Grant Morrison returns to Multiversity for DC Pride 2023, and much more

DC Pride 2023 #1 cover art
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DC is shaping up its plans for Pride 2023 with a new DC Pride anthology one-shot and several other releases geared around highlighting and celebrating LGBTQIA+ characters and creators.

First up, the 2023 edition of the annual DC Pride one-shot will feature eight stories from a variety of all-star creators including Grant Morrison, Christopher Cantwell, Leah Williams, and many more. Here's a list of the characters each story will focus on, and the creators involved in each chapter, followed by a gallery of covers for the one-shot:

  • Tim Drake and Connor Hawke by Nadia Shammas and Bruka Jones
  • Circuit Breaker and the Flash of Earth-11 by A.L. Kaplan
  • Midnighter, Apollo and Alan Scott Green Lantern by Josh Trujillo and Don Aguillo
  • Ghost-Maker and Catman vs. Cannon and Saber by Rex Ogle and Stephen Sadowski
  • Jon Kent and John Constantine by Christopher Cantwell and Skylar Patridge
  • Natasha Irons and Nubia by Mildred Louis
  • Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Crush by Leah Williams and Paulina Ganucheau
  • Multiversity by Grant Morrison and Hayden Sherman

Grant Morrison's long-awaited return to Multiversity is particularly notable. The original Multiversity was a limited series written by Morrison with a variety of artists in which each issue visited a different world of DC's Multiverse. DC Pride #1 goes on sale May 30 with a cover from Phil Jiminez.

Along with the DC Pride 2023 one-shot, the publisher has also announced a special titled DC Pride: Through The Years #1 which collects three out-of-print comics featuring the characters Pied Piper, Supergirl and Lee Serano, and Batwoman in stories that focus on their relationship to queerness. It also features a new story starring Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern. The one-shot goes on sale on June 13 with a new cover from Derek Pride, seen here.

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Thirdly, DC is releasing The DC Book of Pride, which focuses on the history of LGBTQIA+ characters and creators at the publisher. The encyclopedic prose book is written by incoming Hawkwoman writer Jadzia Axelrod with a cover from Paulina Ganucheau, and goes on sale May 16.

Here's a gallery of art from the book:

Finally, DC will release a host of Pride-themed variant covers throughout 2023. Here's a gallery of Pride covers followed by a list of the issues they'll appear on and the creator who drew each one:

  • Steelworks #1 by Joshua 'Sway' Swaby
  • Spirit World #2 by Jessica Fong
  • Green Arrow #3 by Luciano Vecchio
  • Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #4 by Stephen Byrne
  • Superman #5  by W. Scott Forbes
  • Batman Incorporated #9 by Rosi Kämpe
  • Poison Ivy #13 and Harley Quinn #31 connecting covers by Claire Roe
  • Nightwing #105 by Yoshi Yoshitani
  • Wonder Woman #800 by Ted Brandt and Ro Stein
  • Detective Comics #1073 by Amy Reeder

Pride Month is observed all through the month of June.

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)