All-star Love Is Love comic book raises $165,000 for Orlando Pulse victims

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Superheroes on and off the page…

The Love Is Love comic book – which is a collaboration between DC Comics and IDW Publishing – has raised over $165,000 for the victims of last year’s shooting Orlando gay club Pulse.

Released in late December, the book has topped the New York Times’ bestseller list for graphic books and is currently heading into its fifth printing, reports The Washington Post.

“I am overwhelmed by the response to Love is Love,” Marc Andreyko, the book’s curator and project organiser, said in a statement.

“I never would have imagined that this project would not only raise so much money, but touch so many lives.”

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Love Is Love includes a variety of stories featuring the likes of Superman, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and a few of the Harry Potter characters.

The money has been donated to the OneOrlando Fund to benefit those affected by the attack at Pulse last June, which left 49 dead and 53 injured.

A who’s-who of top comic book talent came together for the project, as well celebrity contributors including Patton Oswalt, Taran Killam, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

“We just need to keep fighting the good fight,” Andreyko added, “and love will win.”

Hear, hear!

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