In an announcement on StarWars.com, a range of variant covers with LGBTQ + Star Wars characters were revealed, with the first – a portrait of Sana Starros through Jan Bazaldua and colored by Rachelle Rosenberg – appear as a variant for Doctor Aphra # 11, arriving June 30thth, 2021.
Star Wars Pride Covers
In addition to the portrait of Starros as a variant for Doctor Aphra # 11, the announcement – which you can read in its entirety below – promises some of your favorites Star Wars characters get their own variations from some of the most exciting artists working in comics.
These include Rae Sloane’s JJ Kirby on the cover of Darth Vader # 13, Doctor Aphra’s Babs Tarr On War of the Bounty Hunters # 1, Yrica Quell by Jacopo Camagni On Bounty hunters # 13, Terec and Ceret on Javier Garron On Star Wars: The High Republic # 6, and Lando Calrissian through Stephen Byrne in front of Star Wars # 14.
Besides showing portraits of this LGBTQ + Star Wars characters, each of these variations will also include a special Pride variation on the logo for the respective series on which they appear.
Marvel Pride Monthly Variants
This series of character-based Star Wars Pride Covers is an addition to a separate series of Marvel Comics Pride Month covers from Phil Jimenez.
And if you just can’t get enough of Bazaldua’s extraordinarily excellent Pride Month variant cover, you should The United States of Captain America # 1, which also arrives in June.
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LANDO CALRISSIAN, DOCTOR APHRA AND MORE GET THE SPOTLIGHT ON NEW STAR WARS PRIDE COVERS!
Marvel is celebrating Pride Month in June with new Star Wars variant covers starring your favorite LGBTQ + characters
New York, NY – March 18, 2021 – In addition to a completely new one series of covers by Phil Jimenez starring Marvel’s most popular LGBTQ + heroes, StarWars.com announced that Marvel Comics will also honor Pride Month with STAR WARS PRIDE COVERS. Excellent images of LGBTQ + characters from the Star Wars Galaxy will adorn the covers of Marvel’s monthly magazine Star Wars Titles: STAR WARS # 14, DARTH VADER # 13, DOCTOR APHRA # 11, BOUNTY HUNTERS # 13, THE HIGH REPUBLIC # 6, AND STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS # 1. Fans may like Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, Rae Sloan , Yrica Quell, Terec and Ceret and Lando Calrissian are all brought to life in spectacular artwork by an incredible line-up of LGBTQ + talent. These eye-catching covers will also feature exclusive new Pride versions of each title’s logo.
“This talented team of artists brings so much passion and enthusiasm to these covers,” said editor Tom Groneman. “For me, sharing that passion with fans and readers is a wonderful celebration of the most unique, compelling and iconic characters in the Star Wars universe.”
Check out the first STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER below, a stunning portrait of Sana Starros by artist Jan Bazaldua and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg. And stay tuned for more STAR WARS PRIDE COVER revelations in the coming weeks featuring artwork from Javier Garron, Babs Tarr, Jacopo Camagni, JJ Kirby and Stephen Byrne!
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STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS # 1 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by BABS TARR
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STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS # 13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JACOPO CAMAGNI
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STAR WARS # 14 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by STEPHEN BYRNE
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STAR WARS: DARTH VADER # 13 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JJ KIRBY
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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA # 11 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAN BAZALDUA with colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC # 6 PRIDE VARIANT COVER by JAVIER GARRON
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