DC Pride: 2022 #1

Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 33
8.9Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

DC's 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batwoman, and more! This special also includes:
o A Multiversity: Teen Justice kickoff story spotlighting Kid Quick and written by
   the miniseries team, Danny Lore and Ivan Cohen!
o An introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines that
   will incl more

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Jun 22, 2022

    Not only an uplifting selection of celebratory stories, DC Pride 2022 is a book of immeasurable importance. Not only do books like this allow us to see facets of ourselves in our heroes, it also seeks to educate others about the problems many people face on a daily basis, even today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jun 11, 2022

    Once again DC has presented us with a rounded and exquisite presentation of the kinds of people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. DC Pride 2022 truly offers many heroes we can all be proud of and they're always around, not just for Pride month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Marina Z. Jun 7, 2022

    DC Pride 2022 is a well-put-together look at stories from across the wider DC Universe that feel crafted with genuine love and care. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Joe Loves Comics Jun 9, 2022

    So in my opinion, DC Pride #1 2022 is a beautiful, fantastic and all round absolutely brilliant celebration of some of the amazing and wonderful LGBTQIA+ characters and creators DC has! A book well worth the $10 cover price and definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 3, 2022

    As poignant as they are celebratory, the 12 short stories in The DC Pride 2022 #1 one-shot are varied and wonderful, made possible by DC Comics sustained commitment to welcoming LGBTQ characters into their superhero universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jun 8, 2022

    This just might be one of the best and most important anthologies DC has put out in recent memory, and that's a cause for celebration. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 10, 2022

    I'm happy DC's releasing these books, but I think they can do better, and I genuinely hope they do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Afre Jun 8, 2022

    There are some good pieces here, some not-so-good and one amazing made by one and only Kevin Conroy. And for that alone, it deserves at least 9.

  • 9.0
    davepete Jun 7, 2022

    The Kevin Conroy story is a gut-puncher. I would love to know the identities of the people he's writing about. (The miniseries on page 3 is probably "Kennedy" -- hope it wasn't E.G.M. -- and the film on page 4 is probably "The Face of Fear.") As someone who grew up watching Bewitched and The Waltons, it's nuts to think there were still TV people so phobic they wouldn't hire a gay lead actor in the 1990s.

  • 8.5
    WhistleBlower Jun 9, 2022

    Kevin Conroy's story alone is better than all the nostalgia pandering crap that DC publishes from over-the-hill writers that peaked a decade ago

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Jun 7, 2022

    There are some excellent pieces in here — I particularly liked the Harley & Ivy story and Jo's story — but I confess to being a little burned out on the tokenizing capital-R Representation of these sorts of books. You know the drill for this kind of project: the gay romance that is a big bland statement about coming out of the closet, the cool trans heroine they'll never use again, Harley and Ivy getting to be happy together out of continuity. I'm legit glad to see all the LGBT representation DC has put into their books in recent years, but I'm really ready for the presence of LGBT characters to just be a normal part of the world. I'm weary of the existence of LGBT characters being constantly so burdened with the weight of making a big more

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 2, 2022

    The worst story of the bunch is definitely the first story, by Devin Grayson. The outright offensive way she wrote Damian while tacitly implying that Stonewall was bad because it was a riot, and that people shouldn't riot for their rights was... Perplexing. Don't fight for your rights if it means being violent. Civility matters more than your rights. Let's put that in a Pride anthology. You wanna talk about corporate pandering, that's the epitome of pandering to liberals.

    There are a string of stories that I'd call boring more than anything. But boredom is a terrible sin. Confessions, by Stephanie Williams. A World Kept Just for Me, by Alyssa Wong. Public Display of Electromagnetism, by Greg Lockard. Special Delivery, by Travis G more

  • 7.0
    Jawsh Jun 13, 2022

    The Kevin Conroy story is a 10/10.
    There a couple of great little stories here too, particular loved Phillips' Batwoman-themed tell, and the dreamlike Fernandez story with Harley and Ivy. But most of them left me feeling a little underwhelmed. It's alright and it is nice to see DC utilize some characters that def deserve more screentime. Mullein, for example, with Evan Gagle in art duties, is exceptional (but maybe we can replace Tini Howard...).

    It's an alright collection with a few gems sprinkled throughout.

  • 5.0
    RKS Jun 8, 2022

    $9.99 cover price?

  • 1.0
    Briton Jun 10, 2022

    More division vomited forth from DC comics.

    We do not need seperate comics for every minority/gender. It will lead to ghettoisation.

    Stop dividing people.

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    uktsr Jun 7, 2022

    Corporate cringe

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  • SenpaifenixJäger Jun 14, 2022

    DC celebrate diversity month? Damn they've been immersed in it for years with forced inclusion in many cases. Bah who cares when Berzerk is going to have a sequel, and I thank DC for this as I've stopped buying most of their issues and now have a little money saved up to buy something I'm really interested in.

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  • Batmanaholic Jun 7, 2022

    ....... 9.8/10 and 9.6/10.

    So this anthology issue is the best boon dc has made since the court of owls? Is what your telling me?

    Just because it says pride on it, doesn't make it the greatest comic ever written. My god people. Use logic during your reviews.

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