Marvel Debuts ‘Star Wars’ Pride Comic Covers With LGBTQ+ Characters
By Mey Rude
Marvel Releasing ‘Star Wars’ Pride Comic Covers With LGBTQ+ Characters
May the Pride be with you.
Marvel comics and Star Wars are celebrating Pride month with special Pride covers of all their Star Wars comics. The covers honor LGBTQ+ characters in the Star Wars universe and also feature art by LGBTQ+ artists.
Artists doing the covers include Babs Tarr, Jacopo Camagni, JJ Kirby, Javier Garrón, Jan Bazaldua, and Stephen Byrne. “As part of the community of LGBTQ+ creators — a galaxy not so far away — I am honored to be part of this project,” Camagni told StarWars.com. “Sketching Yrica Quell was a journey to expand that endless galaxy, on board with her as rebels against the Empire.”
“Being invited to portray these two amazing characters was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t let slip away,” says Garrón about the nonbinary Jedi twins Terec and Ceret. “It’s a chance to highlight what I love about them and Star Wars: it’s an endless universe, immensely diverse and inclusive. With each story its limits are shattered and it becomes richer, more interesting and more fun to explore. So I wanted to draw Terec and Ceret as the powerful characters they are, filled with determination and hope. Because that’s what a great Jedi means to me. And representation matters.”
Check out all the covers, and buy the issues when they debut in comic shops this June.
"Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13"
Cover by Jacopo Camagni, featuring pilot and leader of the Alphabet Squadron, Yrica Quell.
"Star Wars: Darth Vader #13"
Cover by JJ Kirby featuring Imperial Commander Rae Sloane.
"Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11"
Cover by Jan Bazaldua featuring bounty hunter and smuggler Sana Starros.
"Star Wars: The High Republic #6"
Cover by Javier Garrón featuring nonbinary Jedi twins Terec and Ceret.