Luciano Vecchio’s Origin of Love steals our Hearts

Queer artist Luciano Vecchio created this fantastic story of inspiration and hope. It’s called, The Origin Of Love and it’s… So good!

Vecchio wrote on his Tumblr

Last week I read the anthology Love Is Love, published by DC Comics and IDW, an homage to the victims and survivors of the Orlando shooting.

I didn’t dare asking to participate when Marc Andreyko made an open call for creators. But after reading it, and seeing the DC characters there (which I didn’t expect), I kept thinking what would I have done, and I was inspired to do this short story. Couldn’t help myself actually.
It falls utterly and unashamedly under the category of fan fiction. My first ever.

And to expand on the meta commentary, given the hostile world we live in, as a queer author and activist I think mainstream comics still could use higher profile queer superheroes, tied to their most visible franchises, that are queer super activists alongside the ones that do add to minority representation but sometimes just “happen to be queer”. Of course, as a Wonderfan I think one tied to the Wonder Woman franchise would be just perfect.

DC Comics and IDW Create ‘Love Is Love’, A Queer Comic Book supporting the Pulse Nightclub Victims

Coming in December, DC Comics and IDW will publish an queer theme comic book called, Love Is Love.

The comic book will contain 144-pages of work from Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Phil Jimenez, Rafael Albuquerque, Olivier Coipel and Marc Andreyko.

Love Is Love will raise money for the Equality Florida’s fund. This fund is for those affected by the horrendous attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando over the summer.

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