The Young Avengers Reunite In This Year’s ‘Marvel’s Voices: Pride’

by Brendan M. Allen

This June, Marvel Comics is celebrating  the LGBTQI+ community with a new giant-sized one-shot! Honoring Pride Month, Marvel’s Voices: Pride returns for its second annual grand showcase of LGBTQI+ characters and creators. 

The one-shot will once again feature an impressive lineup of LGBTQI+ writers and artists from across the publishing industry including both creative superstars and emerging new talents. Marvel’s Voices: Pride will give creators and fans alike an opportunity to explore and celebrate the wide range of identities and experiences of the LGBTQI+ community with uplifting and exciting adventures all set in the main Marvel Universe.

Marvel Comics is proud to highlight its commitment to LGBTQI+ representation with stories that spotlight existing stars AND introduce brand-new characters to the Marvel mythology. Ranging from poignant to action-packed, here are some of the tales that fans can look forward to, each one capturing the joy and promise of Pride Month.

  •       In last year’s Marvel’s Voices: Pride, Steve Orlando and Luciano Vecchio introduced the dreamy mutant hero Somnus,  who now stars in the ongoing X-Men series Marauders. Charlie Jane Anders continues this tradition with the debut of another new hero to the Marvel Universe – and it won’t be the last you see of them. Stay tuned for more info.
  •       Iron Man scribe and TV showrunner Christopher Cantwell takes on Moondragon’s complex legacy for a heart-bending story across space and time.
  •       Writer Andrew Wheeler makes his Marvel debut with the Marvel Universe’s real god of love – Hercules. Drawn by Patsy Walker artist Brittney Williams.
  •     Alyssa Wong reunites with Young Avengers artist Stephen Byrne in a story guaranteed to please fans new and old. Byrne will also depict the team in a vibrant variant cover that you can check out now.
  •       Comedy writer Grace Freud brings her talents to Marvel with a story about the power of responsibility featuring the Marvel Universe’s favorite gay ginger, D-Man. She’s joined by artist Scott B. Henderson in his first work for Marvel.
  •       Television writer and podcaster Ira Madison III explores the legacy of Pride in his Marvel debut.
  •       Champions scribe Danny Lore revisits the legacy of two characters long left in the closet in a tale of love and redemption.

And that’s only the beginning. Be there in June when this groundbreaking anthology series continues with another thrilling glimpse of the world outside your window in Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1. Stay tuned later today for the reveal of this year’s Pride Month variant cover program.

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