Just like our own world, the Star Wars universe is full of diversity – of nationality, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. And to celebrate the upcoming Pride Month, Lucasfilm and Marvel have teamed up to, once again, produce a slate of comic covers celebrating the beloved LGBTQ characters of Star Wars.
Kicking off in June, each Pride variant is designed by LGBTQ artists and features two Star Wars logos with rainbow designs. The covers feature LGBTQ characters from across the Star Wars timeline – from The High Republic to the sequel era and everything in between.
Here’s the full list of Star Wars Pride Month variant covers coming next month.
June 15: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #24 – T’onga and Losha
Artist: Jan Bazaldua
T’onga is a former bounty hunter who lived with her partner Losha on the moon of Logal Ri. They both planned to be simple farmers until the person responsible for T’onga’s brother’s death came back.
June 22: Star Wars: Obi-Wan #2 – Kho Phon Farrus
Artist: Derek Charm
Kho Phon Farrus is a non-binary character featured in the Doctor Aphra series. Like Aphra, they are also an archaeologist, though they are obsessed with the history of the dark side of the Force and its worshippers.
June 22: Star Wars: Darth Vader #25 – Sabé, Saché, and Yané
Artist: Kei Zama
Sabé, Saché, and Yané are three of Padme Amidala’s original handmaidens. Sabé was Padme’s “shadow” and decoy, and after the senator’s death, set out with her partner Captain Tonra to investigate what happened. After their handmaiden service, Saché and Yané moved in together and fostered children while Saché worked in the Planetary Legislative Assembly on Naboo.
July 6: Star Wars: The Mandalorian #1 – Vi Moradi
Artist: Phil Jimenez
Vi Moradi was a spy for the Resistance who established a base on Batuu. She also investigated Captain Phasma’s origins. Vi Moradi was introduced in Phasma and returned in Black Spire Outpost – both by Delilah S. Dawson, who confirmed the character is asexual.
July 20: Star Wars #25 – Larma D’Acy and Wrobie Tyce
Artist: JJ Kirby
Larma D’Acy and Wrobie Tyce are married members of the Resistance. Wrobie was a fighter pilot, flying with Cobalt Squadron in an A-wing, while Larma was a commander in the ground forces.
July 20: Han Solo & Chewbacca #4 – Lula Talisola and Zeen Mrala
Artist: Javier Garrón
Lula Talisola is a Jedi Padawan of The High Republic era, apprenticing under Jedi Master Kantam Sy. Zeen Mrala, a Force-sensitive, joined up with the young Jedi apprentices during a mission to save her planet, but Zeen could not be trained as Jedi because she was too old. Their deep connection and love story is chronicled through The High Republic Adventures comics and in the YA novel Midnight Horizon.
July 27: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #22 – Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra
Artist: Paulina Ganucheau
Doctor Aphra is one of the most self-serving but loveable characters in all of Star Wars. She’s an archaeologist who at one time worked for Darth Vader alongside her murderous companions Triple Zero and Black Krrsantan. Her difficult childhood makes it hard for her to maintain healthy relationships, but she’s been linked off and on to Sana Starros and Imperial officer Magna Tolvan.