The DC Book of Pride

A Celebration of DC's LGBTQIA+ Characters

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Pub Date 16 May 2023 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2023
DK, DK Children

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Discover the rich history of DC’s LGBTQIA+ Superheroes in this inspiring gift-title featuring detailed character profiles and comic book artwork

Celebrate Pride with DC’s LGBTQIA+ Superheroes.

Written and curated by DC expert Jadzia Axelrod, The DC Book of Pride profiles more than 50 LGBTQIA+ characters in detail, including Harley Quinn, Superman, Nubia, Robin, Batwoman, Aqualad, Dreamer, Green Lantern, and many more. Discover their fascinating origins, amazing superpowers, and key storylines. This title is an indispensable and celebratory companion to the DC Pride comic books. 

With stunning comic book artwork and an exclusive cover artwork by renowned DC comics illustrator Paulina Ganucheau, this book is a perfect addition to the collection of any DC fan. 

All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s23)
Discover the rich history of DC’s LGBTQIA+ Superheroes in this inspiring gift-title featuring detailed character profiles and comic book artwork

Celebrate Pride with DC’s LGBTQIA+ Superheroes.


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Very cool! An intro to a bunch of LGBTQ+ characters in DC Comics, with gorgeous character art and a bio. Considering this is only a curated selection of queer characters, and not ALL DC's queer characters, it was still very neat to see how many there are.

I really enjoy comic book content even though I'm not a big comic reader (I stick to shorter graphic novel series and standalones), I absolutely love to see the queer rep in media, so I had to jump on this as soon as I saw it. It's added some shorter titles I'm very much looking forward to checking out, such as Galaxy: the Prettiest Star.

A great addition to any comic fan's collection, and great information for fans or those who like queer media.

ARC from NetGalley.

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The book is lovely. The illustrations are gorgeous and it is a great collection of characters. This would be perfect for comic fans who want to flip through the heroes or for new readers who are looking for some interesting characters. Just a note: it is a book of character profiles only - there are no stories in the book. Each character's first appearance comic is listed, but I think I would have liked some references of where to find some of these story lines. Overall this is a gorgeous collection! Thank you NetGalley and DK Children for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

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This books is amazing. It is beautiful. Both the written words and illustrations. Well planned out. Well Written. Fun and knowledgeable. Love love love!!!!

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THE ART IS SO PRETTY!!!! I read this purely because I wanted to know how many characters were LGBTQIA+ and I absolutely fell in love with the art. This is a quick read for sure, but very good. Robin was so well drawn. Cheetah was TERRIFYING, but I was here for it.

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The DC Book of Pride is a great reprenstation of LGBTQ+ community. WIth the exception of a few pages, majority of the artwork is bright and modern that really make the characters pop off the pages. Each character has a bio including information about themselves, first appearances, and so much more. This would make an amazing gift for any DC fan!

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I enjoyed reading this book. The descriptions of each character are short but informative. I like that this book could serve as a introduction to readers looking to get into comics through queer characters or longtime readers who what to diversify their comics knowledge. Overall the book does exactly what it intends to.

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This is a super detailed book filled with LGBT characters in the DC universe. It has facts about each hero/villain, which comics they appeared in, allies, likes and dislikes. I found it interesting that comics were regulated and censored for LGBT content; however, creators added several little clues and details for certain characters all the way back to the 1940s. A brilliant bit of subterfuge on the behalf of some of the artists and writers. I do love that with the censorship and regulations lifted, the comic world can become more and more diverse. I can't wait to see what new heroes emerge and for the next edition of this book to be more about main character vibes.

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The DC Book of Pride is a catalogue of many (not all) of the queer characters that appear in the DC comics.

Included are the more popularly acknowledged queer characters like Harley and Ivy as well as many characters most people have probably never heard of before. Each character gets a full-page illustration, a brief explanation of their backstory and where they fall under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, and a small profile. Included in their profile is the year of first appearance and it is comforting to see that not all of the characters were recent creations. Some of these characters' stories go back to the Golden Age of comics and their identities were allowed to go from implications to developed character traits as censorship lessened.

This is great for DC fans who want a collection celebrating all their favourite gay icons, but even better for people like me who want to consume more queer media but might not know which comics to start with. I've definitely gotten some ideas for which comic runs to check out next (once I finish the stack on my shelf, of course)!

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