The week after Christmas is historically a slow week for comics and this year was no exception. Saga was wonderful per usual, but IDW and DC did something amazing this week that should be celebrated and is a nice gesture to cap off what has been a rough year. The two comic book publishers teamed up with some amazing creators to raise money for the victims and the families of victims of the Orlando shootings. The publishers donated the materials and the creators donated their talent and 100% of the proceeds is going to the cause.
Pick of the Week:
Love is Love - This oversize comic checks in at 144 pages of heartfelt creativity that celebrates the LBGTQ community and reminds us all that we are all beautiful people worthy of love. This anthology was created as a response to the shooting and is a collection of short stories that are equally tragic and heartwarming. You won't finish this book with a dry eye and there are even short breaks that bring in some well known comic book characters. Some of the stories are more powerful than others, but the collective effort of this group is to be celebrated. This is a collection that should be on every shelf so we can collectively stand against the events that happened and with the victims and their families.
It doesn't matter what else came out. Go buy this book!
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.