Joe Glass, longtime Bleeding Cool contributor, has launched a Kickstarter for a 260+ page Hardcover collection of his LGBTQ+ superheroes comic book, The Pride.
The Pride stars FabMan as he decides enough is enough with the poor representation, treatment and media coverage of LGBTQ+ superheroes and decides to bring together his own team of queer powerhouses. Including Wolf, Muscle Mary, Twink, Bear, Frost, Angel, White Trash and Cub, The Pride fights for justice and diversity…but is the world ready for them? And when the villainous Reverend and his terrifying lackey Basher set their sights on world domination, The Pride may be all that stands between us and total chaos.
The hardcover collection will collect all six issues of The Pride volume 1, plus all three issues of anthology sister series, The Pride Adventures, along with tons of exclusive content and bonus materials. Clocking in at over 260+ pages, the Kickstarter aims to not only print the books but bring a large print run so The Pride can reach as wise an audience as possible.
Featuring artwork from a true community of incredible talent including Kris Anka, Cory Smith, Gavin Mitchell, Jacopo Camagni, Dani Abrams, Dan Harris, Jamal Campbell and many, many, many more.
Rewards include the book in print and digital, via DRM-free PDF or Comixology, as well as prints, posters, badges and exclusive sketches and commissions by superstar artists Kris Anka and Kevin Wada
"The Pride has been a work from my heart for a long time, and the support of the fans and community has been out of this world," says The Pride creator, Joe Glass, "I hope we can make something really special with this Kickstarter and bring the book to even more people all over the world."
The Pride #1 was one of the Top 25 Comixology Submit Titles of 2014. Here's what a few people had to say about it…
"I highly recommend this smart, charming, wonderful book to anyone who likes good comics. It's absolutely a pleasure to read and a clear labor of love." – Gail Simone, Batgirl, Leaving Megalopolis, Clean Room
"THE PRIDE. Old-School and Progressive at the same time. Classic, high-energy superhero action that gives the queer community the heroes they've always deserved." – Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Virgil)
"Brilliantly progressive and strikingly relatable – The Pride delivers." – Mike Garley (The Kill Screen, Samurai Slasher)
You can help support The Pride volume 1 Hardcover Collected Edition on Kickstarter here.