The comic book industry is jumping into the Pride month celebration full force this year, with the majority of major publishers delivering outstanding stories and artwork highlighting LGBTQ identities from a wide collection of LGBTQ creators. From the spooky and moody to the quirky and heartfelt, dive into these Pride month offerings from the comics world.
One of the major players in comics has prepared a major slate for Pride month. The headliner is easily the 80-page anthology “DC Pride #1,” one book compiling original stories that place prominent LGBTQ DC heroes and villains in the spotlight. Characters like Aqualad, Batwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn take center stage is stories from LGBTQ creators including Steve Orlando and James Tynion IV.
“DC Pride #1” also features the comics debut of trans superhero Nia Nal/Dreamer. The trailblazing character has to date on been featured in The CW’s “Supergirl” television series, but now makes the jump to the page in a story penned by Nicole Maines, the trans actor that portrays Dreamer on the show.