comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service and Queer Comix announced that The Pride Season Two an all-new, six issue comic book series spinning out of writer Joe Glass’ acclaimed LGBTQ+ super hero series The Pride will debut as part of the comiXology Originals program, June 5th, just in time for Pride month. Additionally, the acclaimed indie hits, The Pride Season One and The Pride Adventures Season One, also join comiXology Originals. The Pride is the first Submit series comiXology has invested in to continue through comiXology Originals, making these amazing stories available to a new worldwide audience.
The Pride Season Two #1, written by Joe Glass and illustrated by Cem Iroz with colors by Mark Dale and letters by Mike Stock, as well as The Pride Season One and The Pride Adventures Season One will be digitally available to read for members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology upon release, June 5th. All of The Pride will be available in print via Amazon.com at the same time as The Pride Season Two collected edition release.
In The Pride Season Two you’ll join an amazing cast of heroes who united to form a team comprised entirely of LGBTQ+ crime fighters in bright and fun action-packed adventures that any super hero fan can enjoy. The team returns with exciting new adventures where they must stop a nuclear meltdown, welcome new heroes, and investigate a spate of mysterious attacks on the world’s biggest pop star.
“I began The Pride because I want to tell stories where queer characters and stories are not only told through metaphor, analogy and subtext, but are open, accessible and show a diversity of life not usually seen in the medium,” says writer Joe Glass.
“We’ve been big fans of The Pride since it debuted through comiXology Submit in 2014,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content. “We are excited about the future of The Pride and so have taken steps to invest in it and have it continue as a comiXology Originals title. It’s fantastic to be able to pick up a series that debuted on Submit and help extend its reach to a broader worldwide audience.”
In a world populated by people with superpowers, FabMan (Tomorrow’s Fabulous Man, Today) feels a deep schism in the representation of his community and his own heroic exploits, which are often presented as fluff pieces in the news. Wanting to fight for change, he forms The Pride, the world’s premier LGBTQ+ supergroup featuring a diverse range of characters representative of the broad LGBTQ+ spectrum, from gay, lesbian, bi and trans superheroes to non-binary, drag queen, HIV+, children of gay parents, and more. Together they fight to protect the world from prejudice, misrepresentation, and injustice, not to mention a pesky supervillain or two!
The Pride Season Two #1, The Pride Season One and The Pride Adventures Season One will all debut as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content, making these series available to a greater worldwide audience, starting June 5th. The Pride Season One, collects The Pride #1-6, with bonus content including art from Gavin Mitchell (Stiffs, Santa vs. The Nazis) and Samir Barrett, with The Pride Adventures Season One collecting The Pride Adventures #1-4. These debuting series will be available to read digitally for members of Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited and will also be available for sale on comiXology and Kindle. And for the first time since its successful Kickstarter campaign, The Pride Season One and The Pride Adventures Season One will be available in print, via Amazon.com, joining The Pride Season Two in print once all six issues are collected.
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About the Writer:
Joe Glass is a comics writer and creator of LGBTQ+ superhero series, The Pride. Joe has been a critic and reporter on comics and the industry, while making his own comics and fighting for accessibility and representation for the LGBTQ+ community in comics. Joe lives in the valleys of South Wales, UK.
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