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Image Debuts 25th Anniversary LGBTQ Pride Month Variants

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Image Debuts 25th Anniversary LGBTQ Pride Month Variants

Image Comics continues its 25th anniversary celebration with a new batch of 11 variant covers, this time themed around and timed to coincide with Pride Month this June.

According to press release from Image, “the variants will serve to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the progress made by the Gay Liberation Movement in promoting inclusivity and support for all. 100% of the proceeds made from these June Pride variant covers will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign.”

In a statement to promote the variants, Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson said: “We are so thankful for the opportunity to support the LGBTQ community during Pride Month this year by partnering once again with the Human Rights Campaign.”

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“It’s never been a secret that Image Comics is supportive of creative freedom,” Stephenson said, “but it’s important that we also make it clear that we stand for inclusivity, diversity, and equality, now more than ever. We hope these variants will serve as a positive display of that ongoing commitment.”

June was chosen as Pride Month by the LGBTQ activist Brenda Howard, organizer of the first Gay Pride march that commemorated the 1969 Stonewall Riots that began when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a Manhattan gay bar, in late June.

Six of the variants appear below, along with ordering info for all 11.

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 14th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, May 22nd):
Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, cover by De Landro (MAR178611)
Rose #3 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by Guara (MAR178609)

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 21st (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, May 29th):
Crosswind #1 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs (MAR178608)
Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #4 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Mahfood (MAR178610)
The Old Guard #5 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, cover by Fernandez (MAR178604)

Available in stores on Wednesday, June 28th (Final order cutoff deadline Monday, June 5th):
Black Magick #6 by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, cover by Scott (MAR178605)
Deadly Class #29 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, cover by Craig (MAR178607)
Shutter #29 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, cover by del Duca (MAR178606)
Redneck #3 by Donny Cates and Lisandro Estherren, cover by Ed Luce (MAR178737)

(via PreviewsWorld)

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