Patton Oswalt may be one of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on TV, but his next comic book work will be for DC and IDW Comics. Oswalt is just one creator contributing to ‘Love Is Love’, a 144-page collection of one- and two-page stories which goes on sale in December with proceeds going to Equality Florida to benefit those impacted by the June 21st mass-shooting the The Pulse LGBTQ nightclub.
The benefit book was the brainchild of Marc Andreyko, creator of DC’s ‘Manhunter’ who has also scripted the exploits of ‘Batwoman’, one of the most visible LGBTQ heroes in comics, as well as ‘Birds of Prey’, and most recently ‘Wonder Woman ’77’ based on the classic Lynda Carter TV series.
“I’m a child of the 80s; I grew up with ‘We Are the World’ and Live Aid. Events like this shouldn’t be compartmentalized. They should hurt and we should want to change for the better.”
The project includes over 100 brief stories.
“I purposely said it would be a one-page thing to get people to commit… I was e-Harmony-ing people. Mixing and matching and seeing who felt right.”
In addition to Oswalt, who previously wrote ‘Batman’ #600 and ‘Justice League: The Working Week’, contributors include Damon Lindelof (‘Lost’, ‘Prometheus’, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’), Phil Jimenez, Olivier Coipel and , who contributed this cover, featuring Batwoman:
‘Love Is Love’ will be available in December for $9.99. Not bad for 100 stories!
For more information about Equality Florida, click here.
Source: The New York Times