Star Wars Pride Month Covers Feature Lando Calrissian and More


Lando Calrissian and different LGBTQ+ characters from a galaxy far, distant are featured on Pride month variant covers for Marvel’s Star Wars comics in June. These new covers complement Phil Jimenez’s Pride month variant that includes LGBTQ+ characters from the Marvel Universe. The covers supply art work depicting LGBTQ+ Star Wars characters. There are six covers and they will seem on the titles Star Wars #14, Darth Vader #13, Doctor Aphra #11, Bounty Hunters #13, The High Republic #6, and Star Wars: Wars of the Bounty Hunters #1. The characters showing on these covers are Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, Rae Sloan, Yrica Quell, Terec and Ceret, and Lando Calrissian, every rendered by LGBTQ+ artists and adorned with new Pride variations of every title’s brand.

“This talented team of artists is bringing so much passion and enthusiasm to these covers,” Editor Tom Groneman stated in a press launch. “For me, sharing that passion with fans and readers is a wonderful celebration of the most unique, compelling, and iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy.”

(Photo: Jan Bazaldua, Marvel Comics)

Above is the Doctor Aphra #11 cowl by Jan Bazaldua and Rachelle Rosenberg that includes Sana Starros. Other artists engaged on the variants embody Javier Garron, Babs Tarr, Jacopo Camagni, JJ Kirby, and Stephen Byrne. Those covers are quickly to return.

Lando’s inclusion on this initiative appears to concern that he’s pansexual. Though there is no defining reference to his sexuality within the movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story star Donald Glover, who performed Lando, expressed the opinion that Lando is pansexual throughout interviews main as much as its launch.

“How can you not be pansexual in space?” Glover shared with Sirius XM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio. “There are so many things to have sex with. I didn’t think that was that weird. Yeah, he’s coming on to everybody. I mean, yeah, whatever. It just didn’t seem that weird to me ‘cause I feel like if you’re in space it’s kind of like, the door is open! It’s like, no, only guys or girls. No, it’s anything. This thing is literally a blob. Are you a man or a woman? Like, who cares? Have a good time out here.”

Solo author Jonathan Kasdan stated one thing related. “I would say yes,” Kasdan informed The Huffington Post. “There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality. I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of. He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun. I don’t know where it will go.”

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