Marvel’s Star Wars Variant Cover Art Commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month

Marvel’s Star Wars Variant Cover Art Commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month
Variant Cover Art for Marvel/Lucas film (Illustration: Jacopo Camagni)

Lucas films will honour June’s Pride Month with variant covers to remind fans that LGBTQ characters do exist in the Star Wars universe. All covers in the Marvel/Star Wars line will feature a queer character drawn by queer artists.

Participating artist Jacopo Camagni tells Starwars.com, “As part of the community of LGBTQ+ creators — a galaxy not so far away — I am honoured to be part of this project, and sketching Yrica Quell was a journey to expand that endless galaxy, on board with her as rebels against the Empire.”

The High Republic #6 cover artist Javier Garrón expressed his excitement in drawing Jedi Terec snd Ceret for Pride Month, and I wanted to draw Terec and Ceret as the powerful characters they are, filled with determination and hope. That’s what a great Jedi means to me. And representation matters.”

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for, here is some cover art!

Doctor Aphra on the cover of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, by artist Babs Tarr.

Variant Cover Art for Marvel/Lucas films (Illustration: Babs Tarr) Variant Cover Art for Marvel/Lucas films (Illustration: Babs Tarr)

Pilot Yrica Quell on the cover of Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13, by artist Jacopo Camagni.

Variant Cover Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: Jacopo Camagni) Variant Cover Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: Jacopo Camagni)

Imperial Commander Rae Slone on the cover of Star Wars: Darth Vader #13, by artist JJ Kirby.

Variant Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: JJ Kirby) Variant Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: JJ Kirby)

Jedi Twins Terec and Ceret on the cover of Star Wars: The High Republic #6, by artist Javier Garrón.

Variant Cover Art for Marvel/Lucas film (Illustration: Javier Garrón) Variant Cover Art for Marvel/Lucas film (Illustration: Javier Garrón)

Bounty Hunter Sana Starros on the cover of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11, drawn by Jan Bazaldua.

Variant Cover Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: Javier Garrón) Variant Cover Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: Javier Garrón)

Millennium Falcon pilot Lando Calrissian on the cover of Star Wars #14, by artist Stephen Byrne.

Variant Cover Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: Stephen Byrne) Variant Cover Art for Marvel/ Lucas Films (Illustration: Stephen Byrne)