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DC Pride #1

9.2Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Jun 8, 2021

    Just in time for LGBT Pride Month, DC Pride #1brings us some cute, heart-warming tales of queer superheroes. And while all the creative teams in this anthology have done some great work, the real point of this book is how it may mean the world to someone struggling to come to terms with their identity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - James Caudill Jun 10, 2021

    I could go on and on about how beautiful this book is and how well written the stories are. But, instead, I would suggest that you just go buy a copy. It is stunning. By day, I am a teacher of high school students that use comics in the classroom. I will certainly be adding a copy of this to my classroom library. These stories are so important. Everyone needs to see themselves represented in comics and now is a great time for these historically underrepresented groups to shine. I want my students to see themselves represented just like I want to see everyone represented. Please, go out and get this book. Buy an extra copy if you can to gift to someone who might need to read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 8, 2021

    Everyone involved in DC Pride #1 should be proud of their work on this book. The stories assembled here are all about the heroic ideals of Truth, Justice and Freedom and tap into the core of what superhero stories should be. Anyone who finds anything objectionable about this would do well to read more comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 9, 2021

    DC Pride #1 is glorious. I love it. You should love it too. The choice of the word glorious there is a nod to the intro written by Marc Andrekyo. I am sure most people planned on skipping it. Don't. Seriously. He says everything I want to say here, in that essay. Buy this book. Give it to people you love. Give it to people who have open minds and to people with closed minds. Buy. Read. Repeat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jun 9, 2021

    To put it simply, DC Pride is something I"and so many other LGBTQ+ readers"would have loved to read growing up, which makes its arrival in 2021 a source of celebration and pride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Jun 8, 2021

    Adorable, emotionful and immensely important short story that puts Harlivy in its place as the cutest girlfriends of DC, and that goes to the necessary lengths to make them justice. Overall, really happy about this, and, if you're a fan of them, there's no way you won't enjoy it! Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jun 9, 2021

    DC Pride #1 is a fantastic showcase not just for DC Comics' LGBTQ+ characters, but the company's LGBTQ+ creators too as they capture a range of relationships, feelings, sexualities, and gender identities. There's a lot of focus on established romantic relationships, but some of the stories explore activism, community, and the Midnighter/Extrano/John Constantine is a straight up adventure yarn. I enjoyed seeing myself and my queer siblings uplifted in this comic and hope DC can do something more ongoing with these characters, situations, and especially creators. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 9, 2021

    This is really well done overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 8, 2021

    Overall, this may be the best anthology, top to bottom, that DC has ever put out. Near-perfect with stories ranging from good to spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jun 5, 2021

    DC Pride #1 is a treasure of fun and inclusivity that a lot of storytelling platforms could truly learn from. Please grab this wonderful book and celebrate Pride Month with this, and the many other great DC books that have special Pride covers; most of which can be seen above. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Rob Stryczek Jun 8, 2021

    Tynion starts this anthology off with a story of self acceptance and learning to find comfort in who you are. Navigating through the alienating trenches of life can feel almost suffocating. This creative team put together a powerful story to show their love for Batwoman. Absolutely a beautiful story that hit me close to home. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Jun 8, 2021

    "Be Gay, Do Crime" is a fun, stylish story confronting systemic injustice. Yet, while the comic introduces a new queer character alongside Pied Piper, that characters queer identity remains strangely out of frame. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Madeleine Chan Jun 8, 2021

    Despite any qualms around performativity or rainbow-washing I may have with DC, the comic itself contains a plethora of great stories, ranging from cute and charming to heartfelt and intriguing accompanied by gorgeous pinups and cool interviews from DC TV stars. Definitely worth picking up for some fun content and to show DC that this kind of issue is something worth continuing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 8, 2021

    Jackson is attending his first Pride parade and is unsure of what to do. When rain falls on the festivities, he and his date notice that the rain is effecting people's emotions and the cause of the rain is revealed as Eclipso. As everyone else flees the scene, Jackson refuses to run and faces Eclipso head on. Fortunately, he will discover that he is not alone after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Jun 8, 2021

    In DC Pride #1s He is the Light of My Life @DipsOff @klausjansennyc and @DaveMcCaig tells a heartfelt story of LBGTQ+ generations and family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jun 9, 2021

    None of these stories are perfect, but all of them make me feel good " about DC, about diversity in the comic book world, and about myself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 15, 2021

    A whole lot of comics (with a whole lot of price tag) that ends up being well worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Merlyn Jun 8, 2021

    Other than Batwoman's story which was pretty good and Dreamer's which was just okay, all the others were atrociously bad with a special mention for Sina Grace who shouldn't EVER write a comic book. The art wasn't very good either.

    I do have a question: why does the DC logo on this book have all those extra-colors? The LGBT flag is obvious, the trans flag I can get too (even though the "T" in LGBT already covers that), but what are the black and brown for? Wasn't this about sexuality, it's also about race too? If so, intersectionality is a dangerous type of thinking and DC does no one good with supporting this ideological stance.

    P.S.: It's kind of ridiculous how in a week with good DC comics the best user reviews are f more

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  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin Jun 8, 2021

    Alan caused the train crash that killed a lot of people because the conductor was busy having sex with him and wasn't doing his job. How is this respecting gay people?

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  • 5.0
    Articulat3 Jun 11, 2021

    As expected all the "professional" reviewers give it glowing reviews. Everybody has loved Harley, Ivy since forever, nobody cared they were LGBT. You guys need to be releasing this book in the Middle East, thats where they actually have a problem with intolerance towards LGBT. Stop writing down to your audience here. You can write LGBT and minority characters without making it there only personality trait. Constantine is bisexual and nobody gave a shit, the problem is you guys write bad stories for alot of these characters. If you actually care about lgbt/minorities write them properly and not as mascots for your social views.

  • 1.0
    Sup3rsa1yan1990 Jun 9, 2021

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  • 1.0
    Foxter Jun 10, 2021

    This why the comicbook industry is dying. You just has to compare the users and "critics" rating, there is dissonance here. Dc and Marvel continue to make comics for an audience that dont give a shit about them.

  • 1.0
    Rasiel Jun 9, 2021

    The author’s introduction celebrates that the characters presented in this anthology “are no longer defined by who they are.” What an accurate depiction of wokism: it doesn’t matter who you are as an individual, all that matters is how your race, gender, or sexual orientation can be used to facilitate divisiveness.

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  • 1.0
    Briton Jun 15, 2021

    Blatant propaganda-mongering from DC. This sort of drivel will kill off the comics industry.

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  • 9.5
    Antenovial Jun 8, 2021

    A great anthology. I enjoyed all of the stories except for one, which is more due to the characters involved than the actual story. Overall the art was solid, and it's great to learn about so many characters, some of which I didn't even know exist.

  • 8.0

    The mentally ill guy with his alt accounts is really telling on himself here.

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  • 7.5
    daspidaboy Jun 8, 2021

    Wasn that bad, but could have been better. Only a couple issues I really liked.

  • 7.5
    skellylaugh Jun 16, 2021

    Okay DC I'll bite. Being an LBGT+ myself I should probably love this book. Well I didn't, more like just eh, okay and go read something else. Most of the one-shots were good except for Harley/Ivy which has Ivy acting massively OOC for even the pairing to work anymore, which is sad. Why does Ivy care about what happens to the people? Why is she not screeching at Harley for hurting her plant blechy monster baby? Why does she only get one fucking line but Harley is jabbering nonsense for the whole issue. At least the art was decent-ish? I wish the pin-up were better too. Catman was the only one that was a pin-up.

    An Okay book for queers like me but I wouldn't pay the price of admission.

  • 7.0
    😒 Jul 5, 2021

    Full disclosure I am straight, but I realize the importance of pride given how many gay friends I have had in my life. Also, I can't believe it's 2021 and we still have people with boogeyman ideas of people based on their skin colour and sexual preferences. We only recently had a huge technological boom, maybe we've been thinking wrong this whole time about how advanced our civilization is. Our tech may seem futuristic, but our discrimination comparatively seems prehistoric in nature. Sorry, to the dinosaurs for generalizing. May they RIP.

    The book was okay, but to someone it may be more.

  • 6.0
    Punishment Aug 27, 2021

    To be honest, I didn't hate or like this issue. It just felt like more relationship stuff than actual action in the issue. I also particularly think that Midnighter and Batwoman (the comic version) are pretty cool characters, but this is for sure not their best work.

  • 5.0
    Psycamorean Jun 22, 2021

    So for what is ultimately an extremely middling book, this sure has gotten a lot of ire. Most of the stories here should elicit a response from the reader that can only be described as "Eh." For what little it matters to this conversation, I am a member of the LGBT+ community. I'm pansexual. That doesn't matter here because I think the genuine criticisms of this book are universal, and the rest of what you see in these user reviews is horseshit. I'll quickly run down each story and give my thoughts, and then I will address the... absurdity on display in these user reviews. Such is the benefit of reviewing your comics in bulk (and falling hopelessly behind because life doesn't care about your hobbies.)

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