DC Comics unveils special edition Pride Month 2023 covers

DC Comics unveils its special-edition covers to mark Pride Month 2023.

DC Comics has unveiled its special edition covers to mark Pride Month 2023.

This year will see the release of a 104-page DC Pride special with four different covers created by LGBTQ+ designers.

The annual anthology will feature all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQ+ fan favorites, and is being released on May 30.

The special edition will feature stories based on new trans and non-binary superhero, Circuit Breaker, as well as Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Crush and Tim Drake and Connor Hawke.

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DC Pride comic book.
DC Pride 2023 #1’s main cover by Mateus Manhanini.

The comic will feature an introduction by Phil Jimenez, a main cover by Mateus Manhanini as well as additional covers by Gabriel Picolo (wraparound), Jen Bartel (spot foil), and Oscar Vega (cardstock).

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The anthology will also include a five-page preview of an upcoming Dreamer story by Nicole Maines and Rye Hickman.

Maines previously made history as the first person to portray a trans superhero on television in the role of Nia Nal on The CW’s Supergirl, based on the DC Comics character of the same name.

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Also being released to mark Pride Month is The DC Book of Pride, a new character encyclopedia by Jadzia Axelrod.

The hardback book will feature profiles on more than 50 LGBTQ+ characters including Batwoman, Aquaman, Jon Kent and Nubia and will be released on 16 May via Amazon.

The DC Book of Pride is a new character encyclopedia.
The DC Book of Pride is a new character encyclopedia. (Jadzia Axelrod)

They’ve also dived into the archives with three out-of-print comics being released in a new special edition comic book, DC Pride: Through the Years #1.

It will celebrate landmark issues of days past but also tease new stories yet to come, including Alan Scott as Green Lantern.

DC Pride: Through the Years #1 will feature three out-of-print comics.
DC Pride: Through the Years #1 will feature three out-of-print comics. (Derek Charm)

DC Comics will also continue Pride-themed variant cover all-year round on series that feature queer characters in regular and lead roles.

This includes Superman #5, Tim Drake: Robin #10, Nightwing #105 and Wonder Woman #800 to name a few.

DC Comics is also releasing special-edition Pride covers all-year round for some of their popular series.
DC Comics is also releasing special-edition Pride covers all-year round for some of their popular series. (Travis Moore/Ted Brandt and Ro Stein)

To celebrate Pride in 2023 DC and Warner Bros. Discovery have confirmed partnerships with a number of nonprofit LGBTQ+ organisations.

This includes Trans Lifeline, PFLAG National, The Trevor Project, Family Equality, Human Rights Campaign, and Athlete Ally.

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The Pride editions will be available from Amazon, bookshop.org and more.

DC Comics to introduce new trans and non-binary superhero

DC Comics recently debuted a powerful trans and non-binary superhero named Circuit Breaker.

Circuit Breaker, whose real name is Jules Jordain, uses the pronouns he/they and was introduced on Valentine’s Day.

Designer AL Kaplan confirmed that the superhero would make their comic debut in Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate, with the first volume being released on the 14 February.

According to comic designers, Circuit Breaker is set to wield the “Still Force” – the mirror opposite to the “Speed Force” used by the Flash.

The comic powerhouse has introduced several LGBTQ+ characters over the years, including Superman’s bisexual son Jonathan Kent, a queer interpretation of Batman’s sidekick Robin and Batwoman.

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