Comic Review: Love Is Love (IDW/DC Comics)

Comic creators come together to prove that love is stronger than hate. On June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Floria, Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded another 53 […]

Comic creators come together to prove that love is stronger than hate.

On June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Floria, Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded another 53 at Pulse nightclub. This is considered a terrorist attack/hate crime. It is the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. Needless to say, it was a devastating event.

Comic book writer and screenwriter Marc Andreyko organized this comic anthology, with many of his peers. Some of the contributing creators are Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Gail Simone, Grant Morrison, Paul Dini, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, Mark Millar, Marguerite Bennett, Kieron Gillen, Cat Staggs, Amanda Deibert, Rafael Albuquerque, Steven Orlando, Phil Jimenez, Steve Sadowski, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey, Matt Wagner, Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Gail Simone, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, James Asmus, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Peterson, Jesus Saiz, Olivier Coipel, Leinil Yu, Elsa Charretier and many more.

This comic was created to honor the victims of the shooting and to prove that no matter what it is, homosexual or heterosexual, love is love. That simple. It is published by IDW with help from DC Comics.

The books starts with a forward from Patty Jenkins, the direction of the upcoming Wonder Woman film. This entire anthology is extremely powerful and moving. Some are stories of the shooting. Some just deal with describing what is love. It’s hard to read this without a tear appearing in your eye. But maybe it’s something we need today. Especially with hate crimes one the rise and the future of LGBT rights up in the air.

No matter how much you want to deny it, love is love. This book proves that loves transpire sexuality, religion, race, and especially hate.

Proceeds will go to Equality Florida‘s fund to benefit the Pulse victims.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.