Marvel Comics has announced that it will celebrate Prime Month this June by celebrating LGBTQ+ characters and creators in the super-powered special Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1, which is described as “Marvel’s first-ever queer-centered special spotlighting Marvel’s growing tapestry of LGBTQ+ characters” and features writers and artists such as Kieron Gillen, Olivier Coipel, Steve Orlando, Anthony Oliveira, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, Kris Anka, Javier Garrón, and more.
“It blew my mind when I learned this special was being put together. Something that not too long ago seemed a wild dream is finally happening! I think this is one of those history-making touchstones for LGBTQ+ representation in Marvel, one of those moments that sets the bar higher and starts a lasting paradigm shift, and I’m just grateful to be lucky enough to be asked to contribute to it,” artist Luciano Vecchio said. “And on a more personal note, after my short story in the first Marvel’s Voices special last year, this feels like an organic progression in the right direction, and I can’t stop smiling about it.”
“When I was a very closeted, very lonely kid, these characters saved my life,” writer Anthony Oliveira expressed. “It’s an honor to tell stories about them and to see the kind of stories queer people can tell about queer people deepen and grow.”
“What an honor to be part of Marvel’s Voices: Pride! I could not be more excited to help spotlight LGBTQ+ characters new and old at the House of Ideas, as well as joining a stable of LGBTQ+ creators behind the scenes for this special,” Steve Orlando said.
Along with the Marvel’s Voices: Pride special, Marvel will also be publishing a number of Pride Month Variant Covers from artist Phil Jimenez across a selection of titles. Here’s a sneak peek at the first four featuring Iceman, America Chavez, Daken, and Northstar…
Look for Marvel’s Voices: Pride and the Pride Month Variant covers this June.