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Published May 4, 2023

Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm Celebrate Pride Month With Star Wars Pride Variant Covers

Check out all seven STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS, on sale throughout June!

Back in March, StarWars.com revealed four of this year’s stunning STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS, and today, Marvel is proud to share all seven covers that will adorn some of your favorite Star Wars comic titles this June.

Dedicated to uplifting, honoring, and supporting LGBTQIA+ storytelling, Marvel’s Pride Month Celebration will once again extend to the galaxy far, far away by spotlighting LGBTQIA+ Star Wars characters, many of which star in Marvel’s current line of Star Wars comic series.

Across seven gorgeous variant covers, fans can see powerful and inspiring artwork of Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, and more.  Drawn by an incredible lineup of acclaimed LGBTQIA+ talent, these covers bring the spirit of Pride Month to your local comic shop with eye-catching trade dress that features a bright rainbow burst and a special Star Wars progress logo. 

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

  • Cinta Kaz & Vel Sartha, the pair of brave rebel operatives, make their leap to comic books for the first time ever after their debut in last year’s original Disney+ series, Andor.
  • Doctor Aphra, the breakout Marvel Comics icon who is currently headlining her second solo series!
  • Domina Tagge, head of the powerful Tagge family with a vicious vendetta against Doctor Aphra that’s currently playing out in the pages of STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA.
  • Just Lucky, a highly-skilled assassin who at times finds himself aligned both with and against Doctor Aphra in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA.
  • Kantam Sy, a young Jedi during the High Republic era and a determined padawan of Jedi Master Yoda.
  • Magna Tolvan, a former high-ranking officer in the Galactic Empire who has since switched sides and found romance with Aphra.
  • Sana Starros, the no-nonsense smuggler has a past with both Han Solo and Doctor Aphra, and is currently starring in her very first solo series, STAR WARS: SANA STARROS.


"As a gay kid obsessed with Star Wars — I’m old enough to have seen the first movie in theaters when it came out back in ‘77 — I could never have dreamed that not only would I be able make artwork for the universe itself as a working adult, but that I would be drawing LGBTQIA+ Star Wars characters to celebrate Pride!” Phil Jimenez told StarWars.com. “The very idea would have blown my seven-year-old mind. What an extraordinary opportunity and a real gift to be a part of expanding the Star Wars universe in a really vital way."

STAR WARS #35 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY PHIL JIMENEZ

On Sale 6/7
STAR WARS #35 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY PHIL JIMENEZ
STAR WARS: YODA #8 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY JAVIER GARRÓN

On Sale 6/14
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #35 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCIANO VECCHIO
STAR WARS: SANA STARROS #5 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY BETSY COLA

On Sale 6/21
STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #35 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 #1 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY PAULINA GANUCHEAU

On Sale 6/28
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #33 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY PHIL JIMENEZ

Ask your local comic shop regarding availability and collect all seven STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVERS throughout June!

Grab these comics and more at your local comic book shop! Or redeem then read your digital copy on the Marvel Unlimited app by using the code found in your print comic. Find and support your local comic book shop at ComicShopLocator.com.

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 for iOS and Android devices. Gain an expansive catalog of 30,000+ comics spanning Marvel Comics history, plus access your entire digital library including comics redeemed from print. 

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STAR WARS #35 STAR WARS PRIDE VARIANT COVER BY PHIL JIMENEZ

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