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Published March 20, 2023

Lucas Werneck and David Talaski Spotlight Black Cat, Escapade, and More in This Year's Marvel Pride Variant Covers

Check out six of your favorite LGBTQIA+ Marvel heroes in stunning new variant covers this June!

Earlier today, fans got their first look at this year’s MARVEL’S VOICES PRIDE #1 one-shot and now, it’s time to debut some of this year’s extraordinary MARVEL PRIDE VARIANT COVERS! 

Brought together by two of the industry’s hottest talents, Lucas Werneck and David Talaski, these covers feature a diverse lineup of LGBTQIA+ heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe including icons, rising stars, fan-favorites, and recent breakout characters.

Across six vibrant pieces, Werneck and Talaski capture the joy of Pride Month with characters being their authentic selves in pure celebration and showcase their resilience and might in powerful portraits! This gorgeous collection will bring Pride Month to your local comic shop on select titles all throughout June!

"The category is PRIDE! It was so fun to make these three covers. My idea was to put the characters in a Ballroom setting, living the best moment of their lives to remind ourselves to do the same. We’re beautiful the way we are and we deserve to shine and be happy,” Werneck said. “I'm so thrilled to be part of Marvel’s Pride celebration for a second year, this means a lot to me! I really hope fans enjoy these covers as much as I enjoyed making them!

"I love comics, and it's always exciting when I get to draw these characters, but it becomes an honor when it's for my community of Queer comic fans,” Talaski said. “What makes getting to draw Aaron, Rachel and Daken special is that they're all LGBTQIA+ characters from across 40 years of comics so it feels like I get to make something, not just for longtime fans, but for new ones as well."

Here are the characters who will be spotlighted this year and the comics where you can find their stories:

Black Cat Variant Cover by Lucas Werneck

On Sale 6/7
IMMORTAL X-MEN #12 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID TALASKI
X-MEN #23 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK

On Sale 6/14
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
CAPTAIN AMERICA: COLD WAR OMEGA #1 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID TALASKI
X-MEN RED #12 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY DAVID TALASKI

On Sale 6/21
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK

Check out four of this year’s MARVEL PRIDE VARIANT COVERS now and stay tuned for the rest to be revealed at a later date! To check out some of this year’s STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS, visit StarWars.com.

You can grab these comics and more digitally or at your favorite local comic book shop. Be sure to ask your local shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries, and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at ComicShopLocator.com or by visiting Marvel.com/LoveComicShops.

For digital comics, all purchases in the Marvel Comics app can be read on iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices! Our smart-paneling feature provides an intuitive reader experience, ideal for all types of mobile device and tablet users! Download the app on iOS and Android now!

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 Pride Variant Cover by Lucas Werneck

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