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Marvel shares Star Wars variant covers for Pride Month 2024

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Marvel shares Star Wars variant covers for Pride Month 2024

Marvel and Lucasfilm team up for Pride Month with variant covers spotlighting LGBTQIA+ Star Wars characters.

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Marvel Comics has annually celebrated Pride Month via variant covers, and today, we’ve got a new batch of Star Wars covers to check out! Covers are by LGBTQIA+ comic book artists including Phil Jimenez, Javier Garrón, Paulina Ganucheau, and Rachael Stott.

“I look forward to the Star Wars Pride Celebration every year, and I truly love being a part of it,” Ganucheau shared. “Illustrating Cair San Tekka and Xylan Graf on my cover was a dream come true. I love drawing beautiful cool people, and let’s be real, they both fit that description to a T.”

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Here are the characters featured in this year’s collection:

  • Doctor Aphra, the galaxy’s most daring rogue archaeologist and an original Marvel Comics character who’s headlined two hit solo series and whose monthly title was the recipient of the 2024 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book!

Marvel shares Star Wars variant covers for Pride Month 2024

  • Ruu, a brave Jedi during the High Republic era who debuted in last year’s The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life short story collection.

Marvel shares Star Wars variant covers for Pride Month 2024

  • Cair San Tekka & Xylan Graf, a couple who found love despite their family’s never-ending feud in the prose novel The High Republic: Defy the Storm.

Marvel shares Star Wars variant covers for Pride Month 2024

  • Sinjir Rath Velus, a former Imperial officer who joined the Rebel Alliance after the Battle of Endor. The character first appeared in Chuck Wendig’s hit Aftermath novel trilogy as one of the first gay Star Wars characters, and this cover marks his first comic book appearance.

Marvel shares Star Wars variant covers for Pride Month 2024

New York, NY— May 7, 2024 — This year, Marvel once again celebrates Pride Month in the Marvel Universe AND in the galaxy far, far away!

Throughout June, Marvel’s acclaimed line of Star Wars comic books will have stunning PRIDE VARIANT COVERS that spotlight LGBTQIA+ characters. Created by LGBTQIA+ comic book artists including Phil Jimenez, Javier Garrón, Paulina Ganucheau, and Rachael Stott, these covers depict heroes from a range of Star Wars storytelling and feature special trade dress with a rainbow burst and the Star Wars Pride logo. Today, fans can see all four!

Here are the characters featured in this year’s collection:

  • Doctor Aphra, the galaxy’s most daring rogue archaeologist and an original Marvel Comics character who’s headlined two hit solo series and whose monthly title was the recipient of the 2024 GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book!
  • Ruu, a brave Jedi during the High Republic era who debuted in last year’s The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life short story collection.
  • Cair San Tekka & Xylan Graf, a couple who found love despite their family’s never-ending feud in the prose novel The High Republic: Defy the Storm.
  • Sinjir Rath Velus, a former Imperial officer who joined the Rebel Alliance after the Battle of Endor. The character first appeared in Chuck Wendig’s hit Aftermath novel trilogy as one of the first gay Star Wars characters, and this cover marks his first comic book appearance.

“I look forward to the Star Wars Pride Celebration every year, and I truly love being a part of it,” Ganucheau shared. “Illustrating Cair San Tekka and Xylan Graf on my cover was a dream come true. I love drawing beautiful cool people, and let’s be real, they both fit that description to a T.”

“Putting the focus on the amazing diversity of people that populate the Star Wars universe is such an amazing and, in my opinion, very important initiative,” Garrón said. “I’m honored and humbled to contribute by spotlighting Sinjir Rath Velus in his comic book debut! It’s a huge responsibility to help him find a new way to live on, and I sincerely hope I did him justice by showcasing his defiant attitude and the strong look in his eyes—and his beautiful hair! A deeply interesting and layered person, Sinjir’s journey is complex and important, and I hope this allows more people get to know him!”

Check out all four STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS and preorder them at your local comic shop today! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

On Sale 6/5

STAR WARS #47 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY PHIL JIMENEZ – 75960609600804741

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #8 [PHASE III] PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY PAULINA GANUCHEAU – 75960620708400831

 

On Sale 6/12

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #47 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY RACHAEL STOTT – 75960609601504731

 

On Sale 6/19

STAR WARS: JANGO FETT #4 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY JAVIER GARRÓN – 75960620883800431

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