Happy Pride, DC fam! Once again, we’re excited to celebrate love in all of its forms and the many LGBTQIA+ heroes of the DC Universe all month long. This week, we kick things off in earnest with the release of DC Pride 2022, an all-new anthology featuring some of DC’s most beloved queer characters as told by a diverse roster of LGBTQIA + talent both new and greatly familiar to DC fans worldwide. DC Pride 2022 includes a dozen different stories starring characters like Batwoman, Tim Drake, Jackson Hyde, Jon Kent, Nubia, Jo Mullein and more, written and drawn by the likes of Stephanie Phillips, Alyssa Wong, Devin Grayson, Tini Howard, Travis G. Moore, Nick Robles, Meghan Hetrick and Kevin Conroy.
Yes, THAT Kevin Conroy.
The stories range in tone from playful and fun, to exciting and action-packed, to powerful and deeply resonant, and there’s guaranteed to be something for just about everyone. Plus, DC Pride 2022 is just the start of our month-long celebration. Look for other new comics featuring LGBTQIA+ heroes, including the release of Poison Ivy and Multiversity: Teen Justice this week, and articles highlighting many of the DCU’s queer characters all throughout the month (like this recent interview with Galaxy: The Prettiest Star’s Jadzia Axelrod). There are also free-to-read comics featuring queer DC heroes on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE (including last year’s DC Pride special) and a special selection of DC Pride t-shirts available in the DC Shop.
But for now, sit back and enjoy as we let you unwrap one of tomorrow’s presents a teensy bit early. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy (or “Harlivy” as so many of us like to call them) have become one of the most beloved queer couples in the DCU. They’re also one of the most unpredictable, as “The Hunt,” Dani Fernandez and Zoe Thorogood’s DC Pride 2022 story featuring the pair, reminds us. Enjoy this early look at what happens when a spicy game of Prey vs. Predator takes a turn a turn for the unexpected.
DC Pride 2022 #1, featuring “The Hunt” by Dani Fernandez, Zoe Thorogood and Jeremy Lawson, is available Tuesday, June 7 in print and as a digital comic book.