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Marvel to Mark Pride Month With “Marvel’s Voices: Pride”

By | March 13th, 2021
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Cover by Luciano Vecchio
Marvel Comics have announced the latest in their ‘Marvel’s Voices’ anthology series, “Marvel’s Voices: Pride,” which will mark LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June. The one-shot will feature stories by LGBTQ+ talent, showcasing LGBTQ+ characters like Wiccan and Hulkling, Mystique and Destiny, Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean, Iceman, Daken, and Karma. (The cover also features Northstar, Angela, and Julie Power.)

Creators will include Kieron Gillen, Olivier Coipel, Steve Orlando, Anthony Oliveira, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, Kris Anka, and Javier Garrón, as well as “Young Avengers” creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, who will reunite for the next chapter of Wiccan and Hulkling’s story.

Oliveira commented, “When I was a very closeted, very lonely kid, these characters saved my life. 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.” Steve Orlando said it is “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.”

Cover artist Luciano Vecchio said, “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. 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.”

Additionally, Marvel revealed a number of variant covers by Phil Jimenez for other titles releasing during Pride Month: they will feature Iceman, America Chavez, Daken, Northstar, Black Cat, Hulkling & Wiccan, Moondragon, Mystique, and the new Valkyrie introduced in “King in Black: Return of the Valkyries.” “Marvel’s Voices: Pride” will be released on June 23, a couple of weeks after DC’s Pride special on June 8.

Christopher Chiu-Tabet

Chris is the news manager of Multiversity Comics. A writer from London on the autistic spectrum, he enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, and games, plus history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic.