The First Appearance – And Line-Up – Of DC Comics' JLQ for DC Pride

Former Bleeding Cool columnist and Comics Alliance EIC Andrew Wheeler had a story with Luciano Vecchio originally lined up for the DC Comics Valentine's Day comic book last February. It got pulled and repositioned for the DC Pride volume out yesterday. He was also the writer behind the pitch for JLQ in the DC Comics tournament that couldn't get past being initially put up against the eventual winner, Robins. But he did manage to sneak them into his DC Pride story, published yesterday, which takes place at a Metropolis Pride event, with Jackson Hyde – Aqualad – going with new magical student Syl of the Teen Titans Academy – and yes collectors, this is his first appearance.

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As well as the first appearance of the JLQ, the Justice League Queer., in this incarnation consisting of Aqualad, Syl, Extrano, The The Ray, Bunker, Crush, Midnighter, Apollo, Batwoman, Tasmanian Devil, Natasha Irons – Steel, Ystin the Shining Knight, Traci-Thirteen, Aerie, and Wink.

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Here's the creative list for all the stories inside.

"The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass" by James Tynion IV, Trung Le Nguyen, and Aditya Bidikar (Batwoman).
"By the Victors" by Steve Orlando, Stephen Byrne, and Josh Reed (Extraño and Midnighter).
"Try the Girl" by Vita Ayala, Skylar Patridge, José Villarrubia and Ariana Maher (Renee Montoya).
"Another Word for a Truck to Move Your Furniture" by Mariko Tamaki, Amy Reeder, Marissa Louise, and Ariana Maher (Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn).
"He's the Light of My Life" by Sam Johns, Klaus Janson, Dave McCaig, and Tom Napolitano (Alan Scott and Obsidian).
"Clothes Makeup Gift" by Danny Lore, Lisa Sterle, Enrica Eren Angiolini, and Becca Carey (Jess Chambers and Andy Curry).
"Be Gay, Do Crimes" by Sina Grace, Ro Stein & Ted Brandt, and Aditya Bidikar (Pied Piper and Drummer Boy).
"Date Night" by Nicole Maines, Rachael Stott, Enrica Eren Angiolini, and Steve Wands (Dreamer).
"Love Life" by Andrew Wheeler, Luciano Vecchio, Rain Beredo, and Becca Carey (Jackson Hyde and JLQ):
"Date Night" by Nicole Maines, Rachael Stott, Enrica Eren Angiolini, and Steve Wands (Dreamer)

 

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DC PRIDE #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A JIM LEE SCOTT WILLIAMS TAMRA BONVILLAIN
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Tamra Bonvillain
DC celebrates Pride Month with nine all-new stories starring fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, Extraño, Batwoman, Aqualad, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Future State Flash, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and many more! This anthology will also feature: The thrilling introduction of new hero DREAMER in the DCU (as seen on The CW's Supergirl)!; A pinup gallery with art by Travis Moore, Kris Anka, Kevin Wada, Sophie Campbell, Nick Robles, and more!; Six exciting new profiles of DCTV's LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them!
Retail: $9.99 In-Store Date: 6/8/2021

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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