A comic book anthology by over 200 of the industry’s writers and artists will be released later this year to honour the victims of the Orlando massacre.
The book, titled “Love Is Love”, is to feature one hundred short stories “mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world”.
All proceeds from the book will benefit the survivors and victims of the Orlando shooting and their families via LGBTI group Equality Florida, DC Comics announced.
The project is the brainchild of DC Comics writer Marc Andreyko, who is gay. He posted a Facebook status about a possible tribute project the day after the June tragedy and got an overwhelming response.
He began to reach out to colleagues shortly afterward.
“Most of them said yes before I finished asking,” he told The Guardian.
“It has been profoundly moving to see such a diverse, and often really busy, group take the time to be a part of this.”
He said he hopes the comic book will make readers realize that it doesn’t matter who they love.
“What matters is that you do love,” he said.
“We are all in this together, we share more with each other than we differ, and we can each make a difference and better the world.”
The comic book will be released on December 21.