IN “ANCIENT & MODERN”
Written by ANDREW WHEELER; Art by BRITTNEY L. WILLIAMS; Colors by JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA
STORY D – MOONDRAGON IN “STAY OUTTA MY MIND TURF, JACK”
Written by CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL; Art by KEI ZAMA; Colors by RICO RENZI
STORY E – THE YOUNG AVENGERS IN “ALL MY EXES IN THE NEXUS”
Written by ALYSSA WONG; Art by STEPHEN BYRNE
STORY F – D-MAN IN “LGBT-D”
Written by GRACE FREUD; Art by SCOTT B. HENDERSON; Inks by LEE TOWNSEND; Colors by BRITTANY PEER
STORY G – TAKU AND VENOMM IN “PERFECTLY SCENE”
Written by DANNY LORE; Art by LUCAS WERNECK; Colors by MICHAEL WIGGAM