December 19, 2016


J.K. Rowling Honors Pulse Nightclub Victims with Dumbledore Comic

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

You may remember Albus Dumbledore's wise words from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and now, his quote about tolerance and love is being used in a comic that pays tribute to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling authorized the use of the quote, along with the likeness of Dumbledore, Harry, Ron and Hermione for an illustration by DC Comics' Jim Lee for Love is Love. The project is a 144-page comic anthology that honors those who lost their lives in the tragedy. It was spearheaded by Marc Andreyko and features work from others in the comics industry.

Lee's illustration shows the Hogwarts crew pointing their wands to the sky and waving a rainbow flag, added in by DC's Mark Chiarello.

The book will benefit Equality Florida and features work from Damon Lindelof, Morgan Spurlock, Matt Bomer, Phil Jimenez and Olivier Coipe. It will be available Dec. 28.

Below, we talk about our favorite Harry Potter spells in our nostalgia podcast, Besterday: