LOVE IS LOVE: A Comic For A Cause That Brings Our Favorite Superheros Together!

In September this year, DC Comics and IDW Publishing announced the “LOVE IS LOVE” benefit project to show their support and solidarity for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in June.

Described as a 144-page love letter to the LGBTQ community, the anthology graphic novel, curated by writer Marc Andreyko, features the work of some of the biggest names in the comic book community.
The project also features stories by actor Matt Bomer, documentarian Morgan Spurlock, and comedians Taran Killam and Patton Oswalt.

Things got really exciting two days ago when J.K. Rowling also became associated with the project when she approved of a “Harry Potter” themed illustration. This is officially the first time our beloved bespectacled wizard will appear in comic form alongside some iconic DC characters.

Created by DC co-publisher Jim Lee, the black and white illustration features Dumbledore and the Golden Trio standing with their wand arms extended upwards seemingly pointing to the rainbow colours of the LGBTQ community.

Check out @georgegustines lovely article in the @nytimes in which my “Love is love” contribution is revealed. This first of a kind illustration was done with #jkrowling’s blessing, inspired by her quote: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” –The Goblet of Fire #harrypotter #Loveislove is an amazing anthology and collaboration among so many of comicdom’s finest talents with all proceeds going to the victims, survivors, and their families of the Orlando shooting tragedy via EQUALITY FLORIDA. I want to thank @idwpublishing editor #SarahGaydos and @dccomics Vertigo group editor @jamie_s_rich for their tireless work in making this book a reality. The full uncropped image available in the book in stores 12/28. Colors by the magnificent @markchidc!

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Dumbledore, as we all know by now, was gay.

The illustration, according to Jim Lee, was inspired by the quote, “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open,” that appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

“LOVE IS LOVE mourns the 49 lost, honours the survivors, and celebrates love in all forms,” said project organiser and writer Andreyko.
The proceeds of the novel will go to the victims, survivors, and their families via EQUALITY FLORIDA.

In dark times like these, we could definitely use a little help from the Hero’s we look up to – to show us the light again, and to show us love, again.


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