Joe Glass’s The Pride Arrives This June as a Full Omnibus Trade Paperback, Collecting Volumes 1 and 2 & the Collection of Self-Contained Stories, The Pride Adventures!
“[F]or readers hungry for queer superheroes. Joe Glass’ The Pride introduces a superhero universe built on LGBTQ+ inclusion, following a team that is explicitly created to show the range of the queer experience. The Pride features superheroes who are gay, lesbian, bi, trans, non-binary, and children of gay parents. Glass blends modern queer issues with classic superhero storytelling to tell narratives that classic superhero comics haven’t touched. . . . The Pride excels at using queer struggle and joy to show a different side of the superhero genre.” –AV Club
“I highly recommend this smart, charming, wonderful book to anyone who likes good comics. It’s absolutely a pleasure to read and a clear labor of love.” –Gail Simone, Batgirl, Leaving Megalopolis, Clean Room
“Old-school and progressive at the same time. Classic, high-energy superhero action that gives the queer community the heroes they’ve always deserved.” –Steve Orlando, Midnighter, Virgil
“The Pride is the modern, inclusive, and compelling superhero epic the world needs today.”
–Alex Segura, co-writer of The Black Ghost
and author of the acclaimed Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery novel series.
Dark Horse Comics, the legendary comic book publisher, and comiXology, the world’s premier digital comics service, will publish an omnibus print edition of writer Joe Glass’ acclaimed comic book series The Pride on June 1, 2021, timed to Pride Month. The Pride Omnibus will be comprised of The Pride Volumes 1 and 2 and The Pride Adventures, a collection of stand-alone stories. The publication of The Pride Omnibus marks the first time that the entire series has been made available in print for customers in comic shops, bookstores, and libraries.
“The Pride is all about taking a group of people who’ve so often seen their stories only told as subtext, and making it explicitly text,” says Joe Glass. “It’s about bringing that representation bursting out of the closet of metaphor and allegory, and making them openly, proudly the heroes of the story. It’s all that, plus some classic, bright, fun superhero action and melodrama that anyone can enjoy.”
In The Pride, FabMan is sick of being seen as a joke. Tired of the LGBTQ+ community being seen as inferior to straight heroes, he thinks it’s about damn time he did something about it. Bringing together some of the world’s greatest LGBTQ+ superheroes, The Pride is born to protect the world and fight prejudice, misrepresentation and injustice – not to mention a pesky supervillain or two.
The Pride Adventures brings a whole host of extra, self-contained stories and adventures starring the heroes of the Pride! See the team members face down crazed shooters, invasions, and even a sixty-foot-tall drag queen! Join the Pride as they work to change the world and show just what they can do!
The Pride Omnibus is written by Joe Glass, Sina Grace, Mike Garley, and PJ Montgomery and is illustrated by a wide range of talented artists including Gavin Mitchell, Cory Smith, Dani Abrams, Samir Barrett, Elizabeth Beals, Maxime Garbarini, Hector Barros, and Cem Iroz to name just a few; with colors by Mark Dale, Nathan Ashworth, Hector Barros, Kris Carter, Elizabeth Swann, Ben Wilsonham, and Adam Graphite; with letters by Mike Stock; and covers by Jamal Campbell, W Scott Forbes, Jemma Salume, Hamish Steele, Ricardo Bessa and more.
The Pride was one of the best-selling comiXology Submit releases of 2014 and is the first Submit series comiXology has invested in to continue through comiXology Originals. The Pride Omnibus joins the recently announced paperback editions of the Eisner Award winner AFTERLIFT, Breaklands, YOUTH, and The Black Ghost from the Dark Horse Comics and comiXology print program.
The Pride Omnibus goes on sale in bookstores on June 1st and in comic shops on June 2, retailing for $29.99pbk, ISBN: 978-1506724478 and is available for pre-order now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop.