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The First Official ‘Harry Potter’ LGBTQ Comic Is Finally Happening for the Best Reason Ever

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The “Harry Potter” franchise doesn’t seem like it’s going to die out anytime soon (like “Star Wars”). From movies to books to plays, the series has appeared in countless art forms. Now, it’s about to become a comic.

So, what’s the deal? J.K. Rowling recently approved a comic to benefit those affected by the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub called “Love is Love.” It’s a comic anthology created by DC Comics, IDW Publishing, and includes more than 200 writers and illustrators. All of the proceeds will directly benefit the survivors of the tragic shooting. The anthology will feature Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Dumbledore, alongside characters like Superman and Catwoman.

Check out @georgegustines lovely article in the @nytimes in which my “Love is love” contribution is revealed. This first of a kind illustration was done with #jkrowling’s blessing, inspired by her quote: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” –The Goblet of Fire #harrypotter #Loveislove is an amazing anthology and collaboration among so many of comicdom’s finest talents with all proceeds going to the victims, survivors, and their families of the Orlando shooting tragedy via EQUALITY FLORIDA. I want to thank @idwpublishing editor #SarahGaydos and @dccomics Vertigo group editor @jamie_s_rich for their tireless work in making this book a reality. The full uncropped image available in the book in stores 12/28. Colors by the magnificent @markchidc!

A photo posted by Jim Lee (@jimleeart) on

The comic above was drawn by Jim Lee, showing Professor Albus Dumbledore with Harry, Ron, and Hermione lighting up a magical rainbow flag with their wands. This is significant, as Rowling confirmed Dumbledore was gay after the books were published. A quote from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” will appear alongside it, reading:

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

You can pre-order “Love Is Love” now for $10. It is for official released sometime in late 2016.


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