Released December 28th 2016, Love is Love is a collaborative project by IDW and DC Comics that brings together world-renowned writers and artists from inside and outside of the comic community in memorial of the tragic shooting in Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12th of the same year. Available in print and digital format, all proceeds from the book are going to the victims, survivors, and their families through Equality Florida.
I haven’t read the comic in it’s entirety yet. The truth is, it’s hard to read. Comics are usually a medium that rely on the reader to remain emotionally invested while suspending disbelief, but not in this case. In Love is Love, you’re invested because it’s all real and relatable and human. It’s underscored by the fact that each vignette – whether proud and defiant or sorrowful and lamenting – has a tragedy as it’s foundation.