June is Pride Month, and the comic book world is celebrating all month long. Among DC Comics’ current titles, there are several books featuring prominent LGBTQ+ characters. From Superman: Son of Kal-El to Harley Quinn and others, the DC universe continues to lead the way in heroic inclusion.
There are quite a few queer heroes saving the day in places like Gotham City, Metropolis, Central City, and more. We broke down their backstories following Tim Drake’s historic coming out in Batman: Urban Legends #6. Meet those characters on our Tim Drake and DC Comics’ Queer Heroes blog, then get the rundown on even more diverse DC superheroes below.
Alias: Sojourner “Jo” Mullein
Powers: Indomitable Will
Affiliations: Lantern Corps
Major Enemies: @Blaze-of-Glory
Fan Fact: Jo is assigned an unnamed sector far beyond Oa. With no official name or number, she simply calls it “Far Sector.”
Alias: Alan Scott
Powers: Indomitable Will
Affiliations: Justice Society of America, All-Star Squadron, John Stewart
Major Enemies: Legion of Doom
Fan Fact: Alan never joined the Lantern Corps, yet nonetheless wields a green power ring.
Alias: Connor Hawke
Powers: In addition to archery skills like his father, Oliver Queen, Connor has limited precognition and regenerative healing due to genetic manipulation
Affiliations: Team Arrow, Justice League of America
Major Enemies: Lady Shiva, Onomatopoeia, Constantine Drakon, Master Dusk
Fan Fact: After strenuous zen training, Connor is able to employ a gift of clairvoyance, once even sensing his father’s presence, proving him to be alive.
Alias: Nia Nal
Powers: Precognition, Astral Projection, Oneiromancy
Gender Identity: Trans Woman
Major Enemies: Children of Liberty, the Anti-Monitor
Fan Fact: The character Nia Nal originated in CW’s Supergirl television series. Recently Dreamer arrived in the comics, with the stories written by none other than the actress herself, Nicole Maines.
Alias: Jonathan “Jon” Kent
Powers: Flight, Super Strength and Speed, Invulnerability, X-Ray Vision, Heat Vision
Affiliations: Jay Nakamura, Superman and Lois Lane, Nightwing, Damien Wayne
Major Enemies: Bendix, Lex Luthor
Fan Fact: To his journalist mother’s great pride, Jon was once arrested for marching with protestors.
Alias: Kate Kane
Powers: Acrobatics, Martial Arts, Archery
Affiliations: Batman, Gotham Knights, Detective Maggie Sawyer, Batgirl
Major Enemies: Alice and the Religion of Crime
Fan Fact: Batwoman is a proud lesbian and Jewish woman, and is also Bruce Wayne’s cousin.
Alias: Timothy “Tim” Drake
Powers: Gymnastics, Tactical Analysis
Affiliations: Bernard Dowd, Bat-Family, Teen Titans, Conner Kent
Major Enemies: Cluemaster, The Joker
Fan Fact: A young detective in the making, Tim Drake deduced the identities of the vigilante pair Batman and Nightwing after witnessing Dick Grayson perform at the circus.
Diana of Themyscira
Alias: Princess Diana of Themyscira, Diana Prince
Powers: Superhuman Strength and Durability, Enhanced Senses, Immortality, Animal Empathy and Communication
Affiliations: Zala-El (pictured above), Batman, the Amazons
Major Enemies: Ares, Cheetah
Fan Fact: Diana was fashioned from clay by Zeus and gifted powers from the pantheon of Greek gods.
Nubia of Themyscira
Powers: Superhuman Strength and Stamina, Immortality, Hand to Hand Combat, Swordsmanship
Affiliations: the Amazons
Major Enemies: Darkseid
Fan Fact: Nubia was born around the same time as Diana. Because they both come from the Well of Souls, they consider one another sisters.
Alias: Jackson Hyde (comics), Kaldur’ahm (television)
Powers: Electrokinesis, Enhanced Senses, Magic
Affiliations: Starfire, Young Justice, Aquaman, Black Manta
Major Enemies: King Shark, Ocean Master
Fan Fact: Jackson is currently dating Ha’Wea, a member of the Xebelian army.
The Flash (and Aquawoman!)
Alias: Jess Chambers
Powers: Speed Force Conduit, Accelerated Healing, Superhuman Agility and Reflexes, Cosmic Awareness
Gender Identity: Nonbinary, Genderfluid
Affiliations: Adrina Curry/Aquawoman (pictured above), Batman, Barry Allen
Major Enemies: Protex and the Hyperclan
Fan Fact: Jess came from a parallel universe where the Flash Family had long since vanished. They chose to remain on Earth 0 in order to join the Justice League there — and also to keep dating Adrina.