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The Pride Ends At Thought Bubble Next Week

By Joe Glass

Anyone who's been reading any of my articles on here probably knows that I also make a couple comics of my own. My first comics, I've struggled, enjoyed and learned so much while making them.

All of that is coming to an end with the upcoming Thought Bubble Comics Festival next weekend.

The Pride, my sort of first comic series (sort of because I also co-write on another called Stiffs which started at the same time), and one that means an awful lot to me as a comics creator and part of the LGBTQ+ community, is reaching its climax with not just one…but two brand new releases at the show!

And as Bleeding Cool have been forever fantastic with me, I'm letting them be the only comics news site to post previews of the comics.

For those who don't know, The Pride is about a team of all LGBTQ+ superheroes fighting for better representation and understanding, whilst also trying to save the world from the evil plot of our series' villain, The Reverend.

First up, is The Pride #6, the final issue of our main story, featuring art by Maxime Garbarini, Hector Barros and Gavin Mitchell, and letters by Mike Stock. Also, a gorgeous cover by Kris Anka!

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The long-awaited grand finale is finally here!

The Pride vs. the Justice Division! The Pride vs. Basher & the Reverend! The Pride vs. the World!

Can they possibly survive?

And when the dust settles, what will become of FabMan's dream of a better world for LGBTQ heroes? All this and a few surprises in this final issue of THE PRIDE!

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Then next up is The Pride Adventures #3, the last issue of our spin-off anthology series that contains short, self-contained stories expanding on the world and characters of the series.  This one featuring art from JD Faith (Virgil), Martin Kirby and Adam Graphite, with Ben Wilsonham on colors and Mike Stock on letters. Oh, and a beautiful cover by Jamal Campbell!

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Back again for one last round of adventures with the LGBTQ+ superheroes of The Pride!

-The Pride come face-to-face with Outrage to stop his murderous rampage of revenge…but do they really want to?
-Twink faces family drama with the help of Wolf
-And it's the morning after the night before! Find out what the team are like first thing in the morning.

All this plus some behind the scenes of the creation of The Pride Adventures!

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We'll also be getting the comics up on Comixology as soon as possible too, and they will be launching on The Pride's own online store where print copies, digital copies and art prints are available next week.

This has been a big part of my life for such a long time, and whilst this is an ending, I think my time in comics is far from over! But it feels great to end this part on a high.

I look forward to what comes next.

Joe Glass is a Bleeding Cool contributor and comics creator, creating and writing The Pride, about a team of LGBTQ+ superheroes fighting for representation and diversity. The comics are available at their own online store and on Comixology. He also co-writes on Welsh horror comedy series, Stiffs, which is available here and on Comixology.

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Joe GlassAbout Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants. Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.
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