By Charlie Gage

The home of Wonder Woman and Batman, DC Comics, has teamed up with publishing powerhouse IDW to bring us LOVE IS LOVE, a tribute graphic novel honoring the victims of the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Comics writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN ’77) spearheaded this labor of love quickly pulling together over 200 artists and writers to create over 140 pages of emotionally powerful and inspirational original work. Big names from mainstream comics and well known independent creators such as Phil Jimenez, Jim Lee, Steve Sadowski, Grant Morrison, Gail Simone, Ed Luce, George Perez, Matt Wagner, Sina Grace, Paul Dini, Patton Oswalt, and Jose Villarubia, open their hearts and minds for over 100 short stories and images.

LOVE IS LOVE shows queer DC Comics characters Batwoman, Midnighter and others partying on the dance floor and Batman examining the Pulse crime scene. This book also gives us emotional examinations of love, homophobia, gun violence, and even the introspective personal reactions of the artists themselves to the Pulse massacre. While most stories are only one or two pages long they will touch your heart and bring a tear to your eye. This book is a must own for queer comics fans and allies.

All of the proceeds are being donated to Equality Florida to help them continue their heroic work with Pulse shooting survivors, victims, and affected family members. LOVE IS LOVE is available in print hardcopy and digital download for $9.99 through Amazon, IDWpublishing.com, most comic book shops and book stores.

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