A new cover and additional creators involved in the benefit anthology Love Is Love have been released by IDW Publishing. This title, done in partnership with DC Comics, is being done to benefit survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando which took place earlier this year, via the charity organization Equality Florida.
“When tragedy happens, art responds. And after the Pulse massacre, the comics community responded quickly, decisively, and with open hearts,” said project organizer and writer Marc Andreyko. “I could not be more proud of this book, or to be a member of the comics community. The talent and emotion on every page is staggering. Love Is Love mourns the 49 lost, honors the survivors, and celebrates love in all forms.”
Love Is Love is scheduled to include work by Phil Jimenez, Steve Sadowski, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey, Matt Wagner, Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Steven Orlando, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, James Asmus, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Peterson, Jesus Saiz, Olivier Coipel, Leinil Yu, Elsa Charretier, with more yet to be announced.
In addition to IDW and DC characters and creators involved, titles from other publishers will be represented including Image's Southern Bastards with a new story by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.
“When Marc brought this project to me, there was no hesitation about us getting involved,” added IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall. “To echo Marc’s sentiments, we are proud of the hard work and talent that has gone into this project and to be involved in any way to support the survivors and their families in the face of tragedy.”
Vertigo Group Editor Jamie Rich echoed their sentiments, saying “Marc's heartfelt passion for this cause and this project has inspired everyone involved in Love Is Love. As an editor on the book, I continue to be moved every day by the expressions of hope and love the contributors have put forth, and can only imagine the profound impact the book will have on readers, as well.”
In addition to the list of contributing creators IDW released a variant cover for the anthology. Love Is Love is 144 pages, and is due out in December.