DC Comics To Release An 80 Page Pride Anthology And Themed Variant Covers In June.
DC Comics that bodacious bastion of superlative Superheroics have announced an 80 page anthology comic celebrating it’s LGBTQIA characters will be released during World Pride Month on June 8th 2021. DC have a burgeoning cast of characters that identify as LGBT, with the most recent being that of Alan Scott – the golden age Green Lantern, who confided to his daughter and son that he was gay during an emotional segment in DC’s Infinite Frontier #0.
DC have a long standing in the LGBT community with their first ever gay character – Extrano, the magical based superhero who was created by Joe Staton and Steve Englehart, and made his first appearance in the 1987 series Millenium and The New Guardians. Of course, leading the charge for inclusionary heroes in the DC Universe is the bombastic Batwoman, Kate Kane is probably one of the most recognised LGBT superheroes on the planet, with the recent CW TV series helping to cement her fame and popularity in the Pride community.
With Pride month only a few weeks away DC have released images of their 80 page Pride spectacular, which will feature classic characters such as – Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batwoman, Extrano, Alan Scott, Midnighter and Apollo and The Question. Also of interest is that the trans hero – Nia Nal aka Dreamer, who first made an appearance in the CW’s Supergirl series, will make her inaugural entry into comic-book history in the highly anticipated anthology special.
And if that isn’t cool enough, then DC have also announced 9 tie in variant covers for that very same month with fantastic artists – Yoshi Yoshitani, Jen Bartel, Kris Anka, Travis G. Moore David Talaski, Stephen Byrne, Kevin Wada, and Paulina Ganucheau bringing their astounding artistic skills to the table for these inclusive issues. Oh, and a brand new DC rainbow logo to complete this captivating celebration.
DC Pride #01, And All Nine Variants Will Be Available At Your Local Comic-Book Emporium From The 8th June. Will You Be Adding Any Of These To Your Pull List? Why Not Comment Below…
“In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight, let those who worship evil’s might beware my power… Green Lantern’s light”
Green Lantern first appeared in All American Comics #16 in July 1940, created by artists Martin Nodell and Batman co-creator Bill Finger. Though casual comic readers may associate the emerald crusader with the more famous version of the character Hal Jordan, the original Lantern was actually very different to his later variants. Alan Scott was created by Nodell after seeing the opera cycle Ring Of The Nibelung, where he first noticed a trainman’s green railway lantern, which became his initial inspiration for the creation of a Superhero who wielded a magic ring that granted him a wide variety of supernatural powers.
Alan Scott proved popular amongst comic fans and initially joined super-team Justice Society Of America as a regular member, before being granted his own comic series in Winter of 1940. After the cessation of World War 2, the popularity of Superheroes was in decline and Green Lantern was subsequently cancelled after just 38 issues. In 1959, DC Comics editor of the time Julius Schwartz, revived the character under a new guise. This new Lantern was named Hal Jordan and was empowered by the Guardians of the Universe, the Oans, as an interstellar law enforcement officer.
Hal was created by John Broome and Gil Kane and made his first appearance in Showcase #22. A member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps whose task is to bring peace and stability to the universe through the use of a power ring that enables its user to create absolutely anything they can visualise, constructs such as weapons and vehicles are all possible, ultimately only limited by the imagination of the ring wielder themselves.
In October DC Comics will celebrate seventy five years in the company of the green guardian of space sector 2814, by releasing a hardcover anthology that features stories taken from throughout GL’s long reign as the ultimate space cop. 400 pages in length, this epic tome features some of the greatest talent the world of comics has ever seen including the likes of – Neal Adams, Geoff Johns, Denny O’Neil, Jim Lee, Gil Kane and John Broome.
Green Lantern: A Celebration Of 75 Years will be available at your local comic book emporium and all stockists of emerald clad, universe spanning adventurers, from October 14.
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