It’s unusual that we’d run an interview at IGN where one of the interviewees is an IGN editor, but Love is Love is a very special project.
Published by IDW, in participation with DC Comics, Love is Love — which will be available on December 28th for $9.99 — is a 144-page anthology comic book created as a tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL earlier this year. Comic book writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Wonder Woman ’77) organized the book and its participants and all of the work for Love is Love was done for free, with all proceeds going to Equality Florida to benefit the victims and survivors from Pulse, along with their families.
The astounding list of contributors includes some of the biggest names in comic books, including Jim Lee, Paul Dini, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, Jill Thompson, George Perez, Matt Wagner, Amanda Connor, Phil Jimenez, Olivier Coipel and many more. The book also features contributions from notable actors, writers and directors outside the comic book world, including Patton Oswalt, Damon Lindelof, Taran Killam, Matt Bomer, Morgan Spurlock and none other than J.K. Rowling, whose Harry Potter characters are featured in a page drawn by Jim Lee. Along with several stories that feature Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and other DC Comics icons, the Archie characters also appear, and the book features work by some, like Marvel’s Brian Michael Bendis, who have notably been given permission to circumvent their current exclusive deals.