DC Satisfaction, the extra-sized anthology showcasing LGBTQIA+ expertise and creators, was launched this week from DC Comics, and the particular now has its first spin-off. Courtesy of an unique from THR, DC Comics introduced Aquaman: The Changing into, a 6-issue restricted collection starring Jackson Hyde, higher referred to as Aqualad. The collection will probably be written by Future State: Aquaman scribe Brandon Thomas with inside artwork by Diego Olortegui, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Adriano Lucas, and covers by David Talaski.
Final yr, Jackson was the star character of You Introduced Me the Ocean, an unique LGBTQ+ graphic novel for younger grownup readers from Lambda Award-winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys) and bestselling illustrator Julie Maroh,
Created for the Younger Justice animated collection, new Aqualad Kaldur-ahm was finally included within the DC Comics continuity with the civilian id Jackson Hyde. After an absence throughout the New 52 DC Comics relaunch, Jackson returned within the comics the DC Universe: Rebirth one-shot, the place readers discovered that Aqualad is homosexual.
Younger Justice present creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti had all the time meant for Aqualad character to be queer. So when YJ was finally introduced again years after its cancellation, they had been lastly capable of correctly depict Aqualad (now having assumed the Aquaman mantle) as queer when he kissed his fellow Atlantean Wynnde.
Aquaman: The Changing into #1 (of 6) is scheduled for launch this September. Keep tuned for extra particulars.