Epic new DC Pride anthology to introduce trans superhero to the comic universe

DC Comics Pride anthology

DC Comics will be releasing a huge queer anthology this summer in celebration of Pride, and introducing trans superhero Dreamer into the DC universe.

Announced on Thursday (11 March), DC Pride #1 will feature queer characters from across the DC Comics universe, and will also spotlight LGBT+ artists and writers.

The 80-page anthology, to be released on 8 June, will celebrate queer favourites like Batwoman, couple Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, Midnighter and the non-binary version of the Flash from Earth-11, a world where the heroes are gender-flipped versions of the heroes of the traditional DC Earth.

It will also feature Alan Scott, DC Comics’ original Green Lantern, Aqualad, Renee Montoya and Pied Piper.

DC Pride #1

DC Pride #1 will feature queer characters from across the DC Comics universe. (DC Comics)

But one of the most exciting elements of the anthology will be the introduction of trans superhero Dreamer into the comics universe for the very first time.

The CW superhero show Supergirl saw the addition of trans superhero Dreamer, after trans actor Nicole Maines joined the show in late 2018 as the Dreamer’s alter ego Nia Nal.

Maines will write Dreamer’s story herself for the anthology, alongside art by queer artist Rachel Stott.

DC Pride #1 Pride variant cover by Jen Bartel. (DC Comics)

As well as the Pride anthology, the publisher also announced an eight-issue miniseries written by Mariko Tamaki titled Crush & Lobo, featuring bounty hunter Lobo and his lesbian daughter Crush.

The first issue of Crush & Lobo will be published on 1 June, and the synopsis reads: “Crush, daughter of the Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo, is in full-on self-destruct mode!

“After rage-quitting the Teen Titans and blowing up her relationship with her girlfriend Katie, Crush decides it’s time to finally confront her father in space jail and get her baggage sorted before she wrecks everything. Like father, like daughter?”

Superman #32 Pride variant cover by David Talaski. (DC Comics)

DC Comics will also release a series of Pride-themed variant covers throughout the month of June, giving characters like Batman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Superman and Wonder Woman a rainbow makeover.