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Love Is Love is a 144-page graphic novel released in December 2016 by IDW Publishing in collaboration with DC Entertainment with many characters appearing from other publishers and franchises with explicit permission in tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. The comic became a New York Times bestseller and over US$165,000 was raised by the sales, which was donated to the victims.[1][2] The comic was produced with volunteer work by dozens of artists and featured the first official comic based on the Harry Potter media franchise.[3][4][5]

Love Is Love
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Publication historyEdit


Unlike most graphic novels, the book does not contain a cohesive story or several shorter stories spanning several pages but instead a mass anthology[6][7] with one or two-page-long shorts, comic strips or single illustrated pages lacking panels or dialogue bubbles.[8] IDW Publishing simply referred to it as an "oversize comic",[9] as did Goodreads,[10],[11] and Comic Book Resources.[12]

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Other creatorsEdit

  • Patty Jenkins (introduction)[13]
  • J.K. Rowling (loaned out characters and text from her novels)[13]
  • Marc Andreyko (afterword)[13]
  • Steve Cook (logo design)[13]
  • Lou Prand (layouts)[13]
  • David Drake (adaption)[13]
  • Dennis Calero[13][14]
  • Olivier Coipel[13]
  • Amanda Connor[13]
  • Andrew Constant[13]
  • Deyns Cowan[13]
  • Crank![13]
  • Arvind Ethan Davis[13]
  • Vito Delsante[13]
  • Shannon Eric Denton[13]
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick[13]
  • Javier Grillo-Marxuach[13]
  • Michael Hoeweler[13]
  • Douglas Holgate[13]
  • Rantz Hoseley[13]
  • Kike Infame[13]
  • Shawn Lee[13]
  • Vince Locke[13]
  • Julian Lopez[13]
  • Kevin Mellon[13]
  • Richard Ortiz[13]
  • Greg Pak[13]
  • Livio Ramondelli[13]
  • Kelsey Shannon[13]
  • Scott Shaw[13]
  • Frank Tieri[13]
  • Jill Thompson[13]
  • Josh Trujillo[13]
  • Zeb Wells[13]


Many of the stories featured in Love is Love revolve around LGBT-related relationships and discrimination, and they sometimes utilize pop culture icons such as Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn (who are put into a lesbian relationship), Deathstroke, and Wonder Woman. One comic is about a superhero, Rainbow Boy, who uses his powers to fight "Doc Drumpf" and his armies of "Spider Haters".[15]


Love is Love won the 2017 Eisner Award for Best Anthology. The book holds an average rating of 9.6 by five professional critics on the review aggregation website Comic Book Roundup.[16]


  1. ^ Gustines, George Gene (20 September 2016). "Comic Book Artists Create Publication to Honor Orlando Victims" – via
  2. ^ Newsarama staff (March 28, 2017). "IDW & DC's LOVE IS LOVE Raises $165k For Charity, Gets 5th Printing". Newsarama. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  3. ^ Molloy, Parker. "J.K. Rowling approved the first-ever 'Harry Potter' comic — for a great reason". Upworthy.
  4. ^ Diaz, Eric (December 23, 2016). "HARRY POTTER Makes His Comic Book Debut For LOVE IS LOVE Benefit Special". The Nerdist.
  5. ^ Marston, George (December 19, 2016). "JIM LEE Brings HARRY POTTER to Comic Books - With J.K. ROWLING's Blessing". Newsarama.
  6. ^ Weldon, Glen (December 29, 2016). "'Love Is Love' Comics Anthology Offers Raw Expressions of Grief, Rage — And Defiance". NPR.
  7. ^ Brown, Tracy (December 19, 2016). "Exclusive reveal of 'The Spirit' comic from the 'Love Is Love' anthology". LA Times.
  8. ^ Brown, Tracy (September 21, 2016). "Comic book creators unite for 'Love Is Love' to honor victims of Orlando attack". LA Times.
  9. ^ "Love is Love – IDW Publishing". IDW Publishing.
  10. ^ "Love Is Love". Goodreads.
  11. ^ "Buy This Comic: Love Is Love #1 -". 28 December 2016.
  12. ^ CBR staff (27 December 2016). "Love is Love". Comic Book Resources.
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  16. ^ "LOVE IS LOVE". Comic Book Roundup. Archived from the original on 2017-07-31. Retrieved 2017-07-31.

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