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Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here and we’re heading to Otakon! We’re counting down the hours before we’re checking out anime and manga right here in Washington, DC! We’ll be Tweeting up photos from the con this weekend.

While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Outhouse – Megacon’s Love Is Love Events Raise $18K For Charity – Money that’ll do a lot of good!

DC – Breaking News: A Whale of a Black Lightning Villain – Who’s excited for this series?

The Mary Sue – Disney Store Adds Official Ms. Marvel Costume for Young Aspiring Heroes – So cool to see this!


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – Black Road Vol. 1 Holy North

Newsarama – Brobots Vol. 2

Horror Geek Life – The Eyrie

Newsarama – Mega Princess

Talking Comics – Mister Miracle #1

Talking Comics – Redlands #1

Newsarama – Secret Empire #8

Talking Comics – Secret Empire #8

Love Is Love Raises Over $165,000 for Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Last December, IDW Publishing, with support from DC Entertainment, created Love is Love, an anthology graphic novel that united the comic book community in support of the victims and families affected by the tragedy at Pulse nightclub. It has been announced that the graphic novel has raised more than $165,000 from digital and print sales. Through Equality Florida, the proceeds have been donated to the OneOrlando Fund to assist the victims and families impacted.

Love is Love was conceived and curated by comic book writer Marc Andreyko, under the editorial guidance of IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos and DC Entertainment’s Jamie S. Rich, who called upon his industry colleagues to lend their talents to a benefit comic book. The overwhelming response he received in support of the project resulted in contributions from comic and entertainment luminaries including Grant Morrison, Gail Simone, Jim Lee, Paul Dini, Amanda Conner, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Brian Michael Bendis, Steve Orlando, Cat Staggs, Kieron Gillen, Mark Millar, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez, David Mack, Brad Meltzer, Taran Killam, Patton Oswalt, Damon Lindelof, Morgan Spurlock and Matt Bomer, among many others.

The graphic novel is currently in its fourth printing, and the remaining copies will be donated to Equality Florida and sold as fundraising items.

A fifth printing is forthcoming, with all proceeds from this and future editions of Love is Love being donated to LGBTQA charities.

Archie Gets Involved with the Love is Love Anthology

Archie Comics is teaming up with IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment and will be contributing to the Love is Love anthology benefiting victims of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub tragedy.

The company will include two stories featuring Archie Comics characters designed to show support for the LGBTQ community.

Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, artist Stephen Byrne, and Archie legend Dan Parent have crafted two heartfelt and moving pieces featuring Kevin Keller, Archie, and other Archie Comics characters as they stand with the victims of this national tragedy and the entire LGBTQ community.

The Love is Love collection, curated by writer Marc Andreyko, features artwork from dozens of collaborators in the comic book industry designed to send a powerful message of support to the victims, survivors, and their families. All materials for the project have been donated and all proceeds will go directly to the families and victims via Equality Florida.

Kevin Keller, the first gay character in Archie Comics history, was introduced in 2010 by longtime Archie writer/artist Dan Parent, whose contribution to Love is Love features a one-page pinup featuring a message from Kevin Keller to the LGBTQ community about how to cope and respond to the tragic events that struck Orlando.

The Love is Love anthology graphic novel goes on sale December 21st at comic book shops.


DC and IDW’s Love is Love Helps Honor Orlando Victims and Raise Money this December

This December, the comic book is coming together to honor the victims of the June 12 shooting a the Pulse nightclub, as well as help raise money for Equality Florida‘s fund for those affected. Being published by DC Comics and IDW Publishing, Love is Love is a 144-page comic book featuring over 100 stories.

Organized by Marc Andreyko, the comic’s one to two-page stories features creators such as Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Phil Jimenez, Olivier Coipel, Rafael Albuquerque, Pete Woods, Joe Harris and more.

The comic will retail for $9.99.

A Batwoman pinup by Rafael Albuquerque, from the “Love Is Love” comic.

A Batwoman pinup by Rafael Albuquerque, from the “Love Is Love” comic.


(via New York Times)