Title: Love is Love
Editor: Phil Jimenez (all other contributors listed later in this post)
Type: Comic / Graphic Novel
Genre: Sequential Art, GLBT
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Date published: December 28, 2016
Page Count: 160
Summary: The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics – – mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world.
– CONTRIBUTORS –
Víctor Santos (Illustrator), Rafael Albuquerque (Illustrator), Jim Zub (Goodreads Author), Vivian Ng (Illustrator), Paul Dini, Bill Morrison (Illustrator), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Goodreads Author) , Gabriel Bautista (Illustrator), Teddy Tenenbaum, Mike Huddleston (Illustrator), Judd Winick (Illustrator), Jeff Jensen, David López (Illustrator), Tee Franklin, Carla Speed McNeil (Goodreads Author) (Illustrator), Kaare Andrews (Illustrator), Sina Grace (Goodreads Author), Daniel Beals (Goodreads Author), David Lafuente (Illustrator), Nunzio DeFilippis (Goodreads Author), Christina Weir (Goodreads Author), Emma Vieceli (Goodreads Author) (Illustrator), Jeff King, Steve Pugh (Illustrator), Rob Williams, Mike Dowling (Illustrator), Marc Guggenheim, Brent Peeples (Illustrator), Grant Morrison, Jesús Merino (Illustrator), Eddie Gorodetsky, Jesus Inglesias (Illustrator), Devon T. W. Morales, Rags Morales (Illustrator), Pedro Víllora, David Drake, José Villarrubia (Illustrator), Robert Venditti (Goodreads Author), Brad Walker (Illustrator), Amanda Deibert (Goodreads Author), Cat Staggs (Illustrator), Scott Snyder (Goodreads Author), Jock (Illustrator), Jeff Dixon (Goodreads Author), Karl Slominski (Illustrator), Gail Simone, Jim Calafiore (Illustrator), Justin Zimmerman, Robbi Rodriguez (Illustrator), Joe Kelly.
– MY REVIEW –
It took me a very long time to get through this comic, and even longer to process it and finally write this review. This is basically a compilation of short comics, told/illustrated by numerous artists in response, or dedicated, to the lives lost in Orlando. Every single story in this collection was truly heart-wrenching, and I could not read more than 2 or 3 at a time because I would start crying and would be unable to see the illustrations anymore.
Projects like this one are so precious, and so so important. This comic was a form of mourning those who were lost, as well as encouraging the rest of us who are left alive in this world, that we need to cherish and appreciate each other. Hate begets more hate, and violence, and loss. And finally, this comic really drove home the fact that love should be celebrated, protected, and valued, as well as the truth that love is love, no matter either of the lovers’ genders, skin colours, orientations, religions, etc. etc.
I highly recommend this comic for those who enjoy comic books and graphic novels, as well as those who support love and peaceful coexistence between humans, rather than separation and hatred. Just be aware, that this compilation will shatter your heart to pieces.
THANK YOU FOR READING MY REVIEW! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOW COME? LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!