Love Is Love

Love Is Love

A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting

Graphic Novel - 2016
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The comic book industry comes together to support the survivors and honor those killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. Writers and artists from across the globe have created exclusive new material expressing their sorrow, compassion, frustration, and hope, all inspired by the tragic events. In doing so, they celebrate the victims, survivors, and their families while also spreading a message of peace and inclusion.
Publisher: San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 9781631409394
1631409395
Branch Call Number: L
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: DC Entertainment (Firm)
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shayshortt
Sep 02, 2017

Love is Love was put together and published in short order. Many of the pieces are raw and fumbling, reacting, processing. Some of them miss the mark, and a few really should have been more carefully considered, which might have had the chance to happen on a less tight editorial deadline. On the positive side, a number of major comic book characters are depicted as queer, or supportive of the LGBT community. However, these images would be more valuable in the regular runs of these major characters, where all the fans would be exposed to them. The collection achieved its purpose of raising money for the cause, and there are many beautiful and extremely touching pieces in this collection, mixed in with others that strike a sour note.

Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2017/08/31/love-is-love/

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allythemeek
Apr 28, 2017

I think this was well-intentioned but it missed the mark on a good number of the stories. There were some I teared up at and some I didn't quite "get" and some that I got angry about. It was full of very stereotypical stories and written by mostly straight people and I think that it could've been better if the majority of the artists had been part of the LGBTQ+ community. It was a lot of what we see in the media about LGBTQ+ folk - mostly white gay men with a few white lesbian women, coming out stories, abusive families, deaths and tragedy, and attempts at hope that people can change. I think it could've been much better if more LGBTQ+ voices had been involved.

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Pilgrim_green
Mar 29, 2017

Be prepared to shed a few tears when reading this.

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indyapparel
Mar 21, 2017

Yes, yes yes! A thousand times more of this please <3

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wildct2003
Feb 15, 2017

Good graphic novel compilation of contributions by a wide variety of artists. I read almost all of the segments (par for the course for me when I read a compilation such as this). Biggest gripe for me is the lead female on the cover--I believe someone messed up her stance as her feet are together and her body is twisted to one side. Feet should be apart, possibly walking as if to lead the group behind her.

Michael Colford Feb 02, 2017

Comic writer Marc Andreyko did the near impossible by pulling together the talent to create this graphic novel filled with one and two page stories as a tribute to the Orlando club shooting of last year. The stories' creators come from all walks of life, and depict all sorts of situations, but the collection's title, Love is Love underscores the sentiment that led to its creation. Thank you all for putting this together, so quickly, and with such heartfelt feeling. This is how we counter the horrors that occur in our world. You should all be proud.

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shayshortt
Sep 02, 2017

n June 12, 2016, a shooter opened fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Forty-nine people were killed, and more than 50 others were injured. In a Facebook post reacting to the tragedy, comic book writer Marc Andreyko put out the call for the comics community, writing “Hey, fellow comics professionals: anyone interested in doing a benefit anthology comic book for the Orlando victims? i’m more than willing to organize it and reach out to publishers…” The resulting deluge of offers to contribute led to the creation of Love is Love. From the proceeds of this anthology, a $150, 000 donation was made to the OneOrland Fund for victims and families of the Pulse shooting. Subsequent proceeds are scheduled to be donated to LGBTQA charities on an annual basis.

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shayshortt
Sep 02, 2017

Violence: Graphically depicts the murder victims of the Pulse shooting.

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