This June, Star Wars and Marvel Comics are celebrating Pride Month with a series of variant covers for several of their monthly titles. Today, Marvel shared a sneak peek at the Star Wars Pride Cover for Doctor Aphra #11.   

What’s Happening:

  • In addition to an all-new series of covers by Phil Jimenez starring Marvel’s most popular LGBTQ+ heroes, StarWars.com has announced that Marvel Comics will also be honoring Pride Month with Star Wars Pride Covers.
  • Throughout June, outstanding depictions of LGBTQ+ characters from the Star Wars galaxy will adorn the covers of Marvel’s monthly Star Wars titles:
    • Star Wars #14
    • Darth Vader #13
    • Doctor Aphra #11
    • Bounty Hunters #13
    • The High Republic #6
    • Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters #1
  • Fans will see beloved characters brought to life in spectacular artwork by an incredible lineup of LGBTQ+ talent. Among the featured characters are:
    • Doctor Aphra
    • Sana Starros
    • Rae Sloan
    • Yrica Quell
    • Terec and Ceret
    • Lando Calrissian
  • These eye-catching covers will also feature exclusive new Pride versions of each title’s logo.
  • Marvel Comics shared their first preview of the Star Wars Pride Variant Cover of Sana Starros by artist Jan Bazaldua and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg.
  • In the coming weeks, Marvel and Star Wars will reveal even more Pride Covers with artwork by:
    • Javier Garron
    • Babs Tarr
    • Jacopo Camagni
    • JJ Kirby
    • Stephen Byrne

What They’re Saying:

  • Editor Tom Groneman: “This talented team of artists is bringing so much passion and enthusiasm to these covers,” said. “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 galaxy.”

Upcoming Issue Releases 

  • Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters #1 Pride Variant Cover by Babs Tarr – On Sale June 2nd
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13 Pride Variant Cover by Jacopo Camagni – On Sale June 9th
  • Star Wars #14 Pride Variant Cover by Stephen Byrne – On Sale June 16th
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader #13 Pride Variant Cover by Jj Kirby – On Sale June 23th
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11 Pride Variant Cover by Jan Bazaldua With Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg – On Sale June 30th
  • Star Wars: The High Republic #6 Pride Variant Cover by Javier Garron – On Sale June 30th