Marc Andreyko Assembles Over One Hundred Creators For ‘Love Is Love’ Anthology To Benefit Survivors Of Orlando Shooting
On June 12th, 2016, a gunman entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and killed forty-nine people, as well as wounding fifty-three more. It was the biggest terror attack on American soil since September 11th, and a purposeful attack on predominantly Latinx gay and bisexual men in what was supposed to be a safe space.
This December, DC Comics and IDW are coming together to publish an anthology titled Love Is Love, which sees over one hundred comics creators coming together to contribute stories, with all proceeds going to Equality Florida and the fund to benefit the survivors of the attack.
Announced today via The New York Times, the anthology is the brainchild of Marc Andreyko, known for comics work such as Manhunter and Batwoman, who says it was inspired by the collaborative charity efforts of the '80s such as We Are The World and Live Aid. Among those initially announced for the anthology are comedian Patton Oswalt, Lost's Damon Lindelof, Superwoman's Phil Jimenez and The Unworthy Thor's Olivier Coipel.
While the New York Times article is sparse on creator announcements, several more have confirmed their involvement via Twitter. Steve Orlando will contribute a story with Iain Laurie, James Tynion IV will team with Molly Osertag, and James Asmus, Ryan Ferrier and Ming Doyle are also working together as part of the project.
The anthology will clock in at 100 one-or-two pages stories across 144 pages, and will retail for $9.99. All proceeds will benefit the survivors of the shooting via Equality Florida.