Manga/Graphic Novel Review #53 – Love is Love, edited by Marc Andreyko

Hey guys!

Here is review for Love is Love, edited by Marc Andreyko.

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Synopsis:

The comic industry comes together in honor of those killed in Orlando. Co-published by two of the premiere publishers in comics—DC and IDW, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world. All material has been kindly donated by the writers, artists, and editors with all proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families. Be a part of an historic comics event! It doesn’t matter who you love. All that matters is you love.

 

Pros:

  • great initiative
  • it’s gorgeous to see people come together like this

 

Cons:

  • too centred on being good allies and not actually about the lgbtqa+ community
  • most contributors are just cis, straight and white
  • would probably be better if it excluded Batman and Superman

 

Verdict:

Last year was brutal. On September 19th, a man entered a gay club called Pulse, in Florida, during a latin party and killed 49 people. This was a terrible tragedy, becoming the biggest mass shooting in America and deeply making an impact in the lgbtqa+ community of the world. In order to help in some way, Mark Andreyko pulled together some pretty big names from DC Comics and IDW and made this anthology, which all proceedings go to the victims and their families. I wanted to get this right away, my money needed to go to a better place. Unfortunately, this wasn’t really what I wanted and expected. Most creators are cis, white and straight, which is totally fine but when trying to get into queer stories, some intentions got flat. There’s some stories that ultimately weren’t that pleasant. I wanted something with good intentions AND good content, but that’s not what I got. Nevertheless, I deeply sad about what happened at Pulse but it’s heartwarming to see people come together in such a tragic moment and help each other.

Anyway, if you have read this, please let me know what you thought of it.

See you guys soon,

Cat.

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