Marvel Comics is bringing Pride to a galaxy far, far away. Alongside its regular Marvel characters, LGBTQIA+ characters from the greater Star Wars universe will grace the covers of Marvel’s Star Wars comics titles throughout June and July.
The Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm Pride team-up was announced the other day on the official Star Wars website. The stunning variant covers will debut on all of Marvel’s Star Wars titles starting in June, showcasing LGBTQIA+ characters from across the galaxy. Each cover, created by an incredible lineup of LGBTQIA+ talent, will also feature a special Pride version of the series’ title along with the official Star Wars Pride logo.
Characters who will get their own special cover include:
- 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
- Sabé, Saché 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.”
You can pick up these amazing variant covers at your local comic book shop starting June 15.
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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